Rep. Leland speaks in favor of his bipartisan bill creating the Ohio Public Defender State Loan Repayment Program
Rep. Leland speaks in favor of his bipartisan bill creating the Ohio Public Defender State Loan Repayment Program
 Rep. Leland speaks on the House floor in support of HB 6
Rep. Leland speaks on the House floor in support of HB 6
 Rep. Leland speaks at a press conference introducing the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Act
Rep. Leland speaks at a press conference introducing the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Act
Rep. Leland speaks about Priority Bills for 133rd General Assembly
Rep. Leland speaks about Priority Bills for 133rd General Assembly
 Rep. Leland passes a candle to Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) at the 2019 Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at the Statehouse
Rep. Leland passes a candle to Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) at the 2019 Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at the Statehouse
 Rep. Leland lights a memorial candle at the 2019 Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at the Statehouse
Rep. Leland lights a memorial candle at the 2019 Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at the Statehouse
Rep. Leland speaks with Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) before House session
Rep. Leland speaks with Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) before House session
 Rep. Leland talks with Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) before House Session
Rep. Leland talks with Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) before House Session
 St. Francis DeSales HS Choir visits the Statehouse
St. Francis DeSales HS Choir visits the Statehouse
Rep. Leland listening to the St. Francis DeSales HS Choir
Rep. Leland listening to the St. Francis DeSales HS Choir
 Ohio Audubon Society Conference
Ohio Audubon Society Conference
 
Rep. Leland Reading helping a young constituent read as part of the Northern Lights Library's Reading Buddies Program
Rep. Leland Reading helping a young constituent read as part of the Northern Lights Library's Reading Buddies Program
 Representatives Leland and Curtin at the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Representatives Leland and Curtin at the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's
 Rep. Leland reading to children for Storytime at Whetstone Public Library
Rep. Leland reading to children for Storytime at Whetstone Public Library
Rep. Leland serving corn at the St. Anthony's Parish Corn Roast Festival
Rep. Leland serving corn at the St. Anthony's Parish Corn Roast Festival
 Maize Manor Playground Dedication
Maize Manor Playground Dedication
 Celebrating the 4th of July
Celebrating the 4th of July
Rep. Leland visiting EWI as a part of National Manufacturing Day
Rep. Leland visiting EWI as a part of National Manufacturing Day
 Rep. Leland presenting a resolution declaring September 26th, 2015 as Green Apple Day of Service
Rep. Leland presenting a resolution declaring September 26th, 2015 as Green Apple Day of Service
 Congratulating the Centennial HS STEM Club for being the 2015 National Rube Goldberg Machine Competition Champions
Congratulating the Centennial HS STEM Club for being the 2015 National Rube Goldberg Machine Competition Champions
Recognizing a constituent, Katie Brosmer, as the 2015 Big Sister of the Year
Recognizing a constituent, Katie Brosmer, as the 2015 Big Sister of the Year
 Rep. Leland reviews students' Civic Action Projects at St. Francis DeSales High School
Rep. Leland reviews students' Civic Action Projects at St. Francis DeSales High School
 Rep. Leland reviews students' Civic Action Projects at St. Francis DeSales High School
Rep. Leland reviews students' Civic Action Projects at St. Francis DeSales High School
Rep. Leland reviews students' Civic Action Projects at St. Francis DeSales High School
Rep. Leland reviews students' Civic Action Projects at St. Francis DeSales High School
 Receiving a carnation during House swearing-in ceremony
Receiving a carnation during House swearing-in ceremony
 Rep. Leland during the 115th General Assembly
Rep. Leland during the 115th General Assembly
Rep. Leland with the Columbus Clippers mascots
Rep. Leland with the Columbus Clippers mascots
 Rep. Leland speaks with a constituent
Rep. Leland speaks with a constituent
 Rep. Leland with Minority Whip Boyce & Leader Strahorn
Rep. Leland with Minority Whip Boyce & Leader Strahorn
Welcome to Clintonville!
Welcome to Clintonville!
 House honors National Championship OSU Football team
House honors National Championship OSU Football team
 
 

Always committed to making the north Columbus community a better place to live and work, State Representative David Leland has lived in the 22nd Ohio House District for more than 48 years. During this time, he has volunteered with many organizations, such as the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, Friends of the Library, and the Clintonville 4th of July Celebration. His commitment to community service was recognized by the OSU Alumni Association with its Citizenship Award.

 
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Representative Leland Serves In the Following Committees :

Criminal JusticeEnergy and Natural ResourcesFinancial InstitutionsWays and Means
 
 
 
 

07.11.19 - Leland To Open Clintonville Farmers' Market With Bell Ringing

 

StateRep. David Leland (D-Columbus) will open the Clintonville Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 20 at 9:00 a.m. by acting as the official “bell ringer."

“I am honored to kick off our beloved farmers’ market,” said Leland. “It’s small business owners and local farmers who put their heart and souls in their work that make not only our community, but also our Clintonville Farmers’ Markets so special. I will continue to support their mission of supporting excellent growers and producers while nurturing community appreciation of wholesome local foods."

 
 

06.20.19 - Leland's Public Defender Bill Clears House

 

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 5, his bipartisan bill with Rep. Brett Hudson Hillyer (R-Uhrichsville) to create the Ohio Public Defender State Loan Repayment Program to incentivize lawyers to work as public defenders in underserved areas of the state.

 
 

06.20.19 - Leland Statement As Public Defender Bill Clears House

 

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill (HB) 5, his bipartisan bill to give lawyers who become public defenders tuition loan assistance of up to $85,000 for 5 years of service in underserved areas of the state.

“In one word, HB 5 is about justice. In Ohio, 70 percent of all defendants facing jail time are indigent, and their representation falls to Public Defenders, who are currently overwhelmed by this enormous caseload. That translates into potentially unnecessary jail time, unwise plea agreements, and even wrongful convictions – clearly the lack of justice."

 
 

06.05.19 - Leland Amends Death Penalty Bill To Protect Safety Of Ohioans

 

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today issued a statement following the House passage of House Bill (HB) 136, which would prohibit the death penalty for offenders with a serious mental illness at the time of the offense. Leland offered an amendment on the House floor to correct an oversight in the bill that could have allowed some sentences to be retroactively voided.

 
 
 

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Representative David Leland
District 22
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-2473
Fax      (614) 719-6961
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