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COLUMBUS – State Rep. West (D-Canton) today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 377, bipartisan legislation to release the second, $442 million batch of local government funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to Ohio’s cities, villages and townships serving 50,000 people or less. Communities of more than 50,000 people receive their allocation directly from the federal government. 

 

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Thu, May 19, 2022

COLUMBUS – On Tuesday, State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) announced several updates to House Bill (HB) 508, which would establish a state policy to encourage equal parenting.

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Fri, May 13, 2022

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) announced this week that $3.4 million from the Brownfield Remediation Program will be allocated to a new hotel in Canton’s Centennial Plaza.

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Wed, Apr 27, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 135, his bipartisan bill to cut out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for patients. 

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Wed, Mar 30, 2022

COLUMBUS – Today, House and Senate Democrats issued a joint response to Gov. DeWine’s State of the State speech. 

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Wed, Mar 23, 2022

COLUMBUS– Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President Rep. Thomas E. West and OLBC First Vice President Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today released the following statements on the first day of Black History Month.

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Tue, Feb 1, 2022

COLUMBUS— Today during House session, the Ohio House Democratic Caucus swore in its new leadership team for the remainder of the 134th General Assembly. In an all-caucus vote on Jan. 12, Democrats elected Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) as Minority Leader.

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Wed, Jan 26, 2022

COLUMBUS – House Assistant Minority Leader Thomas West (D-Canton), president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC), and Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus, today introduced House Bill (HB) 544 to move the 2022 primary election date to June 7  in light of the uncertainty surrounding Ohio’s new congressional and state legislative maps. Both sets of maps have been ruled unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court and must be redrawn. The bill would also move the filing deadline for legislative candidates to March 3. 

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Mon, Jan 24, 2022

COLUMBUS– Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President and House Assistant Minority Leader Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement after the Ohio Supreme Court in a 4-3 vote struck down the legislature’s new Congressional map as unconstitutional

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Fri, Jan 14, 2022