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Representative Willis E. Blackshear, Jr. - District 39

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Willis E. Blackshear, Jr.
District 39

House District 39

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77 South High Street
11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-1607
Fax: (614) 719-6967

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State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) will host three constituent days in the month of October. Constituents can come to discuss any issues that they might have directly with the representative. Masks will need to be worn at every meeting location. The meetings will be held on the following dates and locations:  

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Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) and State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) today issued statements following a recent interaction where Dayton Police dragged a paraplegic Black man from his car and threw him on the road during a routine traffic stop in Dayton. The Dayton Police Department has opened an investigation into the incident. 

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Tue, Oct 12, 2021

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Blackshear (D- Dayton) today announced the introduction of the Neighborhood Protection Act, which would require vacant property owners to file contact information with the County Auditor’s office. Vacant property owners in counties with a population larger than 200,000 would be required to provide contact information to the County Auditor’s office or be penalized with a tax lien. This bill would make it easier to contact vacant property owners for property maintenance issues and sales opportunities. 

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Mon, Sep 20, 2021

State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) issued a statement Wednesday on the second anniversary of the shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District, which killed 9 and injured 17 others the night of August 4, 2019. Ohioans rallied together in the wake of the shooting, urging the governor and state lawmakers to “do something” to address gun violence in Ohio communities. 

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Wed, Aug 4, 2021