Leader Strahorn during the Working People's Day of Action rally
Leader Strahorn during the Working People's Day of Action rally
 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 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
 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.
 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
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 w/ State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers
Rep. Strahorn w/ State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers
 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"
From L to R: Reps. Winburn, Curtin, Strahorn
From L to R: Reps. Winburn, Curtin, Strahorn
 Rep. Strahorn talks with Rep. Driehaus on the House Floor
Rep. Strahorn talks with Rep. Driehaus on the House Floor
 Rep. Strahorn with Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward
Rep. Strahorn with Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward
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 presents a Resolution
Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution
 Rep. Strahorn presents a resolution to Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward
Rep. Strahorn presents a resolution to Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward
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"
 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
 Leader Strahorn during opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
Leader Strahorn during opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Strahorn gives a speech during House Session
Rep. Strahorn gives a speech during House Session
Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution
Rep. Strahorn presents a Resolution
 House Dems gather for a picture
House Dems gather for a picture
 Rep. Strahorn attends a Women's Rights event
Rep. Strahorn attends a Women's Rights event
Rep. Strahorn attends the ReStore Grand Opening
Rep. Strahorn attends the ReStore Grand Opening
 Rep. Strahorn attends a Habitat for Humanity event
Rep. Strahorn attends a Habitat for Humanity event
 Reps. Strahorn and Driehaus
Reps. Strahorn and Driehaus
Rep. Strahorn addresses members of the Beautillion Millitaire
Rep. Strahorn addresses members of the Beautillion Millitaire
 Rep. Strahorn at Blairwood Elementary
Rep. Strahorn at Blairwood Elementary
 Rep. Strahorn Speaking on the State Budget
Rep. Strahorn Speaking on the State Budget
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 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
Rep. Strahorn honors Montgomery County Auditor of the Year Karl Keith
Rep. Strahorn honors Montgomery County Auditor of the Year Karl Keith
 Rep. Strahorn during House Session
Rep. Strahorn during House Session
 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
Reps. Strahorn and Winburn
Reps. Strahorn and Winburn
 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
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
 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 at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Strahorn speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
House Session
House Session
 Reps. Strahorn and Derickson
Reps. Strahorn and Derickson
 Rep. Strahorn discusses HB 5
Rep. Strahorn discusses HB 5
Masonic Day at the Statehouse
Masonic Day at the Statehouse
 Reps. Strahorn and Winburn welcome a DLI fellow to the Statehouse
Reps. Strahorn and Winburn welcome a DLI fellow to the Statehouse
 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
Leader Strahorn speaking during the Ohio Insurance Institute's 2018 Midyear Meeting
Leader Strahorn speaking during the Ohio Insurance Institute's 2018 Midyear Meeting
 
 

House Democratic Leader 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 :

Rules and Reference
 
 
 
 
Minority Leader Fred Strahorn discusses the real State of Ohio with Democratic colleagues prior to the Governor's State of the State address

05.25.18 - House Democrats Honor Memorial Day

 

This weekend—and every day—we honor the brave women and men who have sacrificed their lives to serve, protect and defend our nation, freedoms and way of life. We honor them when we speak out against injustice and give back to our communities. We remember them when we stand up for veterans, immigrants, teachers and all those who for generations have made America great. We respect them when we strive to live up to the ideals of fairness and opportunity for all.

 
 

05.23.18 - Leader Strahorn Responds To Continued Statehouse Dysfunction

 

State Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) issued the following statement in response to today’s session cancellation notice from House Republicans hours before the House was scheduled to vote on a new Republican speaker:

 
 

05.03.18 - Minority Leader Strahorn Announces $100,000 Grant For Montgomery County Solid Waste District

 

Minority Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today announced the Montgomery County Solid Waste District has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support and expand the district’s recycling and litter prevention efforts. 

“This grant will allow the Montgomery County Solid Waste District to purchase much needed equipment to help with the reduction and recycling of wood and other outdoor waste,” said Leader Strahorn. “I am pleased that our district has been selected to receive funds to assist in their commitment to protect public health and the environment.”

 
 

04.11.18 - House Democratic Leader Responds To Resignation Of House Speaker Rosenberger

 

Ohio House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today issued the following statement in response to House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s (R-Clarksville) Tuesday announcement that he will resign effective May 1:

“I genuinely like and have considered Cliff Rosenberger a friend throughout my tenure as Leader. I am disappointed to see the Speaker of the House embroiled in an FBI investigation. Currently, it is a cloud of unanswered questions and allegations but it will have a significant impact on our institution.

“I understand that even the perception of wrongdoing can compromise the ability of our institution to conduct the business of the people. This deeply saddening and unfortunate situation impedes our ability to effectively discuss and pass laws that make people’s lives better.

“It stands as a reminder of the dangers of prolonged one-party rules that can put the public interest in competition with private interest. It shakes the confidence in our ability to do good and damages the trust of taxpayers.”

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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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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Leadership Position : Minority Leader
Hometown : Dayton
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term