Senator Gentile Sworn Into Leadership Position

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 Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile (D- Steubenville) will continue to serve as the Assistant Minority Whip in the Ohio Senate, a position held since January 2014.

Gentile was elected again in November by Democratic leaders, as they met to discuss their leadership team prior to the 131st General Assembly. The Senator was unanimously re-elected by Senate Democrats.

On Monday, the Ohio Senate convened for opening day to swear in newly-elected members and Senate leaders before the upcoming legislative session.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue to serve my colleagues as a member of the Senate Leadership team,” Gentile said.  “As a Senate Leader, I will work hard to ensure that Eastern and Southeastern Ohio is represented when important decisions are being made at the Statehouse. I look forward to working with my fellow Senate Leaders and all the members of the Ohio Senate to create 

good paying jobs, provide a high quality education for our children, and build stronger communities,” Gentile stated.

Gentile, in his position, will help count and track votes for the caucus. It is one of four leadership positions that took effect today. 

The Senate Democratic Leadership Team also includes: Minority Leader Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman), Assistant Minority Leader Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus), and Minority Whip Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo). 

Senator Gentile represents part of Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Noble, Washington, and part of Vinton counties.

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