Senator Schiavoni and his wife Margaret introduced Louis Scott Schiavoni to the Ohio Senate on November 14.
Senator Schiavoni and his wife Margaret introduced Louis Scott Schiavoni to the Ohio Senate on November 14.
 Senator Schiavoni listens intently as Attorney General DeWine testifies before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight Committee on May 24 regarding Senate Bill 317 sponsored by Schiavoni to regulate internet cafes.
Senator Schiavoni listens intently as Attorney General DeWine testifies before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight Committee on May 24 regarding Senate Bill 317 sponsored by Schiavoni to regulate internet cafes.
 Senator Schiavoni in Senate committee.
Senator Schiavoni in Senate committee.
Senator Schiavoni was recently a guest on the Ohio Channel discussion program, Ohio in Focus.
Senator Schiavoni was recently a guest on the Ohio Channel discussion program, Ohio in Focus.
 Senator Joe Schiavoni honored Nileyshia Johnson during Senate Session on June 13 for winning the Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest sponsored by Heinz Ketchup. Each year the company takes submissions of original artwork from students in grades K-12 across the country to design packets of Heinz ketchup.
Senator Joe Schiavoni honored Nileyshia Johnson during Senate Session on June 13 for winning the Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest sponsored by Heinz Ketchup. Each year the company takes submissions of original artwork from students in grades K-12 across the country to design packets of Heinz ketchup.
 Senator Schiavoni in legislative session.
Senator Schiavoni in legislative session.
Senator Schiavoni speaks at a press conference on education and the State budget.
Senator Schiavoni speaks at a press conference on education and the State budget.
 Senator Schiavoni listens to testimony in the Senate Judiciary - Civil Justice Committee.
Senator Schiavoni listens to testimony in the Senate Judiciary - Civil Justice Committee.
 Senator Schiavoni delivers sponsor testimony on SB 124. Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina) is a co-sponsor of this bill.
Senator Schiavoni delivers sponsor testimony on SB 124. Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina) is a co-sponsor of this bill.
Senator Schiavoni delivers sponsor testimony on SB 198 regarding a STEM tax credit (science, technology, engineering, and math education).
Senator Schiavoni delivers sponsor testimony on SB 198 regarding a STEM tax credit (science, technology, engineering, and math education).
 Friends and family of Senator Schiavoni gathered to watch Governor Ted Strickland sign SB 124 into law.
Friends and family of Senator Schiavoni gathered to watch Governor Ted Strickland sign SB 124 into law.
 Senators Cafaro and Joe Schiavoni speak on a resolution to United States Congress to treat all of the General Motors-Delphi retirees fairly and equitably.
Senators Cafaro and Joe Schiavoni speak on a resolution to United States Congress to treat all of the General Motors-Delphi retirees fairly and equitably.
Senator Schiavoni attended National Night Out 2010 in Youngstown to raise awareness about crime in the city and to discuss solutions.
Senator Schiavoni attended National Night Out 2010 in Youngstown to raise awareness about crime in the city and to discuss solutions.
 
 

Senator Joe Schiavoni represents the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses all of Columbiana and Mahoning Counties.  In 2013, Senator Schiavoni’s colleagues unanimously elected him as the Democratic Leader of the Senate, after serving two years as Assistant Leader. 

 

 

 
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Senator Schiavoni Serves In the Following Committees :

Rules and Reference
 
VIDEO: Sen. Schiavoni talks about the opening of the 131st General Assembly.

07.20.15 - Senator Schiavoni Joins Call For State Board Of Education To Remove Superintendent Ross

 

COLUMBUS— Top democratic lawmakers in both the House and Senate today called on the State Board of Education to dismiss Superintendent Dick Ross, citing the recent scandal involving the cover up of failing charter school grades in state evaluations, the plan to takeover the Youngstown public schools crafted behind closed doors, and general lack of accountability to the State Board of Education and the public.

 
 

07.17.15 - Minority Leader Schiavoni Requests Special Audit Of Ohio Department Of Education

 

COLUMBUS, OH--Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) sent a letter to State Auditor Dave Yost requesting that his office launch a special audit of the Ohio Department of Education.  The request follows several news reports that questioned whether ODE may have broken state law by not counting the failing grades of some online charter schools when determining the ratings of their sponsors.

 
 

07.13.15 - Youngstown Residents Speak Out Against CEO Takeover Of School District

 

Youngstown – Astanding room only crowd packed McGuffey Elementary School in Youngstown for a public meeting hosted by Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman), State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Youngstown Mayor John McNally to discuss the Youngstown School Plan.  Parents, teachers and community residents protested the plan contained in House Bill 70 that gives broad and unprecedented powers to an unelected Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to run the district.

 
 

07.06.15 - Senator Schiavoni, Representative Lepore-Hagan, And Mayor McNally To Host Public Meeting On Youngstown City Schools

 

Columbus--Next Monday, July 13, 2015, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan, and Youngstown Mayor John McNally will host a meeting to address questions and concerns from community members about new legislation affecting Youngstown City Schools.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 33

 
Counties: Columbiana, Mahoning
 

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Background

 
Leadership Position : Minority Leader
Hometown : Boardman
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2009


Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term