State Senator Joe Schiavoni, 33rd District, will be the keynote speaker for the Hardin County Democrats Fall Luncheon and Rally to be held Saturday, October 22, at noon at the Kenton Moose Family, 801 West Lima Street, Kenton. Senator Schiavoni will be speaking to State Issue 2, to repeal Senate Bill 5. He also will speak about House Bill 194, the voter suppression bill, which is now in the petition-gathering phase to placed on the November, 2012 ballot. In addition, he will speak about other pending legislative proposals which have been or are planning to be introduced in the Ohio legislature.
Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Canfield) was appointed to serve in the Ohio Senate in December, 2008. He serves the 33rd District, which encompasses Mahoning, Carroll, and portions of Stark and Tuscarawas counties. He is a partner at Schiavoni, Schiavoni, Bush and Muldowney Co., L.P.A., specializing in a wide-variety of workers' compensation claims. Through his practice, Senator Schiavoni has represented many injured and displaced workers attempting to recoup lost wages, as well as helping hundreds of workers and their families secure benefits, receive treatment and return to work after rehabilitation.
The Senator grew up in Boardman, Ohio and is a graduate of Boardman High School. He earned his Bachelor's in Communications from Ohio University and continued to further his education at Capital University where he earned his Juris Doctorate. The oldest of four boys, Senator Schiavoni chose to continue his grandfather's namesake with a commitment to civic and community service. In 1986, the Senator's father, Louis Schiavoni, founded the law firm with which he is now associated.
The Senator's service to his community and the youth of the Valley merited his award of Big Brother of the Year in 2007 from Big Brother and Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley. He is a member of the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Omega Chapter, where he served as Recording Secretary from 1997 to 2001. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, serving as Co-Chair of the Public Relations Committee for the Mahoning County Bar Association. The Senator has been admitted to the West Virginia State Bar. He is a member of the Ohio Justice Association and is also legal counsel for the Youngstown/Warren chapter of the Legends of Leather, a national boxing organization.
Senator Schiavoni lives in Canfield, Ohio with his wife Margaret.
The Fall Day luncheon will be prepared by the Kenton Women of the Moose and will feature baked orange glazed chicken with all the trimmings.  Carry-out meals will be available at 11:30 a.m. with the sit-down luncheon beginning at noon. Tickets are available from Central and Executive Committee members or by calling Don Traxler (419-234-8506 or emailing him at dontrax@gmail.com). Donations are $15.00 per person with all students elementary school through college donating $8.00. Reservations are to be made by Saturday, October 15.