Rep. Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) today returns to the Statehouse representing the 60th District, an area he represented for seven terms before serving as Lake County Commissioner for five terms.
"I was proud and honored to have served in the Ohio House, and I am excited and eager to serve once again in this honorable institution. I have spent most of my life in elected public office at the municipal, state and county level, and I am hopeful that the experience and knowledge that I have acquired can help my colleagues and I positively address the daunting challenges that face us and our state," said Rep. Troy.
To begin the 134th session of the Ohio House, Rep. Troy voted on a number of housekeeping measures that initiate the official start of the new General Assembly. He noted that while the faces have changed within the halls of the Statehouse, the protocols put in place are part of Ohio’s rich political heritage and it felt good to be back.
Troy says he will focus on uniting and encouraging bipartisan efforts to turn the corner on the coronavirus pandemic and restore some semblance of normalcy to our everyday lives, our economy and our educational institutions. He also plans to be a strong advocate on senior citizen issues and encourage property tax reform to reduce its burden on this demographic. He has a long history of fighting to protect Lake Erie and will continue that effort, and he is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work on crafting what will be the most challenging state budget process in anyone's memory.
“These are challenging times for us all, but first, we have to turn the corner on this pandemic. This serious health issue is ill-served by divisiveness among our citizens. I can assure you that I will urge my colleagues in Columbus to park all the partisanship and finger-pointing outside the door as we collectively provide the support needed to our front-line health professionals to heal and protect our state,” said Troy.
A member of the Ohio House from 1983-1996, Rep. Troy brings many years of experience and dedication to the legislature and encourages the public to share its input and suggestions on issues of concern. He noted that House Leadership will allocate Committee assignments over the next several weeks.