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COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today issued a statement after receiving the Legislator of the Year award from the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging:

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Wed, Oct 20, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers from around the state, including Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton), and Rep. Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park), today called on Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission to release draft congressional districts so the Commission can begin working to reach an agreement on a bipartisan 10-year map. 

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Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) and State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) today issued statements following a recent interaction where Dayton Police dragged a paraplegic Black man from his car and threw him on the road during a routine traffic stop in Dayton. The Dayton Police Department has opened an investigation into the incident. 

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Tue, Oct 12, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today issued a statement following news that Amazon is building a new one-million-square-foot fulfillment facility in Canton, which will bring 1,000 new jobs to the community:

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Tue, Oct 12, 2021

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement after the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved on party lines state legislative maps proposed late last evening by Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima):

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Thu, Sep 16, 2021

COLUMBUS– Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement after the Sept. 9 morning and afternoon meetings of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, at which the Ohio House and Senate Republicans’ proposal for state legislative maps was submitted, discussed, and voted upon:

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Fri, Sep 10, 2021

COLUMBUS– Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) issued the following statement after the Aug. 31 meeting of the Ohio Redistricting Commission:

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Wed, Sep 1, 2021

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued a statement on the historic inclusion of two Black lawmakers on the state’s Redistricting Commission, House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron).

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Thu, Aug 5, 2021

Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $19 billion to be distributed over the next two years to support education in Ohio under the new Fair School Funding formula.

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Mon, Jul 12, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110, which included the Fair School Funding Plan, an improved public school funding formula that better addresses the needs of Ohio students, teachers and communities, as well as $250 million for broadband development in underserved areas.

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Tue, Jun 29, 2021