Rep. Merrin during House session.
Rep. Merrin during House session.
 Rep. Merrin is congratulated by Speaker Rosenberger just after being sworn in.
Rep. Merrin is congratulated by Speaker Rosenberger just after being sworn in.
 Rep. Merrin shows off the House Chamber to his family after being appointed to represent Ohio's 47th District.
Rep. Merrin shows off the House Chamber to his family after being appointed to represent Ohio's 47th District.
Rep. Merrin shows off the House Chamber to his family after being appointed to represent Ohio's 47th District.
Rep. Merrin shows off the House Chamber to his family after being appointed to represent Ohio's 47th District.
 Rep. Merrin speaks to the Ohio Pharmacists Association.
Rep. Merrin speaks to the Ohio Pharmacists Association.
 Rep. Merrin speaks during House session.
Rep. Merrin speaks during House session.
Rep. Merrin speaks during House session.
Rep. Merrin speaks during House session.
 Rep. Merrin speaks during House session.
Rep. Merrin speaks during House session.
 Rep. Merrin during House session.
Rep. Merrin during House session.
Rep. Merrin speaks during House session.
Rep. Merrin speaks during House session.
 Reps. Merrin and Antani during  House Non-voting Session.
Reps. Merrin and Antani during House Non-voting Session.
 Rep. Merrin shows off the House Chamber to his family after being appointed to represent Ohio's 47th District.
Rep. Merrin shows off the House Chamber to his family after being appointed to represent Ohio's 47th District.
Rep. Merrin speaks during a recent House session.
Rep. Merrin speaks during a recent House session.
 Derek Merrin receives applause from House members as he enters the chamber to be sworn in.
Derek Merrin receives applause from House members as he enters the chamber to be sworn in.
 Rep. Merrin is sworn in to the 132nd General Assembly.
Rep. Merrin is sworn in to the 132nd General Assembly.
 

State Representative Derek Merrin is currently serving his first full term in the Ohio House after being appointed in 2016. He represents the 47th district, which includes portions of Fulton and Lucas counties.

 
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September Office Hours

11.15.17 - Rep. Merrin's Repeal Of Prescription Eyewear Tax Receives Expedited Approval

 
COLUMBUS -

State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) announced that the Ohio House and Senate have agreed to incorporate the language of House Bill 116, repealing the sale and use tax on prescription eyeglasses, into Amended Senate Bill 8. The agreement came during Wednesday’s Senate Bill 8 Conference Committee, a process for compromise between the two legislative bodies. Representative Merrin initially introduced House Bill 116 in March with the bill receiving a nearly unanimous vote on the House floor in September.

 
 

11.03.17 - Bill Prohibiting Abortions On Unborn Children With Down Syndrome Passes Ohio House

 
COLUMBUS -

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 214, the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, joint-sponsored by Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) and Representative Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland).

 
 

09.20.17 - Ohio House Approves Bill Repealing Tax On Prescription Eyewear

 
COLUMBUS -

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 116, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which eliminates the sales and use tax on eyeglasses, frames and contacts. 

 
 

05.22.17 - Op-Ed: State Best Equipped To Deal With Lead Issue

 
COLUMBUS -

The following op-ed written by Rep. Derek Merrin was printed in the Toledo Blade:

For three decades, the Ohio Department of Health has been leading the fight against lead poisoning. It has made progress, but more must be done.

 
 
 
Representative Derek Merrin
District 47
77 S. High St
11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1731
Fax      (614) 719-6946
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Hometown : Monclova Township
Party : Republican
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term