Senator Tavares meets with constituents in her Statehouse office.
Senator Tavares meets with constituents in her Statehouse office.
 Senator Tavares meets with girl scouts in the Senate chamber.
Senator Tavares meets with girl scouts in the Senate chamber.
 Senator Tavares meets with 6 year old chess champion Saadhika Bagley at Discovery Montessori School in Akron.
Senator Tavares meets with 6 year old chess champion Saadhika Bagley at Discovery Montessori School in Akron.
Senator Tavares testifies on Senate Bill 66 with Senator Eklund.
Senator Tavares testifies on Senate Bill 66 with Senator Eklund.
 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 attends Galvanize Press Conference with Tina Chen and Nichole Dunn of the Women's Fund
Senator Tavares attends Galvanize Press Conference with Tina Chen and Nichole Dunn of the Women's Fund
Senator Tavares and Rep. Boggs discuss legislative process in Ohio and working as a female legislator to the 2017 Ohio State Mandela Washington Fellows.
Senator Tavares and Rep. Boggs discuss legislative process in Ohio and working as a female legislator to the 2017 Ohio State Mandela Washington Fellows.
 Senator Tavares with Linda Kanney, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and others at the Diva Movement conference- to discuss empowering and motivating young women
Senator Tavares with Linda Kanney, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and others at the Diva Movement conference- to discuss empowering and motivating young women
 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.
 
 

Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) was sworn in on January 5, 2015 for her second term as the State Senator for Ohio’s 15th district and Senate Assistant Minority Leader. A committed and results-oriented public servant, she has served in the Ohio Senate since 2011. Her district includes Bexley and parts of Grandview Heights as well as the historic neighborhoods of Columbus.

 

 
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09.05.17 - Senator Tavares Slams Trump Administration's Plan To End DACA

 

ColumbusState Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) spoke out against the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
 

 
 

08.01.17 - Senator Tavares Introduces FAIR Act To Stop Wage Discrimination

 

COLUMBUS –Today, State Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced the Fair and Acceptable Income Required (FAIR) Act to update state laws that protect Ohioans, particularly women, from wage discrimination. The bill coincides with Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which took place July 31st

 
 

07.26.17 - Senator Tavares Condemns President's Ban On Transgender Service Members

 

COLUMBUS - Today, Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his intent to ban transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces in any capacity.

 
 

06.28.17 - Senate Democrats React To Passage Of Bill That Bans Common Abortion Procedure

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Ohio Senate Democrats opposed the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 145, which would criminalize and create civil action for the most common type of second trimester abortion. The medical term for this procedure is “Dilation and Evacuation” (D&E). Senate Democrats were disheartened and angered by this Republican attack on the rights of women and their access to safe and legal abortions.

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat