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Representative Dontavius L. Jarrells - District 1

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Dontavius L. Jarrells
District 1
"I envision an Ohio where everyone can access high-paying careers & high-quality education. An Ohio where our kids are safe from firearms & families don't have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. Simply put, I work for you."

House District 1

77 South High Street
Floor 14
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-5343
Fax: (614) 719-3581

Working For You

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today, joined by descendants of the Randolph Freedpeople, hosted a press conference to amplify their story and discuss options to recognize the injustices faced by the descendants of the Randolph Freedpeople. 

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Tue, Jun 18, 2024

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Dontavius L. Jarrells (D- Columbus) addressed members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® during the 2024 Ohio AKA Day at the Capitol on May 30, 2024, at the Ohio Statehouse. The event, themed "Soaring Greater Through Civic Engagement," brought together over 100 members under the leadership of Great Lakes Regional Director Gwendolyn L. Kirtley and Ohio Connection and Social Action State Coordinator Kaydian Comer. The gathering aimed to enhance members' advocacy skills and mobilize them for meaningful social change. 

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Fri, Jun 14, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine, urging him to support exploring all options to address the historical injustice faced by the Randolph Freedpeople. These freed slaves inherited land in Ohio when their slaveholder died and granted them freedom, only to be violently chased away by a mob wielding bayonets.

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Thu, Jun 13, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Reps. Dontavius L. Jarrells (D- Columbus) and Justin Pizzulli (R- Scioto County) today proudly announce the passage of House Bill (HB) 380, an omnibus road and bridge naming bill. This legislation will name a section of State Route 125, running through Scioto County, after a trailblazer for African American athletes everywhere, former professional baseball player, and lifelong Ohioan, Al Oliver.

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Wed, Jun 12, 2024
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