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
 
 

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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08.05.19 - Rep. West Issues Statement On Dayton Shooting, Says More Needs To Be Done To Keep Children And Families Safe

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend:

 
 

08.02.19 - Rep. Thomas West Holds Ohio Promise Town Hall

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today held a community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.

 
 

07.29.19 - Rep. West Announces Ohio Promise Town Hall

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced a town hall meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 3:30 p.m. at Canton City Hall to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Stark County.

 
 

07.17.19 - Rep. West: Budget Compromise A Step In The Right Direction To Restore Ohio Promise Of Better Lives, Brighter Futures

 

Ohio State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued a statement in support of the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.

“I voted yes on the budget because of important measures that will improve the lives of Ohioans across our state, such as language from my bill to increase price transparency at the pharmacy counter and provisions that increase funding to address some of our most serious social ills,” said Rep. West. “While this budget could have been stronger for working families, I believe it puts us on the right path forward to keeping our promise to Ohio’s families that they have the support and tools to thrive, not just survive.”

 
 
 

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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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