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Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) and House Democratic lawmakers Wednesday voted in opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises. 

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Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) issued a statement following the passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing $193.7 million over the next two years, double the governor’s proposed investment. Rep. Jarrells voted in favor of the bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Today, Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) applauded the House passage of legislation that would allow more health professionals to administer the coronavirus vaccine, extend professional licenses and help low-income Ohioans pay for utilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Wed, Mar 3, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) released the following statement today on his committee assignments for the 134th General Assembly:

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Wed, Feb 3, 2021

State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) marked the start of Black History Month today by announcing he will soon introduce legislation to designate Columbus’ Poindexter Village as an official Ohio Historical Site. Jarrells says adding Poindexter Village to the Ohio History Connection’s network of historic places will help celebrate Ohio’s Black history by telling the story of the state’s Black communities in the mid-20th century.

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Mon, Feb 1, 2021

COLUMBUS— Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Rep. Dontavius Jarells (D-Columbus) today issued statements regarding the removal of Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan on Thursday at the recommendation of Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, following two recent police-involved shooting deaths of Black men in Columbus.

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Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) and state Sens. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) and Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) today urged fellow lawmakers to sign onto their legislation that would increase Ohio’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2027. In their co-sponsor request memos, the Democratic lawmakers said that raising wages for working Ohioans will bring more economic security and stability to millions of Ohioans living paycheck to paycheck and boost the long-term health of the state’s economy.

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Mon, Jan 25, 2021

With the 134th General Assembly officially underway, House Democrats today welcomed freshman members Reps. Willis Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton), Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus), Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) and Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) to the Democratic caucus.

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Mon, Jan 4, 2021
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State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) took the oath of office during the opening session of the 134th Ohio General Assembly (GA) at the Ohio Statehouse Monday, officially beginning Jarrells’ first term as state representative for the 25th District. 

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Mon, Jan 4, 2021