State Rep. Gayle Manning, a North Ridgeville Republican, announced Jan. 31 in a news release that she was appointed vice co-chair of the Ohio Legislative Children’s Caucus.
“I am excited to have been selected to serve as vice co-chair of the Ohio Legislative Children’s Caucus alongside my colleague Sen. (Vernon) Sykes,” Manning said in the release. “I look forward to beginning the work of promoting policies and working across the aisle and with the governor’s office to ensure every child in Ohio has the chance to grow and thrive into adulthood.”
Manning was selected by the Caucus to replace state Rep. Susan Manchester, a Waynesfield Republican, as she takes on a leadership role in the House Republican Caucus, according to the release.
Established in 2019, the Ohio Legislative Children’s Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral caucus devoted to championing children’s issues in the state legislature through meaningful legislative, administrative and budgetary action, according to the release.
To work toward its goal of ensuring every child is healthy, cared for, fed, educated and nurtured, the Ohio Legislative Children’s Caucus focuses on:
• Continuum of care for mothers and their children
• Early childhood education and child care
• K-12 school funding
• Social, emotional, mental, behavioral health and wellness for children and their families