It is my honor to represent Ohio House District #22. North Columbus has been an integral part of my life for over 47 years as I’ve lived here and raised my children here, and I have always felt a deep sense of responsibility to serve my neighbors and the broader community.
I have an unflagging belief in our democracy and the public good that it can create. Our government is best served with a system of checks and balances, and I work to provide that balance in our State Legislature.
I believe in a legislative process that allows one to fight for strongly held principles in a civilized manner – to disagree with others at times – but not be disagreeable in doing so. I pledge to continue to work with everyone toward this end.
The historic struggle to define the role of government in our “pursuit of happiness” is playing out in Ohio. Vigorous debates regarding public education funding and standards, environmental protection, reproductive health choices, tax-fairness, job creation, neighborhood safety ,human rights and Medicaid expansion are all part of that process.
I look forward to hearing from you on these and any other issues that affect you and your neighborhood.
Working together, we can make our Ohio community the best place to live, work and raise a family.
David Leland has lived in the 22nd Ohio House District for more than 45 years; always committed to making this north Columbus community a better place to live and work. Over the years, he has volunteered with many organizations, such as the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, Clintonville Area Commission, Friends of the Library, and the Clintonville 4th of July Celebration. His commitment to community service was recognized by the OSU Alumni Association with its Citizenship Award.