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Capri Cafaro

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Preceded by  Marc Dann
Religion  Catholic
Political party  Democratic
Name  Capri Cafaro

Residence  Hubbard, Ohio, U.S.
Role  Ohio State Senator
Profession  Legislator
Party  Democratic Party
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Born  November 21, 1977 (age 38) Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. (1977-11-21)
Alma mater  Stanford University, Georgetown University
Education  Stanford University, Georgetown University

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Capri Silvestri Cafaro (born November 21, 1977) is a former Democratic member of the Ohio Senate, representing the 32nd District from 2007 to 2016. A member of a prominent family from the Mahoning Valley, Cafaro has twice run for Congress, and also formerly served as the Ohio Senate Minority Leader from 2009 to 2012. Her district included all of Trumbull County, Ashtabula County and portions of Geauga County including Chardon. She is of Italian descent.


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Cafaro was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Stanford University with a BA in American Studies and from Georgetown University with a MALS in International Studies. She has served on the Trumbull County Senior Services Advisory Council and was a State Policy Liaison for Ohio with the National Patient Advocate Foundation. She was also a State Advocate Representative for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and served as a councilor for the Medicare Rights Center. Cafaro has also acted as an Economic Policy Associate for Global Action on Aging, an NGO with consultative status at the United Nations. Additionally, as a participant in the Clinton Global Initiative, she developed a project on anti-corruption efforts in emerging democracies.

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As a political novice, Cafaro won a surprise victory in the 2004 Democratic primary for Ohio's 14th congressional district, topping a five-candidate field, which included 2002 nominee Dale V. Blanchard, columnist Herb Hammer, U.S. Marine Charles L. Wolfe, and Ohio state Rep. Ed Jerse (who received the endorsement of the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper). Cafaro polled 54% of the vote, while Jerse, the second-place finisher, managed only 19%. In the general election, however, she lost to Republican Steve LaTourette by 25% of the vote.

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Cafaro again ran for the Democratic nomination in the open 13th Congressional District in 2006, placing second in a nine-candidate primary, behind future Congresswoman Betty Sutton. That seat was vacated by U.S. Representative Sherrod Brown, Democrat who replaced Republican Senator Mike DeWine in the U.S. Senate after defeating him on November 7, 2006.

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In 2007, Cafaro was appointed to the 32nd District of the Ohio Senate to replace Marc Dann after Dann won the Ohio Attorney General's race on November 7, 2006.

One year after becoming a member of the Ohio General Assembly, Cafaro secured a leadership position as the assistant minority whip for the Senate Democrats.

In 2008, Cafaro was elected to her first full term after running unopposed in the general election. Soon after, she was elected Minority Leader by her colleagues for the 128th General Assembly. Cafaro again served as Minority Leader in the 129th General Assembly. Cafaro would serve as Leader for three years until she stepped down and was replaced in 2012 as Ohio Senate Minority Leader by Senator Eric Kearney. She won a second full term to her Senate seat in the 2012 general election, defeating Republican Nancy McArthur 67% to 33%.

Cafaro played a prominent role in the Medicaid expansion efforts in Ohio, and has strived to codify the expansion permanently in Ohio law. She has offered legislation numerous times to do so.


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