State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) delivered a floor speech in support of Senate Bill 62, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko, which would establish July 8th as Harrison Dillard Day in Ohio. Mr. Dillard was born in Cuyahoga County, served in the famed “Buffalo Soldiers” during the Second World War, and set numerous world records in track events. Harrison Dillard also won gold medals in sprints and hurdles at the Olympic Games in London in 1948 and Helsinki in 1952. He is the first individual to win gold in both sprints and hurdles.

“I am proud to support a day that recognizes not only a local citizen, but a true athlete,” said Rep. Anielski. “Harrison Dillard is an example to us all for his dedication to our country, to his community, and to the love of the sport.”

Senate Bill 62 passed the Ohio House of Representatives and now goes to Governor John Kasich for consideration.

Featured Posts

Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Drug Price Affordability A Top Priority In Ohio House

Columbus - 

One of the most complex yet important matters we cover at the state and federal levels of government is health care. The health and wellness of all Ohioans is crucial, but the topic encompasses a wide array of stakeholders—the patients themselves, doctors, hospital administrators, pharmacists, drug and medical equipment manufacturers, and more. We must take into consideration the perspectives of all interested parties to ensure health care remains affordable and accessible for everyone.


State Representative Anielski Attends Vision Screening Training

Columbus - 

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently attended a vision screening training program hosted by the Ohio affiliate of Prevent Blindness at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School. Volunteers were trained and certified to conduct standardized preschool vision screenings that help detect early vision problems.


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

Columbus - 

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.