JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -
Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) announced Thursday that he has been
selected by Senate Leadership to serve as the Ranking Minority Member on the
Public Utilities and Agriculture Committees. Gentile will also be serving on Energy and
Natural Resources, Transportation, Reference, and Finance Sub-committee on General
Gentile said in a press release that he was grateful for the opportunity and looks forward to continuing his work with Ohio's agriculture producers.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Ranking Minority member on two very
important committees in the Ohio Senate", Gentile said. "As the Ranking Democrat on
the Public Utilities Committee I will work hard to ensure that consumers, manufacturers
and small businesses have affordable and reliable utility services. I also look forward
to continuing my work with Ohio's Agriculture producers, as the top Democrat on the
Senate Agriculture Committee. Agriculture is a critical industry in Ohio and I remain
committed to promoting public policy that is beneficial to Ohio farmers, landowners and
Gentile previously served on the Public Utilities Committee in the House of
Representatives and during his first term in the Ohio Senate.