Representative Terrence Upchurch - House District 10

07.29.20 - Rep. Upchurch Issues Statement On HB 6


COLUMBUS – State Representative Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) released the following statement regarding House Bill (HB) 6:


06.30.20 - Dem Lawmakers Introduce Two Police Reform Bills


COLUMBUS – State Representatives Joe Miller (D-Amherst), Thomas West (D-Canton) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) have introduced two related bills that would tackle key issues surrounding police departments in Ohio. The legislation would ultimately allow the chief of police of a municipal corporation to conduct training schools for prospective law enforcement officers. The goal is to create a new unclassified position called “cadets” within the police department, allow for exceptional appointment of candidates with ideal qualifications and resolve any issues regarding lateral transfers within statutory cities.  



06.24.20 - Upchurch, Dems Urge House To Return To Session, Say Too Much Left Undone Amid Unprecedented Crises


Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today joined Dem lawmakers to urge House Republican leaders to call the chamber back into session to address several critical issues facing the state, including health and the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism and police brutality, questions surrounding the November election, and looming state budget shortfalls.


06.10.20 - Rep. Upchurch Calls Attention To Lack Of Economic Opportunities For Minority Communities


COLUMBUS — In response to the recent killing of George Floyd and the resulting protests across the nation, State Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) today issued the following statement highlighting the need for legislation to address the lack of economic opportunities in Ohio for people of color.


04.16.20 - Rep. Upchurch: "OHIO 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force Is Misguided"


COLUMBUS— Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland), vice chair of the OHIO 2020 Task Force, voiced frustration following yet another meeting where none of the presenters were minorities or women and the primary concern of all of the presenters seemed to be re-opening the state as soon as possible.


04.07.20 - Rep. Upchurch Named Vice Chairman To Economic Recovery Work Group


COLUMBUS—Yesterday, State Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) was named vice chairman of a bipartisan work group, OHIO 2020, to aid in the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. House Democrats formed similar work groups in recent weeks, releasing short and long-term priorities to benefit those hit hardest by the pandemic. Upchurch released the following statement:


03.25.20 - Rep. Upchurch, House Democrats Pass Sweeping Legislation To Address COVID-19 Crisis


COLUMBUS— State lawmakers returned to the Statehouse today to address the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate relief to everyday Ohioans. State Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) released a statement today following the unanimous passage of an omnibus bill (HB 197) that would prohibit utility shut-offs, waive state testing requirements, freeze EdChoice eligibility, extend voting in the primary election, postpone the state income tax filing deadline among several other measures.


03.13.20 - Rep. Upchurch Postpones East Side Jobs Fair And Resource Expo Due To COVID-19


COLUMBUS– State Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D- Cleveland) today announced that the East Side Jobs Fair and Resource Expo originally scheduled for Saturday, March 14 will be postponed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. Upchurch released the following statement regarding the postponement:


02.25.20 - Reps. Upchurch And West Announce Legislation Declaring A State Of Emergency On Childhood Trauma


COLUMBUS – State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) today unveiled a concurrent resolution to declare a state of emergency on childhood trauma in Ohio.


07.03.19 - Upchurch, Cuyahoga Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day


Cuyahoga County House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.


05.10.19 - Rep. Upchurch: Dem Priorities Shape State Budget


State Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) Thursday voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.


05.01.19 - Dem Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Prohibiting Housing Discrimination


State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) this week announced House Bill (HB) 229, legislation that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants who utilize the federal government’s Housing Choice Voucher program.


02.20.19 - Democratic Lawmakers Call For Investments In Public Transportation


State Reps. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) today held a Statehouse press conference announcing legislation to increase state investments in public transportation. Ohio currently ranks near the bottom among states for public transportation funding.


01.07.19 - Terrence Upchurch Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio House District 10


State Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Collinwood) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning his first term as state lawmaker.