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The Ohio Senate is the upper house in Ohio's bicameral legislature, the Ohio General Assembly; the lower house is the Ohio House of Representatives. Both were established in the state constitution of 1851. The 126th General Assembly will convene starting in January 2005.
Members of the Ohio Senate are limited to two consecutive four-year elected terms. Service to fill out another member's uncompleted term does not count against the term limits. There are 33 members elected from individual districts. The current party distribution is 22 Republicans and 11 Democrats.
In 2004, the even-numbered seats were up for re-election. Republicans managed to hold onto four open seats (in the 4th district, 8th district, 14th district, and 18th district). Meanwhile, Democrats managed to hold one open seat (30th). In the remaining 11 races, the sitting incumbent was successfully re-elected. No seats changed hands.
|President||Bill Harris||Republican||19th District||Ashland|
|President Pro Tempore||Jeff Jacobson||Republican||6th District||Dayton|
|Assistant President Pro Tempore||Randall Gardner||Republican||2nd District||Bowling Green|
|Majority Whip||Steve Austria||Republican||10th District||Beavercreek|
|Assistant Majority Whip||Jay Hottinger||Republican||31st District||Newark|
|Minority Leader||C. J. Prentiss||Democratic||21st District||Cleveland|
|Assistant Minority Leader||Mark L. Mallory||Democratic||9th District||Cincinnati|
|Minority Whip||Teresa Fedor||Democratic||11th District||Toledo|
|Assistant Minority Whip||Robert F. Hagan||Democratic||33rd District||Youngstown|
Members of the Ohio Senate
Ref: [The Senate's Web Page.]
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