Rep. Sheehy takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Sheehy takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Sheehy presents a House Resolution
Rep. Sheehy presents a House Resolution
 Reps. Sheehy and Patterson
Reps. Sheehy and Patterson
Rep. Sheehy speaks during Committee
Rep. Sheehy speaks during Committee
 Locomotive Engineers, Reps. Sheehy and Hagan
Locomotive Engineers, Reps. Sheehy and Hagan
 House Dems gather for a picture
House Dems gather for a picture
Rep. Sheehy addresses the House of Representatives
Rep. Sheehy addresses the House of Representatives
 Michael Sheehy is sworn-in as the Representative to the 46th House District
Michael Sheehy is sworn-in as the Representative to the 46th House District
 Reps. Sheehy and Foley
Reps. Sheehy and Foley
Michael Sheehy waits to be sworn-in as Representative Sheehy
Michael Sheehy waits to be sworn-in as Representative Sheehy
 
 

State Representative Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) is serving his second full term as of January 2017; he was previously appointed to the seat in mid-2013 to serve the remainder of an unexpected term. District 46 spans several political subdivisions including Jerusalem Township on the east to Springfield Township on the west. The district includes the cities of Oregon, Maumee, parts of Toledo, and the Village of Holland.

 
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05.11.17 - Sheehy: GOP Tells Firefighters With Cancer: "It's Your Fault"

 

Democratic members of the House Insurance Committee today expressed outrage regarding the latest version of the state workers’ compensation budget, House Bill 27, which adds new barriers to firefighters and their families seeking state assistance for work-related injuries, illnesses and death.

Wednesday’s proposed restrictions follow the House’s December 2016 passage of extended workers’ compensation protections for firefighters who developed cancer as a result of work conditions. The bill creates a condition in which courts presumes the firefighter didn't wear their protective gear correctly, resulting in the medical condition or cancer.  

“The men and women who put on uniforms and go to work to keep us safe do so knowing they face a greater risk of not coming home to their families at the end of the day,” said Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon). “Now, politicians in Columbus are turning their backs on our first responders, and walking away from our responsibility to protect those who protect us.”

 
 

05.03.17 - Rep. Sheehy Honored For New Road Safety Law At Ohio Bicycle Summit

 

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) attended the Ohio Bicycle Federation’s (OBF) fourth Ohio Bicycling Summit Tuesday, an event at the Ohio Statehouse to celebrate National Bike Month and the recent passage of the three-foot bicycle-passing clearance law. Sheehy, a sponsor of the new road safety law, was honored with the H.M. Huffman Award for Service to Ohio bicycling for his work to make the roads safer for cyclists and motorists.

“I am very honored to receive this award,” said Rep. Sheehy. “As an avid bicyclist myself, I know how frightening it can be when a car passes you quickly and closely on the road. I am just glad to have been able to pass this legislation to ensure the safety of bicyclists and motorists. Receiving this award simply reinforces the importance of the new law for bicyclists across Ohio.” 

 
 

03.29.17 - Rep. Sheehy's Train Safety Legislation Receives First Hearing In Ohio House

 

State Reps. Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today provided sponsor testimony before the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee for House Bill 107 (HB 107), legislation to require freight train operating crews to consist of at least two individuals. 

“Although modern technology has allowed for smaller trains crews, reducing the crew to a sole person is a public safety risk. No technology safeguards can protect against operator fatigue,” said Sheehy, who worked in the railroad industry for over 40 years prior to his election as state representative. “Requiring two individuals on every freight train in Ohio will help cut down on potentially fatal accidents and keep our communities safe.”  

 
 

03.16.17 - Sheehy, Lepore-Hagan Renew Fight To Improve Train Safety In Ohio

 

State Reps. Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) this week renewed the fight to improve rail safety in Ohio by introducing House Bill 107, legislation to require freight train operating crews to consist of at least two people. The lawmakers say passage of the bill will help cut down on operator fatigue and reduce the likelihood of fatal accidents. 

“Having spent over 40 years working in the railroad industry, I can attest to the importance of requiring two-person crews on all freight train operations,” Sheehy said. “Raising safety standards in our state will help protect our freight operators and keep communities safe.” 

 
 
 

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Representative Michael Sheehy
District 46
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1418
Fax      (614) 719-6949
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Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Eligible to run for another term