Representative Jeffrey A. Crossman - House District 15

10.17.19 - Dem Lawmakers Outline Plan To Support Ohio Workers As GM Strike Reaches A Tentative Deal


State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today joined lawmakers and UAW workers at a Statehouse press conference to announce legislation to extend unemployment benefits and food assistance to union workers fighting for fair wages, better benefits and safer working conditions. The call comes amid a nationwide strike by UAW employees, who reached a tentative labor agreement Wed. on the 31st day of their strike with General Motors.


10.16.19 - Dem Lawmakers To Outline Plan To Support Ohio Workers As GM Strike Reaches A Tentative Deal


Democratic state Reps. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) will hold a press conference TOMORROW, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 9:30 a.m. in the Harding Senate Press Briefing Room to introduce legislation to extend unemployment benefits and food assistance to union workers fighting for fair wages, better benefits and safer working conditions. The call comes amid a nationwide strike by UAW employees as they reach a tentative agreement today on the 31st day of the strike with General Motors.


08.15.19 - Rep. Crossman Announces Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today announced a town hall meeting on MondayAugust 19 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Parma-Snow Branch Library to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Columbus.


08.05.19 - Rep. Crossman Issues Statement On Dayton Shooting, Says More Needs To Be Done To Keep Children And Families Safe


State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D- Parma) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend:

“People are tired of phony calls for ‘thoughts and prayers.’ It’s long past time for action. I’m sickened by these senseless tragedies that continue to occur because legislators refuse to engage in dialogue about common sense solutions,” said Crossman


08.01.19 - Rep. Crossman Announces Upcoming Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Weekend


State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday will take place starting on Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.

“I am pleased that the state has decided to continue to support this important cost saving measure,” said Rep. Crossman “As Ohio families prepare for the upcoming school year, this tax holiday will help them prepare without breaking the bank. We hope students, parents, and educators all have an opportunity to participate this weekend.”


07.31.19 - Reps. Crossman, Boyd & Howse Applaud UnitedHealthcare's $1.1M Grant To Cleveland-area Nonprofits


State Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today applauded the recently announced expansion of services to Cleveland-area nonprofits through the release of $1.1 million dollar grant provided by UnitedHealthcare, Inc. 

“We appreciate United Healthcare’s dedication to helping our nonprofits meet our residents’ healthcare needs. I am particularly pleased to see United Healthcare’s support for supplying food pantries with the resources they need to continue serving their clients. Access to healthy foods mean healthy outcomes and emergency food resources are not typically considered in the same conversation as health care providers so this is certainly welcome and appreciated.”–said Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma)


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


State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out First Energy Solutions’ nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.


07.17.19 - Reps. Crossman, Sweeney Send Letter Urging DeWine To Veto Several Problematic Budget Provisions


Ohio state Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter* to Governor Mike DeWine asking him to veto several provisions within the state budget, House Bill 166, they say are problematic.

“Each of the items are of significant interest to our respective House Districts and, by leaving these items in the bill, these items have the potential to hurt the constituents of our Districts,” wrote the lawmakers.


07.17.19 - Rep. Crossman: Budget Compromise A Step In The Right Direction To Restore Ohio's Promise Of Better Lives, Brighter Futures


Ohio State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today issued a statement in support of the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

“I was pleased that the Republican members of the Conference committee were finally able to resolve their differences to get a budget done. Too many Ohioans were being affected by this unnecessary delay.


07.03.19 - Crossman, Cuyahoga Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day


Cuyahoga County House Democratic lawmakers 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.


06.18.19 - Rep. Crossman, Sen. Antonio To Introduce Jail Oversight And Accountability Reform Legislation


State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) unveiled a legislative proposal to increase accountability for compliance with jail standards across Ohio.

“It is apparent that there are changes that can and must be made legislatively to address systematic issues that manifested in Cuyahoga County's jail,” said Crossman. “As state legislators, we bear responsibility for helping get this right. The issues with the jail in Cuyahoga County did not develop overnight and appear to represent a failure of a larger system. However, it is important to be clear, our purpose with this proposal is not to cast blame or find fault, it is to acknowledge the existing problems and work together to make improvements that deliver on Ohio's promise to treat all of its citizens fairly and with dignity.”


06.17.19 - Rep. Crossman, Sen. Antonio To Host Press Conference Introducing Jail Oversight And Accountability Reform Legislation


State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Harding Senate Press Room to address issues with the Cuyahoga County jail and unveil a legislative proposal to increase accountability for compliance with jail standards across Ohio.


06.06.19 - Antonio, Crossman Respond To Governor's Proposed Changes At Cuyahoga County Jail


State Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and state Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today issued the following statements after the governor announced several proposed changes Thursday to address growing concerns regarding the Cuyahoga County Jail:


05.21.19 - Rep. Crossman Introduces Bill Designating May As Brain Cancer Awareness Month


State Rep. Jeffrey Crossman (D-Parma) appeared today before the Ohio House of Representatives Health Committee to introduce House Bill (HB) 230, which would recognize May as Brain Cancer Awareness Month in Ohio. 


05.10.19 - Crossman: Dem Priorities Shape State Budget


State Rep. Jeffrey Crossman (D-Parma) Thursday voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.


05.08.19 - Crossman Applauds GM Creation Of New Jobs In Parma


State Rep. Jeffrey Crossman (D-Parma) today issued the following statement in response to General Motors’ announcement that it will invest $700 million to create 450 jobs at three facilities in Ohio including the Parma Stamping Plant:


05.02.19 - Crossman, House Dems Lead Bipartisan Effort To End School Takeovers, Restore Local Control


House Democrats yesterday announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, a bipartisan effort to end state takeovers of local schools and restore control to local education officials. The bill comes amid questions of accountability, transparency and lackluster results from district takeovers in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland.


04.17.19 - State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman To Serve As Lead Dem On Financial Institutions Panel


State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today was appointed as Ranking Member to the House Financial Institutions committee on which he will serve to help shape and refine public policy related to banks, credit unions and other lending businesses during the 133rd General Assembly.


03.01.19 - Crossman Responds To Deal To End Parma Teacher Strike


State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today issued a statement following reports that teachers at the Summit Academy Parma reached a deal with school administrators to end the ongoing teacher strike at the school.


01.07.19 - Jeff Crossman Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio House District 15


State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning his first term as state lawmaker.

“I am deeply honored and grateful to get the opportunity to serve our community as a state representative,” said Crossman.