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.

07.13.16 - Senator Schiavoni Responds To Criminal Charges Against Sebring Water Operator

 

Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) issued the following statement after it was announced that James Bates, the former operator of Sebring's water system, now faces criminal charges as a result of the village's lead contamination crisis:

 
 

07.11.16 - Senator Schiavoni Responds To Judge's Ruling In ECOT Lawsuit

 

COLUMBUS - Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni issued the following statement after a judge denied a request by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) to block the Ohio Department of Education (ODE)’s audit of student attendance. ECOT had issued a statement earlier in the day admitting that if the state is able to conduct a thorough and accurate audit of ECOT’s records, the school would be forced to return “significant portions of [its] funding,” or even close.

 
 

07.08.16 - Senator Schiavoni Condemns ECOT Lawsuit Against The Ohio Department Of Education

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni condemned a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Classroom Of Tomorrow (ECOT) to block the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) from doing a full audit of the school’s attendance records. ECOT argues in the lawsuit that they are not required to “provide” education to their students. They assert that they are only required to “offer,” or place, the courses online.

 
 

06.16.16 - Leading Charter Advocates Issue Call To Reform E-schools

 

Columbus—Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) is pleased that today three of the leading national charter school advocacy groups joined the growing movement for higher standards for online public charter schools.  In a new report, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the National Association of Charter School Operators and the 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now issued a call to action for state leaders to address the disturbingly low performance by online charter schools (or e-schools as they called in Ohio).

 
 
 
 
 

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