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 lead the fight to protect Ohio’s Clean Energy economy, which has created over 100,000 jobs, saved Ohioans over $5 billion and eliminated over 10 million tons of carbon from our atmosphere each year.
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.”
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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It was an honor to welcome local #KomenColumbus advocates to the Ohio House today!AND – in case you didn’t know – October is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. Sign this petition to make sure women here have access to Ohio BCCP Medicaid: p2a.co/ezVGkM3
At the Ohio State University Byrd Polar and Climate Center on the 50th anniversary of the first all-female research expedition to Antarctica. With two exposition members Eileen McSaveney and Terry Tickhill Terrell.
I was proud to sponsor with Rep. Kristin Boggs this Ohio House Resolution given to Pres. and G.M. Ken Schnacke and my fellow Clippers Board members, honoring the Columbus Clippers for winning their 11th Governor’s Cup in 2019 as Champions of the International Baseball…
I was proud to sponsor with Rep. West, legislation that designates October 7th as “Moses Fleetwood Walker” day in Ohio Born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, Moses Walker was the first African-American to play professional baseball in the United States. He signed…