Rep. Fedor (second from left) takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Fedor (second from left) takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
 Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
 Rep. Fedor speaks on education measures on the House Floor
Rep. Fedor speaks on education measures on the House Floor
Session
Session
 Rep. Fedor speaks at a press conference
Rep. Fedor speaks at a press conference
 Rep. Fedor speaks at the bill signing of her legislation to reduce demand for human trafficking
Rep. Fedor speaks at the bill signing of her legislation to reduce demand for human trafficking
Rep. Fedor with Reps. Bishoff and Lundy
Rep. Fedor with Reps. Bishoff and Lundy
 Rep. Fedor speaks with Reps. Pillich and Antonio on the House floor
Rep. Fedor speaks with Reps. Pillich and Antonio on the House floor
 Rep. Fedor speaks to legislation on the House Floor
Rep. Fedor speaks to legislation on the House Floor
Rep. Fedor joins members for opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Fedor joins members for opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Fedor discusses her "End Demand Act" which unanimously passed in the House
Rep. Fedor discusses her "End Demand Act" which unanimously passed in the House
 Rep. Fedor discusses human trafficking issues at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor discusses human trafficking issues at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor addresses attendees at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor addresses attendees at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Fedor at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Fedor at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
 Rep. Fedor signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Fedor signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
 Press Conference on Human Trafficking
Press Conference on Human Trafficking
 Rep. Fedor Speaks to Media About the Dangers of Human Trafficking
Rep. Fedor Speaks to Media About the Dangers of Human Trafficking
Rep. Fedor and Keynote Speaker Adrian McLemore at the Champion of Children Event
Rep. Fedor and Keynote Speaker Adrian McLemore at the Champion of Children Event
 Champion of Children Awards
Champion of Children Awards
 House Session
House Session
Media Roundtable on Education
Media Roundtable on Education
 Rep. Fedor speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Fedor speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
 House Session
House Session
 Champion of Children Awards
Champion of Children Awards
Reps. Fedor and Heard
Reps. Fedor and Heard
 House Session
House Session
 Rep. Fedor speaks out against freezing energy requirements in Ohio
Rep. Fedor speaks out against freezing energy requirements in Ohio
 
Representative Teresa Fedor is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives who has represented the 45th and 47th Districts since 2010. She was elected to the Ohio Senate in 2002 and served as a member until 2010, prior to that, the citizens of Toledo elected her to serve the 52nd district of the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000. A proud veteran, she served in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, before receiving a B.S. in Education from the University of Toledo.  She spent 18 years in the classroom before pursuing public service.  Protecting ou...
 
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Representative Fedor Serves In the Following Committees :

Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Public SafetyCommerce and LaborEducation
 
 
 
 
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01.22.15 - Fedor Seeks Review Of Charter School Laws Following Troubling Report

 

In response to a state released report today looking at statewide community school attendance, State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) announced she will reintroduce a bill to establish a committee to study the effectiveness of community schools and community school regulations. 

“So many parents, teachers, kids and education advocates for so many years have been sounding the warning siren about our state’s wasteful spending on ineffective charter schools,” said Fedor. “Now, it looks like the political will in Columbus is finally starting to catch up with the reforms that are necessary to make sure our children get the best education in the best schools to prepare them for success.”

In the report, Auditor Dave Yost critiqued several aspects of current charter school laws and noted “unusually high” discrepancies between the number of students in school and the number reported to the state. At least seven charter schools that state reviewed had enrollment levels 34 percent to 93 percent less than what was reported to the state for funding purposes.

“At its worst this looks like systemic fraud and abuse from a group of charter schools, and at its best this is reflection of the state’s long-term failure to hold charter schools accountable,” Fedor added. “Either way, taxpayers and our children are being robbed. I’ll be pushing for a collective effort to fix this mess once and for all.”

Fedor, a former public school teacher, said she wants to see a state study commission in place, one that would review the effectiveness of charter school regulations and issue findings to the legislature and governor.

Fedor also said that when the state first embraced charter schools in 1997, the authorizing law came with the condition that a review would help guide what was being billed at the time as an “experiment” by charter proponents. 

Such a review or study has yet to take place. 

 
 

11.18.14 - University Of Toledo On Cusp Of Groundbreaking Human Trafficking Initiative

 

During a University of Toledo Board of Trustees meeting Monday afternoon, State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and several leaders of the community presented a proposal for the establishment of a Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute within the College of Social Justice and Human Service at the University of Toledo.

“It was an honor to address members of the University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees,” said Rep. Fedor. “The Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute will build on the landmark research and prestigious work of UT Professor Dr. Celia Williamson, and it will have a profound impact, not just locally, but worldwide. As the only one of its kind, the work of this institute will go a long way towards rescuing and restoring victims, as well as aiding in the prosecution of the criminals.”

For the past nine years, Rep. Fedor has been a leading advocate in the fight to end human trafficking. Most recently, Rep. Fedor passed Sub. H.B. 130, the End Demand Act. In 2012, the General Assembly passed Rep. Fedor’s Safe Harbor Act – a victim centered bill aimed at providing protection, prosecution and prevention. And while in the Senate, Fedor passed Ohio’s first bill to define human trafficking and make it illegal, Senate Bill 235.

 
 

11.06.14 - Group Gives State A "C" For Combatting Human Trafficking

 

A leading organization in the fight against human trafficking, Shared Hope International, today released its 2014 “Protected Innocence Challenge” state ratings on human trafficking laws. Ohio improved slightly under the new rankings, up some 5 points from 2013, but still received a “C” or 78 out of 100.

“Despite receiving a “C” letter grade, I am pleased to see Ohio has made significant improvements in several areas that are critical to protecting children from sex trafficking,” said State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo). “I will continue to advocate for stronger anti-trafficking laws until Ohio is the standard-bearer for fighting this serious violation of human rights.”

With the passage of Rep. Fedor’s  “End Demand Act” Ohio saw gains in the areas of Criminalization of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking; Criminal Provisions for Traffickers; and Protective Provisions for Child Victims.

Rep. Teresa Fedor’s “End Demand Act” is largely focused on tackling the black market-driven demand for purchasing commercial sex by:

-Increasing penalties from a misdemeanor to a felony for purchasing sex from a minor.

-Requiring offenders to register as tier two sex offenders.

-Prohibiting the advertisement of massage services that promise sexual activity.

-Terminating parental rights for those found trafficking their children.

The bill was signed into law in June of this year. 

 
 
 
 

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Representative Teresa Fedor
District 45
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-6017
Fax      (614) 719-6947
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Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
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Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term