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 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 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.

03.14.17 - Senators Tavares And Skindell Reintroduce Equal Housing, Equal Employment Act

 

COLUMBUS - Today, State Senator Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) reintroduced legislation to expand Ohio Civil Rights Law to LGBTQ Ohioans. Senate Bill 100 would extend employment, housing, and public accommodations protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression to the covered areas currently identified as unlawful discriminatory practices.

 
 

03.09.17 - Senators Tavares And Skindell Introduce Single-Payer Health Care For All Ohioans

 

Today, State Senator Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced Senate Bill 91 to provide health care for all Ohioans through the creation of the Ohio Health Care Plan. This plan would provide single-payer universal access to quality health care, dental care and vision services.

 
 

02.08.17 - Senators Tavares And Lehner To Reintroduce Step Therapy Legislation

 

Columbus – Senators Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) and Peggy Lehner (R-Montgomery) will soon introduce legislation to make Ohio’s step therapy process more transparent. Step therapy, or “fail first,” is a cost-cutting process in which a patient is not permitted to immediately take the medicine prescribed by their doctor. Instead, they are forced to take a series of steps to try other, cheaper medications first. 

 
 

12.20.16 - Senate Democrats Call For Investigation Into Foreign Interference In 2016 Elections

 

Columbus—Today, The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus sent the following letter to the members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation, requesting a full bipartisan investigation into foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 15

 
Counties: Franklin (part)
 
 

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

 
Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat