Ohio 2018: Meet the Candidates

"Growing up in Youngstown I learned that you never take anything for granted." Joe Schiavoni
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Joe Schiavoni

Senator, Ohio District 33, and Democratic Candidate for Governor of Ohio

In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide officer holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office.


Joe Schiavoni has represented the 33rd Senate District in the State House - encompassing  Columbiana and Mahoning Counties, including Youngstown - since 2008 when he was appointed to a vacant seat. In 2013, Senator Schiavoni was unanimously elected Democratic Leader of the Senate after serving two years as Assistant Senate Democratic Leader. On March 1, 2017, Senator Schiavoni was the first Democratic candidate to announce his candidacy for Governor.


While in office, Senator Schiavoni worked to improve water infrastructure and increase K-12 funding. He is also a member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Mahoning Valley, the Mahoning County Bar Association, Curbstone Coaches, the local Farm Bureau, Boardman Civic Association, Italian-American Education Foundation, and the Legends of Leather Boxing Organization. 


Join us for conversation with gubernatorial candidate Senator Joe Schiavoni.


Also, join us beforehand for readings of the winning essays from The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest.


Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers.

The Herbert and Nettie Borstein Endowed Forum

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  • Wayne Mesker

    Joe Schiavoni is a decent guy ! I met him at the Kent Stage during an Anti-Bullying awareness raising concert that some friends of mine had put together. Not sure if I can make this event or not , but wish him good luck.