State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) was honored Saturday as a Legislator of the Year by the Ohio Farmers Union.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award from the Ohio Farmer’s Union. I will continue to work hard to be worthy of this distinction,” Rep. Sheehy said.

Rep. Sheehy earned the award through his work to improve water quality in and around the western basin of Lake Erie. Last year, he championed a science and fact-based approach to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms and sponsored several proposals that would have allowed for better analysis of data regarding nutrient overloads in the Maumee River Basin.

Rep. Sheehy been a strong proponent of common-sense, best management practices for farmers and has worked tirelessly to try to implement the necessary changes to improve the water quality of Lake Erie, one of the state’s most valuable natural resources.

The award was presented at the Ohio Farmers Union 81st annual state convention held at the Columbus Airport Marriot. President of the Ohio Farmers Union Joe Logan presided. Representative John Patterson (D-Jefferson) was also honored with a Legislator of the Year award.


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