Members of the Senate Republican Caucus in the upcoming General Assembly voted this week to elect Sen. Larry Obhof (R-Medina) as the next senate president. He succeeds Sen. Keith Faber (R-Celina), who is term-limited in the chamber.
Obhof’s leadership team is reported to include: Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) as president pro tem; Sen. Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) as majority floor leader and Sen. Gayle Manning (R-N. Ridgeville) as majority whip.
Senate Democrats meanwhile reelected Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman), Assistant Minority Leader Sen. Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus), Minority Whip Sen. Edna Brown (D-Toledo) and Assistant Minority Whip Sen. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati).
Last week majority Republicans in the House voted to retain Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville). His leadership team will be Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) as speaker pro tem, Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) in the role of majority floor leader, Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-Bainbridge Twp.) as assistant majority floor leader, Sen. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) as majority whip and Rep. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) as assistant majority whip.
House Democrats will retain Minority Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton), Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Nicholas Celebrezze (D-Parma), Minority Whip Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire). 11/16/2016