Rep. West during his first legislative session of the 132nd General Assembly
Rep. West during his first legislative session of the 132nd General Assembly
 Rep. West listening during a press conference on the state budget
Rep. West listening during a press conference on the state budget
 Rep. West poses with advocate during OLBC Day of Action
Rep. West poses with advocate during 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 holding a discussion during the OLBC Day of Action
Rep. West holding a discussion during the OLBC Day of Action
 
 

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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Representative West Serves In the Following Committees :

Economic Development, Commerce, and LaborHealthTransportation and Public Safety
 
 
 
 

01.11.18 - Rep. West Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Preserve Affinity Medical Center

 

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) and Majority Leader Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) today introduced House Bill (HB) 462, which would create a set of conditions that Quorum Health Corporation must meet before they are allowed to permanently close Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio.

 
 

12.15.17 - Rep. West Urges DeWine To Join Attorneys General Across Nation To Sue FCC In Wake Of Net Neutrality Repeal

 

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today sent Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine a letter urging him to join other attorneys general across the nation in suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) following its decision to repeal net neutrality protections Thursday. Rep. West also announced plans to introduce legislation to protect consumer access to the internet.

 
 

12.06.17 - Ohio Democrats Introduce Resolution Urging Congress, President To Protect Net Neutrality

 

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today announced the introduction of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 18, which urges Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the president to uphold existing net neutrality rules. Net Neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data equally. Under net neutrality, no user, platform or website can be accessed faster or slower than another.

 
 

11.30.17 - West Introduces Bill Creating Canton Bulldogs License Plate

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) yesterday announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 429, which will create a “Canton Bulldogs” license plate in honor of the Canton McKinley High School’s beloved mascot.

“Members of the Canton community are crazy for our Bulldogs,” said West. “I know a lot of folks back home who would appreciate the chance to express that pride on a license plate, especially since the Massillon Tigers already have a license plate.”

 
 
 

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Representative Thomas West
District 49
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-8030
Fax      (614) 719-6952
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Hometown : Canton
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term