Democrats in the Ohio Senate have picked new leaders after two members stepped down to pursue statewide offices next year.
Joe Schiavoni will become the next minority leader in the Senate, replacing Eric Kearney, who is running for lieutenant governor. Edna Brown is moving up to minority whip, replacing Nina Turner, who is running for secretary of state. Former Columbus City Council member Charleta Tavares will be assistant minority leader. Lou Gentile will be assistant minority whip.