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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10.07.19 - Rep. West To Hold Event Recognizing State Budget Funding For Stark County Minority Business Association

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced an event on Monday, October 14, at 12:00 PM at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce to promote $300,000 in state budget funding for the Stark County Minority Business Association (SCMBA) and the Chamber.

 
 

09.13.19 - Rep. West Responds To State Report Card Data

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today responded to the Ohio Department of Education’s release of school report cards.

“The state report card grading system is not fair and does not adequately reflect the hard work of our teachers, students and school administrators. The way we evaluate our school districts, coupled with how we respond to districts that are struggling, must be reformed. As our children come to school with more trauma and our districts struggle with limited resources, teachers face tremendous challenges to educating students. We need to restore local control and provide additional support to schools so all of our children have a chance to live the American Dream.”   

 
 

09.10.19 - House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Encourage More "Women On Board"

 

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton) today held a press conference with state Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), OPERS Corporate Governance Officer Patti Brammer and Coming Together Stark County President Connie Rubin to discuss a House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) encouraging Ohio companies to include more women in leadership roles and on public boards in an effort to establish equitable gender representation in the workplace. The resolution, introduced by Reps. West and Carruthers this week, is modeled after HCR 23 of the 132nd General Assembly.

“We know from research that having more diverse boards makes a business stronger,” said Rep. West. “Passing this resolution shows the state is taking the first step in recognizing that increasing gender diversity and equity in corporate leadership would make Ohio a better place to live, work and retire with security. I am proud to be a joint sponsor of this important resolution.”

 
 

09.06.19 - Reps. West, Carruthers To Hold Press Conference To Encourage More "Women On Board"

 

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the Harding Senate Press Room to discuss a concurrent resolution they are introducing to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards and in senior management positions of Ohio companies.

“In 2016, women represented 44.3 percent of the labor force in Ohio, but only 20.5 percent of board seats for Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in Ohio,” said Rep. West. “This resolution would make a statement that our state is serious about narrowing that gap and finally leveling the playing field for women in the workforce.”

 
 
 

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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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