Rep. O'Brien surrounded by family after taking oath of office
Rep. O'Brien surrounded by family after taking oath of office
 Rep. O'Brien speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. O'Brien speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. O'Brien is sworn in as State Representative
Rep. O'Brien is sworn in as State Representative
Rep. O'Brien during House session
Rep. O'Brien during House session
 
 

For Representative Michael O’Brien, public service means more than a title; it is a way of life.  O’Brien’s experience in community leadership, from county and city governments to working with schools and law enforcement, gives him a deep understanding of the needs of the people living and working in the 64th District. He brings his decades-long experience with him to Columbus and looks forward to fighting for the hardworking people in the 64th District.

 
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08.22.18 - NE Ohio Lawmakers Celebrate Successful Lordstown TJX Vote

 

State Rep. Glenn W. Holmes (D-Girard), state Rep. Mike O’Brien (D-Warren) & state Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) celebrated the successful rezoning of the 290 acre site where TJX Homegoods plans to build their new distribution center. Lordstown held a referendum vote on the issue on Tuesday after those opposed to the project secured the requisite number of signatures to get it on the ballot. With a majority of voters voting in favor of rezoning, TJX will be able to begin construction on time.    

“This project is a perfect example of the private and public sector working together to achieve very positive employment results,” said Rep. O’Brien (D-Warren). “I’m proud to say the residents of Mahoning Valley will be the recipients of this excellent collaboration.”

 
 

07.31.18 - O'Brien: Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Starts This Weekend

 

State Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) today announced Ohio’s back-to-school sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 3-5, as a result of the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 226. The annual event helps lessen the sting of the 4.5 percent statewide sales tax hike passed by Republican lawmakers in the 2013 state budget. The hike has cost taxpayers almost $2 billion more since then, according to state revenue numbers.

“This program is a great cost saving measure for parents and caregivers in Trumbull County, providing a much needed opportunity to save on important school supplies that are vital to their children’s education,” said O’Brien.

 
 

07.02.18 - O'Brien Urges GM To Reinvest In The Region

 

Regional lawmakers state Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland), Glenn Holmes (D-Girard), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Michael O’Brien (D-Warren), Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and Sen. Sean O’Brien (D- Bazetta) today sent a letter* to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors Company (GM), expressing disappointment and concern in light of the recent layoffs of second shift employees at its Lordstown Assembly plant.

“The Valley wants to continue to support GM. As this great American company evolves to meet the demands of the future, the workers at Lordstown want to evolve with the company they have devoted themselves to,” wrote the lawmakers. “There is a will to double down and train the current workforce for the jobs of tomorrow. Our workers and our communities want to continue to be a partner in a mutually beneficial relationship with GM.”

The second shift cut comes after the company cut the plant’s third shift in January 2017. In addition to the elimination of the two shifts, hundreds of workers across the supply chain have been laid off. A total of 2,700 well-paying jobs have been lost. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has been an outspoken advocate for Ohio GM jobs, calling on the company to invest in Ohio and to invest in Lordstown.

“We have people in our districts who want to go back to work and continue making a living for their families with pride and dignity. We hope GM will continue to invest in the Mahoning Valley, just as our state and our communities have invested in your company,” the lawmakers continued. “We urge you to reconsider your decision to reduce opportunities in Lordstown and throughout Ohio and instead utilize the current Lordstown location and collaborate with our creative and committed Valley workers to create a vision for the GM of tomorrow.”

The Lordstown plant has been an integral part of the Youngstown area for 52 years, with unwavering support from the Valley community.

 
 

06.27.18 - O'Brien: Mahoning Valley Democrats Celebrate Passage Of House Bills 211 & 500

 

Regional lawmakers State Reps. Glenn W. Holmes (D-Girard) and Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) today supported legislation they believe will positively impact the Mahoning Valley Townships. The two bills, House Bills (HB) 211 and 500, passed the House, with HB 211 requiring licensure for home inspectors and HB 500 making changes to township laws in Ohio.

 
 
 
Representative Michael J. O'Brien
District 64
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5358
Fax      (614) 719-3964
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Hometown : Warren
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term