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 swearing in
Rep. Galonski swearing in
Rep. Galonski with her family after swearing in
Rep. Galonski with her family after swearing in
 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
 
 

From the creation of new, better-paying jobs to fully funding our schools and protecting our children, state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) 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 years. Formerly a magistrate of the county’s domestic relations court, she most recently served as magistrate of the county’s ...

 
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Representative Galonski Serves In the Following Committees :

Civil JusticeCriminal JusticeEducation and Career Readiness
 
 
 
 

08.11.17 - Galonski Joins State Legislators From 36 States To Collaborate On Bipartisan Solutions To Environmental Challenges

 

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) this week joined 128 state legislators from 36 states at the 2017 National Issues Forum organized by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. The event offered opportunities for attendees to collaborate on policy solutions to combat climate change, remove toxins from drinking water and consumer products, and conserve water, public lands, and endangered species.

“I am very proud to be part of a nationwide coalition advocating for modern day solutions to modern day problems,” Galonski said.  “I believe we have an opportunity in Ohio to be at the forefront of the growth and economic opportunity that rethinking environmental challenges can bring. From good-paying advanced manufacturing jobs to research and development jobs, commonsense energy and environmental policies can catapult us as a leader in an emerging sector of our rapidly changing global economy.”

The forum agenda featured a keynote address from former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who spoke about the ability of states to innovate and create environmental models for the federal government to adopt. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also keynoted the event. He highlighted the fact that states had already been passing legislation that proves it is possible to simultaneously protect the environment and support economic growth, and noted that such efforts are now more important than ever.

Schwarzenegger underscored the need for bipartisanship cooperation and state and local action on climate and the environment. “I don’t see the environment as a political issue. There is no Republican air or Democratic air, we all breathe the same air. There is no Republican water or Democratic water, we all drink the same water, so let’s work together on this,” he said. “States, provinces, cities, and neighborhoods have tremendous power, and we should wield that power… This is why it’s so important that we fill the vacuum - where the federal government has fallen short, we are going to step in and we are going to do the work.”

The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators is a nationwide network of more than 1,100 state legislators from both parties and all 50 states. The organization serves as a resource on environmental issues by empowering state legislators committed to environmental issues and connecting them across state and party lines.

“Despite our differences, everyone had the common thread of wanting to help constituents and seeing which policies were and were not effective.  It is this kind of communication that allows for meaningful, long term change,” Galonski stated.

 
 

07.06.17 - Galonski: GOP Bill To Weaken Concealed Carry Protections Puts Public Safety In The Crosshairs

 

In a political effort to hamstring Ohio House Democratic lawmakers in a pro-gun, anti-gun debate today on the House floor, Republicans brought forward House Bill (HB) 233 for a vote, legislation that allows concealed carry permit holders to knowingly bring guns or deadly weapons into daycares, schools, airports, bars and other restricted spaces, so long as the permit holder leaves when asked to do so. Individuals who refuse to leave or return to the same business while carrying a prohibited weapon within 30 days will be subject to a fourth degree misdemeanor.

“As hard working taxpayers look to simply enjoy life, Statehouse Republicans have now added fear of deadly weapons to our otherwise peaceful coexistence," said Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron).

 
 

07.06.17 - Galonski: Medicaid Restrictions, Taxes Among Eleven Potential Law Changes From House GOP Veto Showdown With Governor

 

Today, the Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives overrode eleven items Governor John Kasich vetoed in the recently passed state budget, House Bill (HB) 49. Under the House’s overrides, Medicaid expansion will have to be reauthorized through the state Controlling Board and new taxes on working people could be put in place as a condition of healthcare coverage – if the Senate takes up the House overrides.

“When a family member is ill, the last thing they need is additional stress about healthcare costs,” said Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron). “I am bewildered by the additional burdens placed on hard-working Ohioans in this state budget.”

 
 

06.20.17 - Local Community Support Services Receives $500,000 To Build New Apartment

 

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) recently announced the release of $500,000 in state funds for Community Support Services in Akron to build a new apartment building with full accommodations for mentally ill individuals.

“In conjunction with support from the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Agency, Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health (ADM) Services Board contracts with Community Support Services to provide exceptional, proven treatment services to help patients live life to the fullest,” said Galonski. “I am pleased to see the state support a project that will improve the health and well-being of Ohio’s most vulnerable, and families can rest assured their loved ones are in good care thanks to the support of Summit County ADM Services Board.”

 
 
 
 

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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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