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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VIDEO: Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) comments on becoming the Democratic Leader of the Ohio Senate.
VIDEO: Senator Schiavoni speaks out against a GOP tax plan that benefits the wealthy.

08.21.14 - Appointee Doesn't Meet Qualifications

 

I respond to the Aug. 10 op-ed “Democrats miss opportunities by not running in every race,” by Thomas Suddes, which mischaracterized my concerns about Gov. John Kasich’s appointment of Rick Hodges as the director of the Ohio Department of Health. I requested confirmation hearings in the Ohio Senate because I think Hodges fails to meet the qualifications for the job as required by state law.

 
 

08.14.14 - Sen. Schiavoni & Rep. Driehaus Call For General Assembly To Take Action Now On Charter School Reform

 

COLUMBUS- Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) called on the House and Senate to pass reforms to deal with Ohio’s troubled charter schools.  Two recent incidents prompted the legislators to again call for public hearings on an issue the General Assembly has largely ignored.

 
 

08.12.14 - Senate Minority Leader Calls For Hearings On Governor's Appointee To Lead Department Of Health

 

Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) sent a letter to Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Sen. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro), the Chairperson of the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee, to formally request hearings on the appointment of Rick Hodges to serve as Director of the Ohio Department of Health.   

 
 

08.06.14 - Senator Schiavoni Renews Call For Stronger Penalties To Stop Illegal Dumping

 

Columbus – Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) issued the following statement in response to the sentencing of D&L Energy owner Ben Lupo who was given 28 months in Federal prison and fined $25,000. According to evidence revealed in court, Mr. Lupo instructed his employees to illegally dump over 20,000 gallons of drilling waste and brine water into a sewer that fed directly into the Mahoning River.

 
 
 
 
 

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 2014 / Eligible to run for another four-year term