TOLEDO (WTOL) - Theresa Gavarone, state representative for Ohio’s 3rd House District, announced her intent to seek appointment to the 2nd Ohio Senate District on Friday.
Senator Randy Gardner will be leaving the 2nd Senate District seat after being appointed by Governor Mike DeWine to be the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
The 2nd Senate District includes Wood, Ottawa, Erie, part of Fulton and part of Lucas Counties.
“With the support of my family and at the urging of so many people across the district, I have decided to pursue the appointment to the 2nd Senate District,” Gavarone said. “We have had a lot of success during my time as State Representative and I look forward to the opportunity to serve a larger population and play a bigger role in ensuring North and Northwest Ohio continues to be an amazing place to live, work and raise a family.”
Gavarone was appointed to her seat in 2016. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and a law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. Previously, Gavarone served on Bowling Green City Council.
Gavarone is also an attorney and the co-owner of Mr. Spots restaurant with her husband. They have three children and reside in Bowling Green.