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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03.15.19 - West: Dems Improve State Transportation Budget, Support Its Passage

 

House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s bipartisan, two-year budget that largely funds road and bridge improvements and public transportation throughout the state.

 
 

03.11.19 - Rep. West's Dallas Swogger Act Passes Through Ohio House

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that the Dallas Swogger Act, which adds skateboards to the list of items prohibited under Ohio law from being attached to a moving vehicle, passed the Ohio House through an amendment to House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s transportation budget. The practice of attaching a skateboard to a moving vehicle, known as “skitching,” led to the tragic death of Canton, Ohio teen Dallas Swogger in October 2017.

 
 

03.05.19 - Rep. West Calls For Public Transit Investment During State Budget Debate

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) last week introduced an amendment to the state transportation budget creating a dedicated source of funding for public transportation in Ohio. The amendment seeks to add a two dollar per day user fee on vehicles from a vehicle rental company, with a capacity of $28 per rental transaction.

 
 

01.29.19 - Northeast Ohio Legislators Introduce Bill To Address Infant Mortality Through STD Screening

 

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today introduced a bill to address infant mortality through increased sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening for expectant mothers. The legislation would require healthcare professionals to test pregnant women for HIV, syphilis and gonorrhea at different points of the pregnancy in order to connect mother and baby to appropriate treatment and counseling. 

 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

HB 40HB 63    

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

HR 45HR 54    

Resolutions Cosponsor

HCR 6     
 
 
 
 

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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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Hometown : Canton
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