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97% of CPA Preferred candidates elected

Written on Dec 2, 2022

CPA Preferred candidates held a strong position in the recent election for the 135th General Assembly, with 97% of CPA Preferred candidates winning election. The list of leadership teams is below with CPA Preferred candidates identified. 

*Senators Huffman and Gavarone were not on the ballot in 2022, but both were CPA Preferred in 2020. 

Ohio Senate Republican Caucus Leadership Team  

  • Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima), Senate president* 

  • Sen. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton), president pro tempore, CPA Preferred 

  • Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon), majority floor leader, CPA Preferred 

  • Sen. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green), majority whip* 


Ohio House Republican Caucus Leadership Team  

  • Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Twp.), speaker, CPA Preferred 

  • Rep. Plummer (R-Dayton), speaker pro tempore, CPA Preferred 

  • Rep. Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster), majority floor leader, CPA Preferred 

  • Rep. Susan Manchester (R-Lakeview), assistant majority floor leader, CPA Preferred  

  • Rep. Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester), majority whip, CPA Preferred 

  • Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Ashville), assistant majority whip 


Ohio Senate Democrat Caucus Leadership Team  

  • Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood), minority leader, CPA Preferred 

  • Sen. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus),  assistant minority leader, CPA Preferred 

  • Senator-elect Kent Smith (D-Euclid), minority whip, CPA Preferred 

  • Senator-elect Paula Hicks-Hudson  (D-Toledo), assistant minority whip 


Ohio House Democrat Caucus Leadership Team  

  • Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), minority leader, CPA Preferred 

  • Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus), assistant minority leader 

  • Rep. Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park), minority whip 

  • Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), assistant minority whip, CPA Preferred