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Daniel P. Troy Biography

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Representative Daniel P. Troy serves the people of House District 60

Daniel P. Troy is the current state representative for Ohio’s 60th House District, representing the cities of Eastlake, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Painesville, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willowick, Mentor (Ward 4 only), the villages of Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Lakeline, Timberlake, and a portion of Painesville Township.

Representative Troy previously served seven terms in the Ohio House, where he built a reputation as a bipartisan lawmaker.  He served as Chairman of the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee, the Education Subcommittee of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee, and the Joint House-Senate Education Oversight Committee during that tenure.

Rep. Troy is known for reaching across the aisle to pass the landmark legislation to improve the lives of Ohio’s working people and families.   He has worked on bills to protect and preserve Ohio’s lakes, wildlife and environment, to make it easier for Ohio students to graduate on time and with less debt, and to grow the state’s economy by investing in communities and creating a pro-worker, pro-growth business environment.  He is considered an expert on issues regarding budgeting and taxation, and received numerous awards for his legislative work in many subject areas.

Rep. Troy returns to the Ohio House for an eighth term in 2021, and remains committed to working on commonsense, bipartisan solutions to expand opportunity, grow jobs and invest in Ohio’s future. His priorities include protecting Lake Erie, building back the state’s economy, and fighting for working people, families and local communities of the 60th House District.

Prior to his tenure at the Statehouse, Troy served five terms as Lake County Commissioner and was elected by his peers in all 88 counties to serve as President of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio in 2008 and again 2018, the only individual to be elected twice to this office. He has also served as a Willowick City Councilmember and Council President.

Rep. Troy was born in Cleveland and has lived in Lake County since he was 8 years old.  He is a graduate of Cleveland St. Joseph High School and the University of Dayton (B.A. in Political Science), and is a 45-year building trades union member and U.S. Army veteran.  He has also enjoyed teaching courses on state, local and national government as a part-time faculty member at Lakeland Community College.