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.

05.04.16 - Senator Tavares Testifies For Local Government Funding

 

COLUMBUS–Yesterday, State Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D–Columbus), Assistant Senate Democratic Leader, gave testimony on Senate Bill 22, which would increase the amount of state funding for local governments. SB 22 would restore cuts made by the Ohio General Assembly in previous operating budgets.

 
 

05.03.16 - Senator Tavares' Statement On The Passing Of Joyce Garver Keller

 

COLUMBUS - State Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) issued the following statement on the passing of former Director of Ohio Jewish Communities, Joyce Garver Keller.

 
 

04.13.16 - Senator Tavares Testifies Against Conversion Therapy

 

COLUMBUS– Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D – Columbus) testified today in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee on Senate Bill 74, which prohibits the practice of conversion therapy on minors in the state of Ohio. Conversion or reparative therapy aims to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

 
 

04.08.16 - Senator Tavares Meets With Small Business Owners

 

Columbus – Yesterday, Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D – Columbus) participated in a small business roundtable hosted by the Main Street Alliance to discuss her support of Senate Bill 301, the Pregnancy Reasonable Accommodation Act.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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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