State Rep. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) was recognized as a Legislator of the Year by the Ohio AMVETS in a ceremony during their Mid-Winter Conference this weekend in Columbus. Each year, the historic organization honors elected officials whose efforts protect and enhance the rights of our military servicemen and women.
“I am honored to be recognized by a group that fights every day for our veterans and military families,” Craig said. “Our uniformed men and women sacrifice so much to protect the freedoms we hold dear, and it is important that we continue to honor their dignity and service in return.”
State Rep. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) applauded the awareness raised by this week’s eighth annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Ohio Statehouse. The event, organized by state Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo), brought together law enforcement officials, advocates and survivors from all over the nation for a day of discussion on ways to raise awareness and fight back against human trafficking in Ohio.
“Human trafficking isn’t a problem from centuries ago or that happens only in far off lands – it affects thousands of vulnerable Ohioans today in communities across the state,” said Craig, who gave the invocation at the event. “For this reason, Human Trafficking Awareness Day is so vital to our continued efforts to raise awareness and develop strategies to finally bring an end to modern day slavery.”
State Rep. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) today announced he will return as the top Democratic member of the Ohio House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee for the new legislation session.
“I am excited to return as ranking member for the Armed Services committee,” said Craig, an army veteran. “I look forward to bringing my experience and perspective to the table when crafting legislation to help our military vets.”
State Reps. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) and Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to urge the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to select the city of Columbus as the award winner of Smart Cities Challenge.