State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) was officially sworn-in to her second term of office for the 55th Ohio House District. The district encompasses includes a portion of Lorain County.
“I am truly honored to be able to represent the people of my district at the Statehouse for another two years,” said Manning. “While we have many issues to address, I am confident that I can work with my colleagues as I have in the past to pass meaningful policy for the people of Lorain County.”
Before serving as a public official, Manning spent 37 years as an elementary school teacher. R She also served as a member of the North Ridgeville Planning Commission and on the North Ridgeville City Council from 2006-2007, where she was appointed Finance Chairwoman and Council President Pro Tempore.
During her time in state government, Manning has had the opportunity to utilize her extensive experience as an educator, as well as her understanding of local governments and small businesses, to champion and support numerous bills and initiatives. In the Senate, she served as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, responsible for vetting the operating budget, which allocates funding for the state, including for schools and various projects in communities across Ohio.
Manning’s extensive experience as a former state senator and as a representative for the last few years will help in handling the operating budget, which is to be proposed later this year.
Some of Manning’s priorities for the upcoming year includes ending state assessments and giving school districts more local control, repealing House Bill 6 and fixing Ohio’s campaign finance laws.
Today’s swearing-in ceremony of legislators marks the beginning of the 134th General Assembly.