COLUMBUS – State Rep. Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) has been recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a). The association acknowledged and thanked Rep. Troy at their 2021 conference for his continued work on improving senior citizen services funding and elder justice issues.
"Rep. Troy was selected for this award because of his support of o4a's Budget Priorities during the state budget process. We appreciated his advocacy on behalf of older Ohioans and the aging network," said o4a's Chief Policy Officer Beth Kowalczyk.
"When I ran for office in 2020, I emphasized the importance of addressing the challenges facing Ohio's aging population by finding common-sense solutions. Now, as a member of the Ohio House, I've tried to support our seniors through the budget process and introduced several bills that prioritize the safety and financial security of the residents I represent. I'm proud to be recognized by o4a and look forward to continuing our work together," Rep. Troy said.
While serving in the Ohio House, Rep. Troy has focused on protecting vulnerable seniors from the increasing prevalence of abuse, neglect, and exploitation and improving property tax affordability for fixed-income retirees. Rep. Troy's bills, HB 419 and HB 207, would close loopholes within Ohio's mandatory elder abuse reporting laws and expand homestead exemptions for fixed-income seniors. To learn more about his work in the Ohio House of Representatives, visit ohiohouse.gov/members/daniel-p-troy.
About O4A: The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging is a nonprofit, statewide network of agencies that provide services for older Ohioans, people with disabilities, and their families. The Association engages in national and statewide advocacy to address issues that impact the aging and disability network and older Ohioans and people with disabilities, provides services to members and serves as a collective voice for Ohio's Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs).