Each legislative session, the Ohio Senate majority and minority caucuses select a slate of leaders to maintain
order on the floor,
set the agenda and direct policy for its 33 members.
The political party that has the most Senate members is the majority caucus. Party composition is particularly
important at the beginning of a new session as the Senate President is selected from the party in the majority.
The Senate President is supported in his duties by a slate of leaders from and selected by members of his or
Senate President Keith Faber
The President of the Senate is the presiding officer of the Ohio Senate, elected by all members of the Senate
to conduct session, which includes recognizing members in debate, preserving order and decorum, calling for votes
and signing all acts.
Pete Fact : Pro Tempore is a Latin phrase which means "for a time" or "for the time being." The President Pro
Tempore may serve as President for a time.
The role of this leadership position is to serve
as the temporary president in the absence of the Senate President.
Majority Floor Leader Tom Patton
The majority floor leader is elected by all members of the Senate and is responsible for the development and
implementation of the agenda for the majority party.
Majority Whip Larry Obhof
The majority whip is elected by all members of the Senate and is responsible for monitoring legislation and securing
votes for legislation on the floor for the majority party.