Rep. Slesnick (second from right) takes oath of office with other members of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Slesnick (second from right) takes oath of office with other members of the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Slesnick showing support at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
Rep. Slesnick showing support at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
 Rep. Slesnick congratulates Ohio's Division III State Wrestling Champion
Rep. Slesnick congratulates Ohio's Division III State Wrestling Champion
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Slesnick being sworn in to the 130th General Assembly
Rep. Slesnick being sworn in to the 130th General Assembly
 Rep. Slesnick Lighting a Candle During the Holocaust Commemoration Service
Rep. Slesnick Lighting a Candle During the Holocaust Commemoration Service
Rep. Slesnick signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Slesnick signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Slesnick Speaks at Pro- Choice Rally
Rep. Slesnick Speaks at Pro- Choice Rally
 Project Rebuild High School Graduation
Project Rebuild High School Graduation
Rep. Slesnick at Fry Family Park
Rep. Slesnick at Fry Family Park
 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives’ Democratic Caucus appointed State Representative Stephen D. Slesnick (D-Canton) to what was previously the 52nd District seat in March of 2008, succeeding current Canton Mayor William J. Healy II. Reelected in the following November and again in 2010 and 2012, Rep. Slesnick serves as the voice of his hometown at the Statehouse, in addition to the surrounding areas of Massillon and  parts of Bethlehem, Canton, Osnaburg, Perry, Pike, Plain, and Tuscarawas Townships in Stark County. 

 
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Representative Slesnick Serves In the Following Committees :

Commerce and LaborPublic UtilitiesState Government
 
 
 
 

08.05.15 - Slesnick Encourages Ohio Families To Take Advantage Of Tax-free Shopping This Weekend

 

State Rep. Stephen Slesnick (D-Canton) today announced Ohio’s first-ever sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 7-9. The tax-free holiday runs Friday through Sunday and covers many back-to-school items, including clothing, school supplies and instructional materials. Not only will the temporary holiday help offset Ohio’s 4.5 percent sales tax increase enacted by the 2013 state budget, but for three days shoppers will pay no sales tax on itemized purchases as they prepare their children for the coming of the new school year.

“Back to school shopping can be financially burdensome for many families in Stark County. My hope is that with this tax-free weekend we can ease the hardship for many Ohioans and better prepare our students for the upcoming school year,” said Rep. Slesnick.

Clothing priced at $75 or less per article, school supplies priced at $20 or less per item and school instructional material priced at $20 or less per item will all be exempt from Ohio’s sales and use tax this weekend.

 
 

05.19.15 - Pro Football Hall Of Fame Expansion Expected To Drive Billions In Stark County Development

 

State Rep. Stephen Slesnick (D-Canton) lauded today’s release of an economic impact study of the Professional Football Hall of Fame Village detailing the region’s expected economic development under the proposed expansion. The study, conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International (CSL), reported that the development of the Hall of Fame project could create over 11,000 local jobs and generate over $15 billion over a 25-year-period. 

“The Hall of Fame Village is a profound opportunity to create thousands of good-paying jobs while attracting visitors from all over the world,” said Rep. Slesnick. “The Pro Football Hall of Fame is part of the bedrock of our community, and I am looking forward to its enduring legacy under the expansion.”

  

 
 

04.15.15 - Slesnick's "Moses Fleetwood Walker Day" Bill Receives Committee Hearing

 

Today the House State Government Committee reviewed House Bill 87, a proposal introduced by State Rep. Stephen Slesnick (D-Canton) establishing October 7 as “Moses Fleetwood Walker Day.”  Walker, an Ohio native, was the first African American player in Major League Baseball.

 
 

02.25.15 - Rep. Slesnick's March E-Newsletter

 

To view Rep. Slesnick's March E-Newsletter click here.

 
 
 

Connect With Representative Slesnick

 
Representative Stephen Slesnick
District 49
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-8030
Fax      (614) 719-6952
Email Representative Slesnick
 
Hometown : Canton
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term