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$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Columbus City Council
1999 to 2010
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. She served on the Columbus City Council from 1999 to 2010.

Biography

Tavares attended Spelman College and Ohio State University. Her professional experience includes working as a legislative assistant, as the head of the Children's Protection Section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office and as the executive director of Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence.[1]

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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Charleta B. Tavares was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Joe Healy was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jeff Brown is running as a Libertarian candidate. Tavares, Healy and Brown will face off in the general election.[2]

2010

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010

Tavares defeated Alicia Healy (R) in the November 2 general election.[3]

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.[4]

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

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 130th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 7 to December 31. In 2014, the 130th Ohio General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[5] In 2012, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on middle class.
  • Innovation Ohio: 129th General Assembly - Votes on legislation supported by Governor Kasich
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bill's introduced at Governor Kasich’s urging or that had his vocal support.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Senators are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Representatives are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting Ohio's business community.

Personal

Tavares and her husband, Michael, live in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

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