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 testifies on June 24, 2015
Senator Schiavoni testifies on June 24, 2015
 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 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 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 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 in legislative session.
Senator Schiavoni in legislative session.
 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 the Democratic Leader of the Senate. He had previously served two years as Assistant Senate Democratic Leader. 

 

 

 
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Senator Schiavoni Serves In the Following Committees :

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VIDEO: Sen. Schiavoni speaks to students and teachers about improving Ohio Schools.

11.30.16 - Leader Schiavoni Testifies For Bill To Give Tax Relief To Disabled Veterans

 

COLUMBUS, OH - Today Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) testified with State Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) in the Senate Ways & Means Committee for Senate Bill 302. This bill would provide a complete property tax exemption for honorably discharged veterans who were 100 percent disabled from a service-related injury.

 
 

11.29.16 - Leader Schiavoni Testifies For Bill To Improve Youngstown Schools

 

COLUMBUS - Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) testified in the Senate Finance Committee for Senate Bill 230, which would make needed adjustments to further involve the community in school districts subject to academic distress commissions. Last year, a last-minute amendment was added to House Bill 70, now known as the “Youngstown Plan,” which replaced the structure and procedures for academic distress commissions. The amendment requires academic distress commissions to hire a CEO to run the affected school district.

 
 

10.26.16 - Senator Schiavoni Announces Improvements To E-School Reform Bill

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) announced several changes to further improve Senate Bill 298, legislation that would bring more accountability and transparency to Ohio’s online charter schools. The new substitute bill addresses suggestions that were raised by legislators and interested parties throughout the four legislative committee hearings on SB 298. 

 
 

10.14.16 - Senator Schiavoni Not Surprised By Poor Ratings Of Charter School Sponsors

 

Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement in response to new ratings for charter school sponsors.  The ratings show that 21 out of 65 sponsors flunked the ratings and could go out of business. Another 39 were rated as "ineffective."

 
 
 
 
 

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