Rep. West speaks during House session in support of his bipartisan legislation to create a statewide children's behavioral health network
Rep. West speaks during House session in support of his bipartisan legislation to create a statewide children's behavioral health network
 Rep. West speaks on priority bills for the 133rd General Assembly
Rep. West speaks on priority bills for the 133rd General Assembly
 Rep. West with Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) at Child Mental Health Awareness Day
Rep. West with Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) at Child Mental Health Awareness Day
Rep. West with Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) at the 2019 OLBC Legislative Day of Action
Rep. West with Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) at the 2019 OLBC Legislative Day of Action
 Rep. West signs onto the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
Rep. West signs onto the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
 Rep. West in Finance Committee
Rep. West in Finance Committee
Rep. West discusses caregiver support and other aging issues with Director McElroy from Department of Aging, Senator Wilson, Rep. Ardnt, and professionals in the field
Rep. West discusses caregiver support and other aging issues with Director McElroy from Department of Aging, Senator Wilson, Rep. Ardnt, and professionals in the field
 Rep. West meets with local farmers during the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Ag Day at the Capital
Rep. West meets with local farmers during the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Ag Day at the Capital
 Rep. West speaking at North Canton Middle School for Veteran's Day event
Rep. West speaking at North Canton Middle School for Veteran's Day event
Rep. West with Dr. Renee Powell, 2018 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame Inductee
Rep. West with Dr. Renee Powell, 2018 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame Inductee
 Rep. West speaking to a group of media reporters regarding the Ohio Speaker's abrupt resignation
Rep. West speaking to a group of media reporters regarding the Ohio Speaker's abrupt resignation
 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
Rep. West speaking to a reporter following a press conference on HB 479
Rep. West speaking to a reporter following a press conference on HB 479
 Rep. West speaks during a press conference for his proposed legislation, HB 479
Rep. West speaks during a press conference for his proposed legislation, HB 479
 Rep. West listening during a press conference on the state budget
Rep. West listening during a press conference on the state budget
Rep. West holding a discussion during the OLBC Day of Action
Rep. West holding a discussion during the OLBC Day of Action
 Rep. West addresses an audience during the 2017 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. West addresses an audience during the 2017 OLBC Day of Action
 Rep. West poses with advocate during OLBC Day of Action
Rep. West poses with advocate during OLBC Day of Action
Rep. West during his first legislative session of the 132nd General Assembly
Rep. West during his first legislative session of the 132nd General Assembly
 
 

Thomas West is the first African American from Stark County to be elected as a state legislator. Having served on Canton City Council for over ten years, West plans to use his public service experience to give a voice to the needs and problems of common, everyday people and local community-based organizations.

West is a small business owner and a licensed social worker, having earned a Bachelors and Masters of Social Work from the University of Akron after earning a degree in Business Administration from Mount Union College.

West and his wife have two children and reside in Canton. 

 
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06.14.19 - Rep. West's Bipartisan Bill Creating Children's Mental Health Network Passes Ohio House

 

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) this week announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 12, his bipartisan legislation with Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown) to create the Ohio Children’s Behavioral Health Network. The network would bring together a diverse group of experts to develop evidence- and outcome-based solutions to improve the mental health of children and young adults across Ohio, with a special focus on prevention.

 
 

06.12.19 - Rep. West Selected To Serve On Governor's Executive Workforce Board

 

State Rep Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today announced his appointment to the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, a statewide panel that seeks to engage local communities, state agencies and stakeholders in Ohio to identify ways to prepare and continuously train Ohioans of all ages for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

 
 

06.06.19 - West: Democratic Priorities Help Shape Workers Comp Budget

 

Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today applauded the passage of House Bill (HB) 80, the two-year state Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) budget, which contained a number of Democratic priorities, including benefits for first responders with PTSD and reforms to the state’s employee misclassification laws.

 
 

05.29.19 - Rep. West Releases Statement On Passage Of Controversial Energy Bill

 

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill (HB) 6, a controversial bill that changes Ohio’s clean energy programs:

 
 
 

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Representative Thomas West
District 49
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
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