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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

Top utility regulator resigns; FBI recently searched home

By MARK GILLISPIE and JULIE CARR SMYTH November 20, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top utility regulator, Samuel Randazzo, resigned Friday morning, a day after the state’s largest electric utility reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that…

Republicans at Ohio Statehouse remain divided as hearings resume on HB 6, the controversial $1 billion nuclear bailout

“I don’t know why they’re stalling,” Leland said. Five federal indictments, two guilty pleas and three fired senior executives at FirstEnergy are more than enough proof for the Columbus Democrat that HB 6 needs to go. “Those are all the…

Thank you

Thank you, It is an honor to be re-elected to represent HD22 in the Ohio Legislature. I will continue to fight for the issues that matter for all Ohio families.

Is the election over when it’s over? Fears Trump vs. Biden could go into overtime.

“We’re not just deciding whether to have a capital gains tax cut or some policy wonk decision,” said David Leland, an Ohio state representative and former Democratic Party chairman. “We’re deciding the future of America. The future of democracy, the…

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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