Rep. Fedor (second from left) takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Fedor (second from left) takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
 Champion of Children Awards
Champion of Children Awards
 Rep. Fedor speaks at the bill signing of her legislation to reduce demand for human trafficking
Rep. Fedor speaks at the bill signing of her legislation to reduce demand for human trafficking
Rep. Fedor speaks with Reps. Pillich and Antonio on the House floor
Rep. Fedor speaks with Reps. Pillich and Antonio on the House floor
 Rep. Fedor speaks to legislation on the House Floor
Rep. Fedor speaks to legislation on the House Floor
 Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus President Rep.  Teresa Fedor speaking at the sixth annual Women's Lobby Day
Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus President Rep. Teresa Fedor speaking at the sixth annual Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Chair, speaking with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Fedor, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Chair, speaking with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Fedor joins women's rights advocates in D.C. before SCOTUS case on abortion restrictions
Rep. Fedor joins women's rights advocates in D.C. before SCOTUS case on abortion restrictions
 Rep. Fedor speaks at news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Fedor speaks at news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Fedor, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Chair, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Fedor, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Chair, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Fedor discusses her "End Demand Act" which unanimously passed in the House
Rep. Fedor discusses her "End Demand Act" which unanimously passed in the House
 Rep. Fedor discusses human trafficking issues at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor discusses human trafficking issues at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor addresses attendees at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor addresses attendees at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Fedor at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Fedor at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
 Rep. Fedor signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Fedor signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
 House Session
House Session
 Reps. Fedor and Heard
Reps. Fedor and Heard
House Session
House Session
 Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
 Rep. Fedor speaks out against freezing energy requirements in Ohio
Rep. Fedor speaks out against freezing energy requirements in Ohio
Rep. Fedor speaks on education measures on the House Floor
Rep. Fedor speaks on education measures on the House Floor
 Rep. Fedor speaks at a press conference
Rep. Fedor speaks at a press conference
 Rep. Fedor with Reps. Bishoff and Lundy
Rep. Fedor with Reps. Bishoff and Lundy
Rep. Fedor joins members for opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Fedor joins members for opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
 Press Conference on Human Trafficking
Press Conference on Human Trafficking
 Champion of Children Awards
Champion of Children Awards
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Fedor speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Fedor speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
Rep. Fedor Speaks to Media About the Dangers of Human Trafficking
Rep. Fedor Speaks to Media About the Dangers of Human Trafficking
 Rep. Fedor and Keynote Speaker Adrian McLemore at the Champion of Children Event
Rep. Fedor and Keynote Speaker Adrian McLemore at the Champion of Children Event
 Media Roundtable on Education
Media Roundtable on Education
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
 Session
Session
 
 
Representative Teresa Fedor is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives who has represented the 45th and 47th Districts since 2010. She was elected to the Ohio Senate in 2002 and served as a member until 2010, prior to that, the citizens of Toledo elected her to serve the 52nd district of the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000. A proud veteran, she served in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, before receiving a B.S. in Education from the University of Toledo.  She spent 18 years in the classroom before pursuing public service.  Protecting ou...
 
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03.13.17 - Rep. Fedor Applauds State's Backtracking On ESSA Collaboration Deadline

 

After holding a series of town halls and forums on Ohio’s proposed education model under the new federal ESSA standards, State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) today applauded the state for reversing course on a tight deadline for submission to the federal government— something Fedor says kept public input out of the Ohio plan.

“After tens of thousands of stakeholders asked for their voice to be heard, today we are one step closer to making this reality. I applaud the decision by Superintendent DeMaria to utilize the US Department of Education’s September 18, 2017 deadline for the technical submission of Ohio’s Every Student Succeeds Act state plan. The Draft Plan should be redrafted and developed with ongoing meaningful consultation and stakeholder feedback. By utilizing the September 18th deadline, Ohioans across the stakeholder spectrum will be able to engage deeply in the process of working transparently to draft a plan that supports a North Star vision for the education of our state’s children. This is a great first step toward working on a plan that will truly work for all of Ohio’s children. 

 
 

02.03.17 - Fedor, Advocates Call For Modernizing Ohio's Outdated Prostitution Laws

 

Flanked by student advocates, legal experts, law enforcement and survivors, state Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) today announced plans to modernize Ohio’s laws to treat all survivors of human trafficking under the age of 18 as victims – not criminals.

“Too often in Ohio, young women and men who are forced and manipulated into the illicit sex trade are arrested and charged for prostitution – when in fact they are the victims,” said Fedor. “Instead of making it harder for victims of human trafficking to get the help they need when they need it, we can modernize outdated laws to put children first – ahead of abusers and criminals.” 

 
 

02.02.17 - Rep. Fedor Hosts Eighth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day

 

State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) hosted the Eighth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day today at the Ohio Statehouse, as lawmakers, law enforcement officials, advocates and survivors from across the state and nation gathered for a day of discussion on ways to raise awareness and fight back against human trafficking in Ohio.

“While we have made great strides at the state level to halt the spread of human trafficking, we cannot let up now. Law enforcement, advocates, families and survivors must continue to work together to raise awareness and protect vulnerable men and women from being ensnared by modern day slavery,” said Fedor. “I am confident that by bringing diverse voices from all across the state to the same table, we can make positive progress toward finally ending human trafficking in our state.” 

 
 

02.01.17 - Teresa Fedor To Host Eighth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day

 

State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) will host the eighth annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Thursday, February 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. The annual event will bring together law enforcement officials, advocates, experts and survivors for interactive educational workshops and informational and inspirational presentations regarding ways to raise awareness and fight back against human trafficking in Ohio. This year’s special guest is Dr. Elaine Richardson, an author, artist and inspirational professor.

“I believe that by bringing diverse voices from all across the state to the same table, we can help raise awareness and collaborate on strategies to combat modern day slavery,” said Fedor. “While we have made great strides at the state level against the spread of human trafficking, the real work is done out in the community by law enforcement, advocates, families and survivors.”

This year’s event will also include the first ever Ohio Youth Trafficking Prevention Summit focused on prevention and protection strategies for young people on Friday, February 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“Unfortunately, human traffickers often target young and vulnerable children,” said Fedor. “By educating our youth on prevention and protection strategies, I believe we can help keep our children safe from predatory criminals.”

The youth summit is free to attend but tickets are required. Those interested can register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-ohio-human-trafficking-awareness-day-youth-summit-tickets-28770533440

For the past ten years, Rep. Fedor has been a leading advocate in the fight to end human trafficking. Most recently, Rep. Fedor passed legislation to address the demand-side of the illegal sex trafficking trade, End Demand Act, Sub. H.B. 130. In 2012, the General Assembly passed Rep. Fedor’s Safe Harbor Act— a victim centered bill aimed at providing protection, prosecution and prevention. And, while in the Senate, Fedor passed Ohio’s first bill to define human trafficking and make it illegal, Senate Bill 235.

 

 
 
 
 

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Representative Teresa Fedor
District 45
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-6017
Fax      (614) 719-6947
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Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Not eligible to run for another term