Rep. West testifies before the House Criminal Justice Committee about his bipartisan bill to require recording of interrogations of felony suspects alongside joint sponsor Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton)
Rep. West testifies before the House Criminal Justice Committee about his bipartisan bill to require recording of interrogations of felony suspects alongside joint sponsor Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton)
 Rep. West testifies before the Senate Health Committee about his bipartisan priority bill to create the Children's Behavioral Health Prevention Network
Rep. West testifies before the Senate Health Committee about his bipartisan priority bill to create the Children's Behavioral Health Prevention Network
 -	Rep. West testifies before the House Civil Justice Committee in favor of his resolution to encourage gender diversity on corporate boards alongside joint sponsor Rep. Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton)
- Rep. West testifies before the House Civil Justice Committee in favor of his resolution to encourage gender diversity on corporate boards alongside joint sponsor Rep. Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton)
Rep. West speaks to constituents at the Canton Ohio Promise Town Hall
Rep. West speaks to constituents at the Canton Ohio Promise Town Hall
 Rep. West greets a constituent at the Canton Ohio Promise Town Hall
Rep. West greets a constituent at the Canton Ohio Promise Town Hall
 Rep. West speaks at a press conference in honor of Juneteenth
Rep. West speaks at a press conference in honor of Juneteenth
Rep. West speaks at a press conference detailing his bipartisan legislation to mandate interrogation recordings of serious crimes
Rep. West speaks at a press conference detailing his bipartisan legislation to mandate interrogation recordings of serious crimes
 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
 
 

State Representative Thomas West serves the 49th House District, a diverse district that consists of a portion of Stark County, including Canton and most of Massillon. Rep. West served as a Canton City Council member for 13 years before he was elected to the state legislature.

 
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01.22.20 - Rep. West Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Reduce Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs

 

State Reps. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) and Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) today unveiled House Bill 469, which will cut out-of-pocket prescription costs for patients.

 
 

01.16.20 - Reps. West, Russo Raise Concerns About Medicaid Work Requirements To Department Director

 

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) sent a letter to Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Director Maureen Corcoran today expressing their concerns with the implementation of Medicaid work requirements. The lawmakers’ letter comes in light of a year-end report sent by Director Corcoran to Gov. Mike DeWine detailing a variety of issues the department has dealt with over the past year, including chronic problems with the information technology system “Ohio Benefits,” utilized by both ODM and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to determine benefit eligibility.

 
 

12.18.19 - Rep. West's Bill To Improve Children's Health Signed Into Law

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 12, his bipartisan bill with state Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown) to create the Children’s Behavioral Health Prevention Network Stakeholder Group, was signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

 
 

12.12.19 - Rep. West: Unprecedented Bipartisanship So Far This General Assembly

 

With the end of the 2019 legislative term, state Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued a statement on the historic levels of bipartisanship during the 133rd General Assembly, which, through the first year, has seen the percentage of bills clearing the House sponsored by Democrats double over the previous two General Assemblies. 

 
 
 

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Representative Thomas West
District 49
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-8030
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