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Rep. Troy Awarded Ohio Chamber of Commerce's Legislator of the Year

February 2, 2024
Daniel P. Troy News

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COLUMBUS - State Rep. Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) this week announced he was honored to be the Ohio House Democratic Legislator of the Year for 2023 by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, considered to be the premier business association in Ohio.

“I am honored to receive this award from representatives of Ohio’s business community. I remain committed to working on commonsense, bipartisan solutions to expand opportunity, grow jobs and invest in Ohio’s future,” said Rep. Troy.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce cited his willingness to listen and compromise in the formulation of public policy that serves business, government, and the citizens in a mutually positive way.

Rep. Troy returned to the Ohio House after serving there in the 80’s and 90’s, by being elected in 2020 & re-elected in 2022. Rep. Troy is the Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Committee, sits on the House Finance Committee, and is considered an expert on issues regarding budgeting and taxation. He received numerous awards for his legislative work in many subject areas during his previous tenure.

Rep. Troy has stated in House Finance Committee Hearings that there needs to be more childcare availability, especially to help single working mothers stay in or re-enter the workforce. He stressed during the state operating budget process that this would help mitigate workplace shortages in numerous areas, especially in areas like home health care and other physical and mental health programs that are sorely in need of direct service providers.

Rep. Troy is known for reaching across the aisle to pass landmark legislation to improve the lives of Ohio’s working people and families. He has worked on bills that protect and preserve Ohio’s lakes, wildlife and environment, make it easier for Ohio students to graduate on time and with less debt, and grow the state’s economy by investing in communities and creating a pro-worker, pro-growth business environment.

Prior to his return to the Statehouse, Rep. Troy served five terms as Lake County Commissioner and was elected by his peers in all 88 counties to serve as President of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio in 2008 and again 2018, the first individual to be elected twice to that position. He has also served as a Willowick City Councilmember and Council President.

He is a 50-year building trades union member, and a U.S. Army veteran. He has also enjoyed teaching courses on state, local and national government as a part-time faculty member at Lakeland Community College.