It was truly an honor for me to serve my first term in the Ohio House of Representatives during such a transformative and critical time in our state’s history. I was pleased with the amount of work that was accomplished, and I look forward to beginning another legislative term tackling even more issues.

Simply stated, Ohio was not in great shape just a couple years ago. Our state faced a massive $8 billion budget gap that, if not addressed in a responsible and timely manner, would have saddled future generations with debts that would have become increasingly difficult to pay off.

By looking for ways to make government more efficient and not raising taxes on Ohioans, we were able to fill the budget gap. That in large part led to Ohio’s credit rating remaining stable at the same time the country was being downgraded for the first time in its history. Over the same time period, Ohio’s unemployment rate has dropped by 2.1 percent, while the federal rate has dropped only by 1.2 percent.

Since January of 2011, Ohio’s entrepreneurs have created more than 125,000 jobs, making it fifth in the country in job creation and tops in the Midwest. During my first term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, I sponsored eight substantial pieces of legislation, four of which were passed unanimously and enacted into law.

As our state continues to expand in a wide range of fields, it is critically important that we put our best foot forward to attract new businesses within our borders. Seeing new businesses relocate to Ohio is obviously a great sign that our state’s economy is growing, and I think the SiteOhio program will help make that possible.

In his inaugural address last week, Speaker William G. Batchelder mentioned that the next two years will bring new challenges and will require a lot of hard work in order to maintain Ohio’s momentum. I am excited to get back to work serving the people of the 6th House District.

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Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Task Forces Seek To Address Ohio's Most Pressing Issues


During this winter season, several specialized committees—task forces created by the Speaker of the House—have been meeting across Ohio to address specific policy areas. These task forces focus on Ohio’s most pressing issues, including the heroin and opioid crisis, energy policy, Alzheimer’s and dementia, education and poverty, and BRAC and military affairs. As the committees wrap up their research, I wanted to give you an update on the work they’ve been doing.


Representative Anielski Sworn In As State Representative Of The 6th House District

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State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 6th Ohio House District, which includes the south-east portion of Cuyahoga County, for a fourth term.


State Rep. Anielski To Host Military Resource Fair In Oakwood Village On October 28th

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State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) is joining with the Mt. Zion Church in hosting a Military Resource Fair on Friday, October 28th.  


Rep. Marlene Anielski Highlights State's Ongoing Suicide Prevention Efforts


During a press conference at the Statehouse this afternoon, State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) joined other public leaders in highlighting the state’s efforts in recent years to increase awareness and access to suicide prevention programs. She also discussed newly introduced legislation designed to help school districts and private schools across Ohio provide counseling to students in need of emotional support.