2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
 Rep. Galonski provides sponsor testimony with Rep. Fedor in committee about HB 461, which would ensure that penalties for perpetrators of human trafficking would be consistent if the victim is a minor
Rep. Galonski provides sponsor testimony with Rep. Fedor in committee about HB 461, which would ensure that penalties for perpetrators of human trafficking would be consistent if the victim is a minor
 Reps. Galonski and Fedor with survivors at the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day, following a panel discussion
Reps. Galonski and Fedor with survivors at the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day, following a panel discussion
Rep. Galonski with Reps. Fedor and Kent at the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Rep. Galonski with Reps. Fedor and Kent at the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
 Reps. Galonski and Fedor hosted the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Reps. Galonski and Fedor hosted the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
 Advocates, survivors, law enforcement officials, and lawmakers gathered in the Statehouse Atrium to discuss human trafficking in Ohio
Advocates, survivors, law enforcement officials, and lawmakers gathered in the Statehouse Atrium to discuss human trafficking in Ohio
Rep. Galonski addresses attendees of the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Rep. Galonski addresses attendees of the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
 Reps. Galonski, Fedor, Craig kick off the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Reps. Galonski, Fedor, Craig kick off the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
 Rep. Galonski at a Huntington event in Akron
Rep. Galonski at a Huntington event in Akron
Rep. Galonski at an NCEL event with Rep. Lepore-Hagan, Rep. Fedor & former rep Hagan
Rep. Galonski at an NCEL event with Rep. Lepore-Hagan, Rep. Fedor & former rep Hagan
 Rep. Galonski at the annual Eleanor Roosevelt Tea hosted by the Federated Democratic Women of Summit County
Rep. Galonski at the annual Eleanor Roosevelt Tea hosted by the Federated Democratic Women of Summit County
 Rep. Galonski with her family after swearing in
Rep. Galonski with her family after swearing in
Rep. Galonski swearing in
Rep. Galonski swearing in
 
 

As a former Teamster and daughter of UAW worker, state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) knows the importance of rewarding hard work and putting family first. From the creation of new, better-paying jobs to fully funding our schools and protecting our children, Galonski is focused on using her legal expertise and work experience to address the biggest challenges facing the state and improve the quality of life for residents of the 35th House district. 

Galonski, previously a magistrate in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, has served the state in a legal capacity for over 15...

 
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12.20.18 - Galonski Responds To Racial Discrimination In The Statehouse

 

House Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair and state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement following claims that state Senator-elect Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) was discriminated against by security staff while entering the Vern Riffe Center government building in Columbus Tuesday. 

 
 

12.14.18 - Reps. Galonksi, Fedor Announce House Passes Bill To Protect All Human Trafficking Minor Victims

 

In the late hours of lame duck session, the Ohio House of Representatives voted 82-3 to pass House Bill (HB) 461, legislation introduced by state Reps. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) to bring Ohio law into compliance with federal law in cases involving the human trafficking of minors aged 16 and 17 years old.

 
 

12.06.18 - Last-minute Lawmaking To Bring Relief To Career And College-ready High School Seniors

 

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the Ohio House will tonight pass Senate changes to House Bill 491, which extend alternative pathways to graduation for 2019 and 2020 Ohio high school seniors.

“Though I share the frustration of students and families who have been looking for a graduation solution from the Statehouse for almost a year, I am happy we will ultimately extend alternative graduation pathways through 2020,” said Galonski. “We have a lot of work left to do to ensure stability and consistency in Ohio’s ever-changing graduation requirements, so students can plan for their future and have an equal opportunity to succeed.”

The Akron lawmaker, who serves on the House Education Committee, introduced her own legislation, House Bill 630, to extend alternative pathways. The bill gained the attention of concerned students and parents, but was only given one hearing by majority Republicans. Galonski’s bill would have given career and college-ready Ohio high school seniors the opportunity to graduate in 2019 and 2020, similar to the language ultimately included in HB 491.

“I am committed to working toward fair requirements that recognize individual student success and performance instead of putting too much weight on standardized testing alone to determine graduation,” added Galonski. “We can’t afford to hold career and college-ready students back just because education standards in Columbus are broken.”

According to the Ohio Department of Education, some 50,000 students were at risk of not graduating in 2019 due to an overreliance on standardized testing – an approach that has been roundly criticized by lawmakers of both political parties.

 
 

11.29.18 - Rep. Galonski Unanimously Elected As Chairwoman Of Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus

 

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) this week was unanimously elected as Chairwoman of the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus (OHDWC).

“I look forward to working with my legislative colleagues to bring positive change for women in government,” said Galonski. “It is our duty to ensure that women’s issues are addressed and properly vetted at the state level. I am ready to get to work to shatter glass ceilings and elevate women across Ohio to positions of power as they embrace their full leadership potential.”

 
 
 
 

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Representative Tavia Galonski
District 35
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-6037
Fax      (614) 719-6945
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