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 swearing in
Rep. Galonski swearing in
 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 addresses attendees of the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Rep. Galonski addresses attendees of the Ninth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day
 
 

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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Representative Galonski Serves In the Following Committees :

Civil JusticeCriminal JusticeEducation and Career Readiness
 
 
 
 

05.22.18 - In Wake Of Texas Shooting Galonski Urges More Gun Safety Protections

 

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today decried House Republican leadership’s decision to schedule committee hearings for four Republican-sponsored gun expansion bills while stalling hearings on previously introduced Democratic gun safety legislation.

“We have legislation that offers a more holistic approach to commonsense gun safety,” said Galonski. “But instead of keeping guns out the hands of criminals or people with mental illness, Ohio Republicans want to put more guns in more public places and give people more legal protection to use deadly force.”

 
 

05.10.18 - Lawmakers Ask AG DeWine For Special Prosecutor To Investigate ECOT Audit Findings

 

State Reps. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today sent a letter asking Attorney General Mike DeWine to appoint special state prosecutor to  determine the extent of criminal activities of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) publicized by Auditor Dave Yost in a stalled audit released today. The lawmakers are also asking that a special prosecutor determine whether state negligence contributed to additional taxpayer fraud, and whether or not state officials are liable for any additional fraud that developed as a result of their negligence or malfeasance.

 
 

05.09.18 - Galonski Announces Bill To Extend Temporary Fix For Graduation Requirements

 

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 630, her plan to extend current Ohio high school alternative graduation requirements for two more years. The bill comes as parents and students face uncertainty as permanent fixes to Ohio high school graduation requirements continue to be debated at the Statehouse.

 
 

05.02.18 - Galonski Calls On Yost To Recuse Himself From All ECOT-related Matters

 

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today called on Ohio Auditor Dave Yost to recuse himself from all matters related to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) due to conflicts of interest and to refer potential data-rigging at ECOT for review by an independent criminal prosecutor.

“According to statements made by your office this week, you received a whistleblower tip in May 2017 detailing first-hand knowledge of potential criminal fraud at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT). According to these same statements, your office did not immediately refer these allegations to a prosecutor or outside law enforcement agency,” Rep. Galonski wrote in a letter to Yost. “Your decisions may have jeopardized Ohio’s ability to get justice. Fraud investigations demand quick action to collect evidence.”

The letter came after news broke last week that Yost’s office met multiple times last year with a former ECOT technology employee who blew the whistle with allegations the e-charter intentionally manipulated student attendance data, yet Yost failed to refer the matter for criminal investigation at that time.

Since then, the letter notes, ECOT has closed, witnesses have moved to new jobs, emails, texts and documents have presumably been lost, and money has likely been shuffled to new accounts. 

“Simply put, valuable evidence has most likely been lost while you have conducted an ‘investigation’ that you should not have been directing to begin with,” Rep. Galonski wrote.

A copy of the full letter is attached and pasted below.

 
 
 

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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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