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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

Rasicm is a Public Health Crisis

This week, I co-sponsored a resolution recognizing racism as a public health crisis in the state of Ohio. If the resolution passes, Ohio will be the first state in the union to recognize racism – not race – as a…

Workers’ Protection Act introduced in Statehouse for those fearful of reentering workforce

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Lawmakers filed for new protections at the Statehouse this week so Ohioans can continue to collect unemployment based on susceptibility and workplace dangers. Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) cosponsors the Workers’ Protection Act and said Ohioans shouldn’t have…

Dem bill would protect unemployment benefits for at-risk workers

By Tyler Buchanan – May 27, 2020 Two Democratic lawmakers say Ohioans should not have to choose between their lives and their livelihoods. To that end, they have introduced a bill seeking to protect cautious workers from losing their unemployment benefits as more…

“Worker Protection Act” Proposed To Help Those Who Are At Risk From Working Conditions

“No one should have to choose between their life and their livelihood” As Ohio opens for business again, many workers have qualms about returning to their jobs. Some Democrats are proposing a bill they say will protect those workers. Rep. David…

Endorsements

The Franklin County Democratic Party

The Ohio Society of CPAs

OEC Action Fund PAC

Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Stonewall Democrats

The Ohio Democratic Party

Ohio Education Association (OEA)

SEIU District 1199

The Somali Link

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio

Baptist Ministerial Alliance

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