Senator Tavares presents a resolution to honor Bishop Hartley's football team for winning the Division IV state championship.
Senator Tavares presents a resolution to honor Bishop Hartley's football team for winning the Division IV state championship.
 Senator Tavares honors Brutus Buckeye for his 50th anniversary as Ohio State's mascot.
Senator Tavares honors Brutus Buckeye for his 50th anniversary as Ohio State's mascot.
 Senator Tavares speaks during a press conference introducing legislation to combat infant mortality in Ohio.
Senator Tavares speaks during a press conference introducing legislation to combat infant mortality in Ohio.
Senator Charleta Tavares gives a speech during Senate Session.
Senator Charleta Tavares gives a speech during Senate Session.
 Senators Charleta B. Tavares and Gayle Manning present a resolution to Nolan Stevens, Public Policy Office at the Ohio Commission on Latino Affairs recognizing National Hispanic Month.
Senators Charleta B. Tavares and Gayle Manning present a resolution to Nolan Stevens, Public Policy Office at the Ohio Commission on Latino Affairs recognizing National Hispanic Month.
 Senator Tavares honors the girls basketball team from Columbus Africentric High School for winning a state championship.
Senator Tavares honors the girls basketball team from Columbus Africentric High School for winning a state championship.
Senator Tavares with Governor Kasich, Senator Jones, SIDS health advocates and staff members at the bill signing ceremony for Senate Bill 278.
Senator Tavares with Governor Kasich, Senator Jones, SIDS health advocates and staff members at the bill signing ceremony for Senate Bill 278.
 
 

Charleta B. Tavares was re-elected and sworn in on January 5, 2015 as the State Senator for the 15th District and Assistant Democratic Leader in the Ohio Senate. A committed public servant, she has served since 2011 as the State Senator, which includes, Bexley and parts of Grandview Heights as well as the historic neighborhoods of the city of Columbus. She currently serves as the Senate ranking member on both the Ways and Means and the Health and Human Services Committees. In addition, she also serves as a member of the Finance, Finance Subcommittee on Corrections, Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, Joint Committee on Agency Rules and Review, and serves as Co-Chair of the Ohio Constitutional Mode...

 
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Senator Charleta B. Tavares speaks on the Senate Floor in support of Senate Bill 198 which would designate the month of October as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month.
Senator Tavares honors the Ohio State National Championship Wrestling Team during Senate Session.

07.25.16 - Senator Tavares To Introduce Legislation To Address Discrimination In Real Estate Deeds And Covenants

 

Columbus – Today, Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D - Columbus) announced she will soon introduce legislation to address the issue of discrimination against minorities based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. 

 
 

06.21.16 - Senator Tavares Congratulates Columbus On Smart City Selection

 

Columbus – Today, Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) praised Columbus for winning the U.S. Smart City Challenge. The United States Department of Transportation, selected Columbus from a pool of seven finalists. 

 
 

06.17.16 - Senator Tavares Commends Veto Of Senate Bill 296

 

Columbus – Today, Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) issued the following statement on Governor Kasich’s decision to veto Substitute Senate Bill 296.

 
 

06.13.16 - Tavares To Introduce Legislation To Make June "Pride Month"

 

Columbus – Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D - Columbus) announced she will soon reintroduce legislation that would designate June as “Pride Month” in Ohio in honor of the LGBTQ community. Senator Tavares made the announcement in light of the tragic massacre in Orlando, Florida, where a terrorist killed 49 people and injured 53 others after opening fire inside of a popular gay nightclub. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Senate District 15

 
Counties: Franklin (part)
 
 

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5131
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Background

 
Leadership Position : Assistant Minority Leader
Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2011; Columbus City Councilwoman, 1999-2010; State Representative, 1993-1998


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