Charleta B. Tavares
|Ohio State Senate District 15|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Assistant Minority Leader|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
|Ohio State House of Representatives|
Tavares served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998.
Tavares attended Spelman College and Ohio State University. She has worked as a legislative assistant and the head of the Children's Protection Section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Tavares served on the Columbus City Council from 1999 to 2010. She is currently the Executive Director of Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tavares served on the following committees:
|Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Medicaid, Health, and Human Services|
|• Public Safety, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs|
|• Ways and Means|
|• Workforce and Economic Development|
|Ohio Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Oversight|
|• Health, Human Services and Aging|
|• State and Local Government and Veterans' Affairs|
|• Ways and Means and Economic Development|
- See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Charleta B. Tavares is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Joe Healy is unopposed in the Republican primary. Jeff Brown is running as a Libertarian candidate.
- See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010
|Ohio State Senate, District 15|
|Charleta B. Tavares (D)||64,771||72.80%|
|Alicia Healy (R)||24,199||27.20%|
In 2010 Tavares raised $47,251. 
Listed below are primary contributors.
|OHIO LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS||$5,000|
|OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS||$2,000|
|COLUMBUS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION||$2,000|
|OHIO MEDICAL ASSOCIATION||$1,000|
Tavares and her husband, Michael, live in Columbus, Ohio.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2010
Ray Miller (D)
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