Leader Strahorn leading a media interview regarding the Ohio Speaker's abrupt resignation
Leader Strahorn leading a media interview regarding the Ohio Speaker's abrupt resignation
 Leader Strahorn during the Working People's Day of Action rally
Leader Strahorn during the Working People's Day of Action rally
 Leader Strahorn speaking during the Ohio Insurance Institute's 2018 Midyear Meeting
Leader Strahorn speaking during the Ohio Insurance Institute's 2018 Midyear Meeting
Leader Strahorn expresses support for HB 279, designating John Glenn's childhood home as a state historic site
Leader Strahorn expresses support for HB 279, designating John Glenn's childhood home as a state historic site
 Speaker Rosenberger and Minority Leader Strahorn during 2018 Associated Press political forum
Speaker Rosenberger and Minority Leader Strahorn during 2018 Associated Press political forum
 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn with Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn with Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Leaders Strahorn speaking at a news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
Leaders Strahorn speaking at a news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
 Leader Strahorn during opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
Leader Strahorn during opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
Leader Strahorn addresses the House during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
Leader Strahorn addresses the House during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
 Leader Strahorn sworn in as new Minority Leader in the 131st General Assembly
Leader Strahorn sworn in as new Minority Leader in the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Strahorn speaks about the late House Minority Leader William Mallory as his sons look on
Rep. Strahorn speaks about the late House Minority Leader William Mallory as his sons look on
Rep. Strahorn with Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward
Rep. Strahorn with Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward
 Rep. Strahorn presents a resolution to Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward
Rep. Strahorn presents a resolution to Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward
 Rep. Strahorn gives a speech during House Session
Rep. Strahorn gives a speech during House Session
Rep. Strahorn talks with Rep. Driehaus on the House Floor
Rep. Strahorn talks with Rep. Driehaus on the House Floor
 Rep. Strahorn w/ State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers
Rep. Strahorn w/ State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers
 From L to R: Reps. Winburn, Curtin, Strahorn
From L to R: Reps. Winburn, Curtin, Strahorn
Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution
Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution
 Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution
Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution
 Rep. Strahorn speaks out against HB 203 which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Strahorn speaks out against HB 203 which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Masonic Day at the Statehouse
Masonic Day at the Statehouse
 Rep. Strahorn (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Strahorn (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Rep. Strahorn discusses HB 5
Rep. Strahorn discusses HB 5
Reps. Strahorn and Derickson
Reps. Strahorn and Derickson
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
 Rep. Strahorn attends the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' "Day of Action"
Rep. Strahorn attends the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' "Day of Action"
 Rep. Strahorn speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Strahorn speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Strahorn attends the ReStore Grand Opening
Rep. Strahorn attends the ReStore Grand Opening
 Rep. Strahorn attends a Women's Rights event
Rep. Strahorn attends a Women's Rights event
 Rep. Strahorn attends a Habitat for Humanity event
Rep. Strahorn attends a Habitat for Humanity event
House Dems gather for a picture
House Dems gather for a picture
 Reps. Celebrezze, Mallory, Strahorn and O'Brien
Reps. Celebrezze, Mallory, Strahorn and O'Brien
 Rep. Strahorn signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Strahorn signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Strahorn presents sponsor testimony to the House Education Committee
Rep. Strahorn presents sponsor testimony to the House Education Committee
 Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution to Montgomery County Auditor of the Year Karl Keith
Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution to Montgomery County Auditor of the Year Karl Keith
 Reps. Strahorn and Winburn honor Montgomery County Auditor of the Year Karl Keith
Reps. Strahorn and Winburn honor Montgomery County Auditor of the Year Karl Keith
Rep. Strahorn honors Montgomery County Auditor of the Year Karl Keith
Rep. Strahorn honors Montgomery County Auditor of the Year Karl Keith
 Rep. Strahorn calls for an end to disenfranchising and dehumanizing voters
Rep. Strahorn calls for an end to disenfranchising and dehumanizing voters
 Rep. Strahorn Speaking on the State Budget
Rep. Strahorn Speaking on the State Budget
Rep. Strahorn at Blairwood Elementary
Rep. Strahorn at Blairwood Elementary
 Rep. Strahorn speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Strahorn speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
 Rep. Strahorn during House Session
Rep. Strahorn during House Session
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
 Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
 Rep. Strahorn addresses members of the Beautillion Millitaire
Rep. Strahorn addresses members of the Beautillion Millitaire
Rep. Strahorn addresses members of the Beautillion Millitaire
Rep. Strahorn addresses members of the Beautillion Millitaire
 
 

State Rep. Fred Strahorn returned to the Ohio House in 2013, after serving as State Senator for the 5th district from 2009 to 2011 and Senior Political Advisor to the Ohio Democratic party from 2011 to 2013.

He previously served citizens of the greater Dayton area as state representative from 2001 to 2008, including two years as House Minority Whip, before term limits prevented him from seeking reelection.

 
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Representative Strahorn Serves In the Following Committees :

FederalismPrimary and Secondary EducationState and Local Government
 
 
 
 
Minority Leader Fred Strahorn discusses the real State of Ohio with Democratic colleagues prior to the Governor's State of the State address

01.11.19 - Strahorn To Step Down As House Democratic Leader

 

House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today issued the following statement announcing his plans to step down as House Democratic leader at the end of January, after four years of serving as the Ohio House’s top ranking Democrat:

“I don’t take today’s announcement lightly, because I’m proud of the rebuilding and growth Ohio House Democrats have experienced under my leadership. After a decade of being denied a seat at the table with Republicans, we changed our direction in the legislature by engaging better with the majority on the official side and working overtime on the political side, which resulted in a net gain of five Democratic legislators in the House. Ultimately, 11.5 million Ohioans have a stronger voice and a more responsive government because of that approach.

 
 

12.27.18 - Final Hours Of General Assembly See Sweeping Changes As House Votes To Override Governor's Vetoes

 

The Ohio House met today in a rare session to override a number of vetoes by Republican Gov. John Kasich. Democrats largely backed a proposal to extend benefits to spouses and children of public safety personnel killed in the line of duty, but fought back as GOP lawmakers pushed to override vetoes on measures to restrict abortion access and loosen gun safety laws.

 
 

12.06.18 - Dems Raise Environmental Concerns As Bill Allowing Public Sale Of Radioactive Drilling-waste Passes House

 

House Democrats raised concerns today as Republican-sponsored House Bill (HB) 393 passed the House. The bill would allow one Ohio company to sell brine from certain oil and gas production to Ohio consumers for personal use. Democrats questioned the impact the sale and use of radioactive brine would have on health and the environment.

 
 

11.27.18 - House Democrats Announce Leadership Team For 133rd General Assembly

 

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today announced its leadership team for the 133rd General Assembly. In an all-caucus vote, Democrats re-elected state Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) as Minority Leader.

“The dedication to improving the lives of everyday Ohioans our leadership team, members and staff have shown over the past two years is remarkable, and our state is better for it,” said Strahorn. “Over the next two years, it is critical that we continue working together to grow opportunity from the middle out so that every Ohioan has a fighting chance to get ahead.”

 
 
 
 

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HCR 6     
 
 
 
 

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Representative Fred Strahorn
District 39
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1607
Fax      (614) 719-6967
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