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Charleta B. Tavares

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Charleta Tavares
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Ohio State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Ohio State House of Representatives
1993-1999
Personal
ProfessionNon-profit Executive
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Charleta B. Tavares (b. 1956) is a Democratic member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 15. She was elected to the chamber in 2010. She currently holds the position of Assistant Minority Leader.

Tavares served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tavares served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Medicaid, Health, and Human Services
Public Safety, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs
Ways and Means
Workforce and Economic Development

2011-2012

Elections

2014

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.

2010

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010

Tavares defeated Alicia Healy (R) in the November 2 general election.[1]

Ohio State Senate, District 15
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Charleta B. Tavares (D) 64,771 72.80%
Alicia Healy (R) 24,199 27.20%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010 Tavares raised $47,251. [2]

Listed below are primary contributors.

Donor Amount
OHIO LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS $5,000
OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS $2,000
COLUMBUS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION $2,000
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES $2,000
OHIO MEDICAL ASSOCIATION $1,000

Personal

Tavares and her husband, Michael, live in Columbus, Ohio.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ray Miller (D)
Ohio State Senate District 15
2011–present
Succeeded by
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