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 pubic 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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01.09.17 - Thomas West Sworn In As State Representative

 

Thomas West (D-Canton) was officially sworn in to the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday as state representative for the 49th House District. West, the first African American elected from Stark County as a state legislator, will serve the citizens in Canton, Canton Township, Pike Township, Bethlehem Township, the majority of Massillon, and small parts of southern Plain Township. 

“I am eager to lend my experience and perspective to the debates at the Statehouse on how we can help best position Ohio’s families and communities for the future,” said West, “My focus will be on meeting the needs of everyday working families and the communities they call home.” 

 
 
 
 

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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 : Expires December 2018 / Eligible to run for another term