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Willis E. Blackshear, Jr. Biography

Representative Willis E. Blackshear, Jr. serves the people of House District 38

Willis Blackshear Jr is currently serving in his second term as State Representative for Ohio’s 38th House District, which includes the City of Dayton, Riverside, and parts of Huber Heights.

Rep. Blackshear serves his hometown the only way he knows how—by working together to find solutions to the issues that matter most to working people and families. He is prioritizing ways to reinvest in area neighborhoods and communities, bring tax dollars back to the district and put more money back in the pockets of Ohio taxpayers. Rep. Blackshear is committed to helping Ohioans achieve the American Dream.

Whether it’s attending Church on Sunday, helping with community service or stopping by local sporting events; Rep. Blackshear is active in his community. He prides himself on being an accessible Representative. He regularly hosts events in his district, and always prioritizes helping constituents and listening to their feedback.

A Dayton-area native, Rep. Blackshear formerly served as an outreach specialist at the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office and earned his BA in Political Science from Wright State University in Dayton. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Ohio State University.