COLUMBUS - The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus announced Dec. 18 that Joe Schiavoni (D-Canfield) will replace Senator John Boccieri in the 33rd Senate District for the 128th General Assembly.
The appointment follows Boccieri's recent election to the 16th Congressional District of Ohio.
"We have selected a young, intelligent and charismatic individual to serve as the new Senator from the 33rd District," Senator Capri Cafaro said. "Mr. Schiavoni is devoted to the people of the Mahoning Valley. As an experienced attorney, his dedication to worker's compensation and his philanthropic efforts exemplify a commitment to the representation of rights for working men and women."
"I am happy that Joe Schiavoni will be joining us," said Senator Jason Wilson. "I know he'll bring his energy, his legal background, and his love for the valley to Columbus. I look forward to working with him in the coming years as we help Governor Strickland turn around Ohio."
"I would like to offer my deepest appreciation for the many great candidates who offered themselves for consideration during this spirited process. Your willingness to commit your time and talents to serve the people of this district is honorable and deserves recognition," said Boccieri.
"Congratulations to Joe Schiavoni for being appointed to fulfill the remainder of my term as state senator for Ohio's 33rd district. Especially during these tough economic times, this district deserves a serious leader who has the passion, skill and desire to serve all constituents, regardless of politics or geography. Joe Schiavoni understands the awesome responsibility that comes with this appointment and will be a vigilant fighter for the people he serves."
Schiavoni is an alumnus of Ohio University and Capital Law School. He is currently a partner at the law firm of Schiavoni, Schiavoni, Bush & Muldowney, in Austintown.
"I am honored and privileged to be entrusted with the 33rd Senate District seat. I will work hard to earn the trust and respect of the 330,000 people I have the privilege to now work for," said Schiavoni.
He will be sworn in to the Ohio Senate on Jan. 5.