Representative Gil Blair - House District 63

07.08.20 - Rep. Blair Statement On State Mask Mandate For Trumbull County


COLUMBUS—State Rep. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) issued a statement today following Gov. DeWine’s executive order to require facemasks in several Ohio counties, including Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull. Each of the counties falls within Level 3 of the state’s new Public Health Advisory System, which was unveiled July 2. Level 3 indicates very high exposure and spread of coronavirus.


05.13.20 - Rep. Blair's Local Government Immunity Bill Passes Ohio House


COLUMBUS—State Rep. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 421, his bipartisan legislation with Rep. J. Todd Smith (R-Farmersville) to provide immunity to municipalities and counties for the actions of hospital police departments.


03.23.20 - Rep. Blair, House Dems Outline Priorities As Assembly Returns To Consider Emergency Legislation Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


COLUMBUS—State Rep. Gil Blair (D-Weathersfield) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


03.21.20 - House Democrats Release Statement About The Passing Of Mahoning Valley Colleague Don Manning


COLUMBUS—State Reps. Gil Blair (D-Weathersfield), Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement today following the unexpected passing of fellow Mahoning Valley state Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown):

“It is with great sadness that we woke this morning to learn of the passing of our colleague and neighbor Don Manning.  We send our deepest condolences to his family during these difficult times." 



03.06.20 - Rep. Blair Announces Honorary Road Naming Bill Signed Into Law


COLUMBUS—State Rep. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) today announced that House Bill (HB) 276, legislation naming a portion of State Route 7 after Patrolman James A. Fredericka, was signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine.


02.06.20 - Dem Lawmakers Celebrate Passage Of The PRO Act


State Reps. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the PRO Act, H.R. 2474 today, which would protect workers’ right to organize. The bill would give millions of workers additional protections to organize and negotiate for better pay, better benefits and safer working conditions. 


09.23.19 - Mahoning Valley Lawmakers Press White House On GM Lordstown Facility


State Reps. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) and Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) today announced a recent conference call with Trump administration officials in response to their repeated attempts to urge the Trump administration to assist them in bringing General Motors back to Lordstown, Ohio.


08.30.19 - Rep. Blair And Rep. O'Brien Announce Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Reps. Gil Blair (D-Weathersfield) and Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) today announced a town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the McKinley Auditorium at the McKinley Memorial Library to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led gains for working people and families in the Mahoning Valley.


08.01.19 - Mahoning Valley Reps Say Pence's Statements On Workhorse Highlight Need For Administration To Meet With Local Officials


State Reps. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) and Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) renewed their request to meet with representatives of the Trump administration today as the President prepares for a campaign rally in Cincinnati.


07.29.19 - Mahoning Valley Reps Request Meeting With President Trump, VP Pence


State Reps. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) and Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) today requested a meeting with President Donald Trump or Vice President Michael Pence during their planned visits to Lancaster, Ohio, on July 30, or Cincinnati on August 1.


07.23.19 - Rep. Blair: Misguided Bailout Costly For Consumers, Ohio's Clean Energy Future


State Rep. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, and a leading economist has said that HB 6 will hinder job growth in the state.


07.08.19 - Blair, Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day


House Democratic lawmakers from across Ohio today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.


06.25.19 - Rep. Blair Announces Committee Assignments For The 133rd General Assembly


State Rep. Gil Blair (D-Weathersfield) reflected this week on his recent appointments to the Ohio House Committees on Insurance and Agriculture and Rural Development.


06.05.19 - Blair Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio House District 63


State Rep. Gil Blair (D-Weathersfield) took the oath of office today during a session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, filling the 63rd House district seat previously held by Glenn Holmes (D-Girard).