Senate District 2
Theresa Gavarone
Ohio Senate District 2
Counties: Erie, Fulton (part), Lucas (part), Ottawa, Wood
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October 2022: Fall UpdateSeptember 2022: Cut Red Tape OhioAugust 2022: Labor Day UpdateJune 2022: A Summer Update from State Senator Theresa GavaroneMarch 2022: Prioritizing the Safety of OhioansFebruary 2022: Upholding the Freedom of Religious ExpressionJanuary 2022: 2022 Winter UpdateNovember 2021: Happy ThanksgivingNovember 2021: Honoring and Celebrating Ohio's VeteransOctober 2021: Fall Legislative UpdateJune 2021: Budget UpdateMay 2021: Preparing for the State's Two-Year Operating BudgetApril 2021: Spring Budget UpdateMarch 2021: Protecting College Students from Dangerous Campus CulturesFebruary 2021: Improving Access to Mental Health ServicesJanuary 2021: 134th General Assembly UpdateDecember 2020: Happy Holidays from State Senator GavaroneNovember 2020: Happy ThanksgivingOctober 2020: Celebrating and Honoring Local OhioansSeptember 2020: Supporting Ohio's Law EnforcementAugust 2020: Highlighting the Importance of Trade Reforms for Ohio JobsJuly 2020: Cutting Red Tape for Ohio BusinessesJune 2020: Supporting our Local Communities and EconomyMay 2020: Getting Ohio Back to WorkApril 2020: In This Together: A Message from State Senator GavaroneMarch 2020: A Message from State Senator Gavarone Regarding COVID-19 Resources for OhioansFebruary 2020: School Bus Safety Act Moves ForwardJanuary 2020: Continuing Our Good Work in the New YearDecember 2019: Happy Holidays from State Senator Theresa GavaroneOctober 2019: Cyber Security Legislation Signed Into LawSeptember 2019: Ensuring Our Children Get to School SafelyAugust 2019: Encouraging Job Growth in Northern OhioJuly 2019: State Operating Budget and Summer UpdateJune 2019: Recap of the First Six Months of the 133rd General AssemblyMay 2019: Improving Water Quality in Lake Erie and Cracking Down on Drug DealersApril 2019: The best ideas for legislation come from you!March 2019: It is a privilege to represent you in the Ohio Senate
Senator Theresa Gavarone
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square
2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Hometown: Bowling Green
(614) 466-8060
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Senator Theresa Gavarone has served in the Ohio Senate since 2019 and is currently in her first full term after having previously served in the Ohio House since 2016. She represents the people of Erie, Ottawa and Wood counties and parts of Fulton and Lucas counties.

As a resident of Northern Ohio for over 35 years, Senator Gavarone has an extensive background representing the community, including serving on the Bowling Green City Council.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and a law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law, and is an active member of the Wood County Bar Association. She is also a member of the local Kiwanis group.

Senator Gavarone has worked on a variety of legislative issues in recent years. She is passionate about advocating for her constituents and many of the bills that she has championed were due to conversations she had with members of the community. Senator Gavarone has sponsored numerous bills on many different topics including elections security, religious freedom of expression, school bus safety, mental health care access, communications disabilities, cyber security, water quality and others.

In addition to her public service, Senator Gavarone is a small business owner and together with her husband Jim, owns Mr. Spots restaurant in Bowling Green.  

Senator Gavarone and Jim have three children and reside in Bowling Green.

134th General Assembly Committee Assignments:
- Local Government and Elections Committee (Chair)
- Finance Committee (Vice-Chair)
- Judiciary Committee
- Small Business & Economic Opportunity Committee 
- Rules & Reference Committee

Special Appointments: 
- Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (Chair)
- Ohio Ballot Board (Vice-Chair)
- Joint Legislative Committee on Adoption Promotion and Support
- Ohio Child Support Guideline Advisory Council
- Great Lakes Commission
- National Council of State Legislatures Redistricting & Elections Committee

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