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.”
Legislator of the Year award from 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!
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.
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