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David Leland
David Leland
David Leland Speaking To The Public
David Leland Marching In The Students Against Gun Violence March
David Leland And Friends In Clintonville Park
Young Girl In Leland Shirt Riding In The 4th Of July Parade
David Leland Reading To A Group Of Young Students
David Leland On The Set Of Face The State Television Show
Local Boy Scouts Make Poster Thanking David Leland For An Ohio Statehouse Tour
David Leland Speaking At The Ohio Statehouse
David Leland Serving Corn At The Corn Festival

Fighting for our Future

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

It is my honor to represent you in the Ohio House of Representatives.

As your Representative, I work every day on issues that affect you, your family and our community. That’s why I’m proud to serve as the highest-ranking Democrat on the Criminal Justice Committee, where I’ve spearheaded the fight to expand intervention instead of incarceration for addicted  non-violent offenders, helped secure funding to bring more Public Defenders to Ohio, and been one of loudest voices in the legislature for common sense gun safety measures.

I was at the forefront to secure historic funding for Public Transit, which ensures access to employment opportunities, healthcare  and nutrition options, and reduces traffic and pollution. I also continue to fight for a Clean Energy economy that creates jobs, saves consumers money and reduces our carbon footprint.

All of that means that together, we haven’t just defended our American values of freedom, fairness and diversity, but we’ve brought the fight for good jobs, great schools and affordable healthcare to the steps of the Ohio Statehouse.

My goal is to make Ohio and our Columbus community the best place to live, work and raise a family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve.”

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David Leland

Legislator of the Year award from OPTA

I am extremely proud and humble to receive the Legislator of the Year award from the Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA). 

Public transportation is about providing access to healthcare, nutrition and good jobs. It’s about helping those with disabilities to fully integrate into society, and it’s about fighting climate change by reducing our carbon footprint. 

Thanks to Carrie Woody, OPTA President and Laura Koprowski, OPTA Executive Director and the entire association for this honor!

Meet David

State Representative David Leland has lived in the 22nd Ohio House District for more than 48 years; always committed to making this north Columbus community a better place to live and work. His commitment to community service has been recognized by many organizations, including the OSU Alumni Association with its Citizenship award.

David Leland

The Latest News

Criminal Justice Update

Here’s a quick look at some of the high-profile  Criminal Justice bills moving through the Ohio House. Good legislation signed into law: House Bill 8 ­­– To make it mandatory to record interrogations for most felony charges. This new law…

Wealthy state lawmakers to gain from income tax cuts in budget

By Jake Zuckerman| Nolan Simmons “What we’re doing is helping people that don’t need our help,” he said. “We’re helping people that have a ton of money and they’re not going to even notice the extra $5,000 or $5,400 that goes in…

Ohio House passes bill increasing penalties for disobeying or distracting police

Anna Staver The Columbus Dispatch “there are certainly times when individual police officers act in ways where we would want bystanders to intervene,” Leland said. “This bill not only strips bystanders of that power, it criminalizes the actions we would…

Anti-hazing bill Collin’s Law unanimously approved in the Ohio House

Sheridan Hendrix The Columbus Dispatch Rep. David Leland, a Columbus Democrat, said that Collin’s Law will broaden the definition of hazing so that more people will be aware of its dangers and ultimately create a culture change. “Everyone agrees that…

Endorsements

The Franklin County Democratic Party

Ohio Federation of Teachers

The Ohio Society of CPAs

Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, AFSCME Local 11

OEC Action Fund PAC

Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund

Stonewall Democrats

Central Ohio Labor Council AFL-CIO

Local 18 Union of Operating Engineers

Ohio State Medical Association Political Action Committee

The Ohio Democratic Party

Ohio Education Association (OEA)

SEIU District 1199

The Somali Link

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio

Baptist Ministerial Alliance

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council

AFSCME Power in Action

Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local 67

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