While meeting with constituents, I am often asked how I evaluate and select a course of action while serving such a diverse district and state.

During my career in both the private and public sector, I have been guided by three core values: honesty, respect, and compassion. I am ever mindful that responsive and responsible legislation should be guided by a philosophy that will promote and create opportunities, and I find strength through engaging with the people I have been elected to serve. Collectively I call this being a “practical conservative.”

The idea of practical conservatism is based on something I read from Dr. J. Rufus Fear, a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Fear identified four key tenets that make a good statesman: 1.) Having a firm set of principles that serve as a platform for seeking the truth; 2.) Possessing a strong moral compass that demands integrity and honesty; 3.) Having a clear vision for how policies will affect not only present, but also future, generations; and 4.) Building a consensus among colleagues for finding and enacting ideas that will best serve society’s greatest needs.

This framework guides me in pursuing common-sense policies that promote economic development and fiscal accountability and responsibility while drawing attention to human and social services which focus on solutions that support a brighter future for our district and state.

I advocate for the sharing of ideas from various points of view in an honest, respectful, and compassionate forum. For this reason, I regularly host open office hours within my “Donuts with Dave” forums and various district roundtables. At these events I share with constituents the purpose and intent behind state policy initiatives.

Even more importantly, I take the time to listen to attendees about the personal and professional impact those policies would have on their lives. I take the insights I learn from those events, while remaining true to my core beliefs, to craft legislation that is beneficial to the Westshore and Ohio as a whole.

As I continue to serve the individuals who live and work in our district, I will continue to engage with you and our neighbors to understand your needs and expectations. I am also committed to using a moral compass guided by the values of honesty, respect, and compassion to evaluate options.

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Rep. Greenspan Releases "This Week At The Capitol - January 30"

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The Ohio House of Representatives was in session this week and the following bills and/or resolutions were adopted. Click the link below to view the PDF. 


Representative Greenspan Appointed To House Finance Committee, Chair Of Transportation Subcommittee

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Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today appointed State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) to serve on the House Finance Committee, where he will chair the Finance Subcommittee on Transportation.


Representative Greenspan Sworn In As State Representative Of The 16th House District

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State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 16th Ohio House District, which includes Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake.