Capri Cafaro

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Capri Cafaro
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Ohio State Senate District 32
In office
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 7
Minority Leader, Ohio State Senate
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 2007
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Bachelor'sStanford University, 1997
Master'sGeorgetown University
BirthdayNovember 21, 1977
Place of birthYoungstown, OH
Office website
Capri S. Cafaro (b. November 21, 1977) is a Democratic member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 32. She was first appointed to the chamber in January 2007. She served as Minority Leader in 2011.


Cafaro earned her B.A. from Stanford University in 1997 and her M.A. in International Relations and her M.A.L.S. from Georgetown University. Her professional experience includes working as a staff member for former U.S. Senators Edward Kennedy and Alfonse D'Amato.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Natural Resources
Medicaid, Health, and Human Services
Public Utilities
Ways and Means





See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Cafaro won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate, District 32. Cafaro was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and defeated Nancy McArthur (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Ohio State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCapri Cafaro Incumbent 67.1% 99,499
     Republican Nancy McArthur 32.9% 48,681
Total Votes 148,180


See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Cafaro was elected to Ohio State Senate District 32.[4]

Cafaro raised $137,282 for her campaign.[5] She won unopposed.

Ohio State Senate District 32
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Capri Cafaro (D) 109,173

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cafaro is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Cafaro raised a total of $436,699 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[6]

Capri Cafaro's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate, District 32 Won $188,134
2010 Ohio State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $111,283
2008 Ohio State Senate, District 32 Won $137,282
Grand Total Raised $436,699


Cafaro won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cafaro raised a total of $188,134.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Capri Cafaro's campaign in 2012
Ohio Democratic Party$20,296
Cafaro, Capri S.$11,819
Cafaro, Janet S.$11,500
Ohio State Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters$11,395
Cafaro, Flora$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$188,134
Source:Follow the Money


Cafaro was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Cafaro raised a total of $111,283.


Cafaro won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Cafaro raised a total of $137,282.

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