On the Issues
Leading the fight for our families and small businesses.
Protecting & Creating the Jobs We Need.
What does it mean to be a small business owner today? It means hard work. It means navigating complicated red tape. It means making tough decisions to meet payroll and keep the doors open and the lights on.
It means fighting for the American Dream.
As a small business owner, Theresa Gavarone understands firsthand the challenges and triumphs of running a business and creating jobs.
Theresa is leading the way to make it easier for Ohio’s small businesses to operate. From successfully fighting to prevent frivolous lawsuits to minimizing the impact of state regulations on job creators, Theresa has the back of small business owners.
Theresa Gavarone has consistently fought for Ohio’s small businesses and taxpayers, earning her the previous endorsements of:
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce
- Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Theresa supported legislation to eliminate government mandates, cut unnecessary costs and co-sponsored legislation to create the permanent tax holiday in August for school supplies and clothing.
Theresa will continue fighting to protect and create the jobs northern Ohioans need.
Defending the Unborn
Theresa has worked to defend the unborn and stop abortion in Ohio. Theresa co-sponsored the Heartbeat bill (SB 23) that was signed into law and the Child Born Alive bill (SB 157) that requires a child born alive after attempted an abortion to get life-saving treatment.
Her leadership on these issues has led to previous endorsements by:
Ohio Right to Life
The Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio
Susan B. Anthony List
Standing for our Second Amendment
As an attorney, Theresa knows that our Constitution guarantees us the right to bear arms and defend ourselves. As a member of the State Senate, Theresa has defended the 2nd amendment by sponsoring and co-sponsoring numerous pieces of legislation to prevent government from infringing on our rights.
Those actions have led to ‘A’ ratings from the:
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Buckeye Firearms Association
Protecting Our Communities
Theresa knows that the key to safe communities is giving law enforcement the resources they need to keep us safe. Theresa is committed to funding our law enforcement and will stop the radical left from defunding our police and implementing softer penalties for criminals.
Theresa’s actions speak to that commitment as she has sponsored and supported numerous pieces of legislation to keep us safe and hold criminals accountable. That work includes bills that enhance penalties for drug dealers, creates a database for violent criminals, and better ensure our children’s safety by raising penalties for people who illegally pass school buses.
Improving Election and Voter Security
The most vital issue facing our democracy is election security. It’s so important to Theresa that the first bill she sponsored in the Senate (Senate Bill 52, 133rd General Assembly) created the strongest voting auditing requirements in the country to ensure the accuracy and integrity of Ohio’s elections.
She is also the author of Senate Bill 320 (134th General Assembly) that requires voters show a photo ID to cast their ballot.
During her time as Chairman of the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee, she has voted for or sponsored legislation to put the party affiliation of Ohio Supreme Court candidates on the ballot, ban Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook money from affecting our elections, and prohibit illegal immigrants from voting.
We can count on Theresa to keep our elections fair and secure!
Supporting Ohio’s Farmers
Theresa represents a district that relies heavily on agriculture. She knows how difficult is for farmers to make a decent living and that is why she supported a change in the CAUV to give them property tax relief.
She has also sought the opinions of farmers as we work to improve water quality across the state. The knowledge she gained from conversations with farmers led her to co-sponsor Senate Bill 2, legislation to establish a statewide watershed planning and management program.
Her awareness and dedication to working with farmers earned her the “Friend of Agriculture” Award by the Ohio Farm Bureau.