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COLUMBUS— State Rep. Thomas West(D-Canton) and House Democrats Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose addressing recent major developments in Ohio’s elections. Ohioans watched last week as Post Office mailboxes and processing machinery were dismantled and removed in Ohio and across the country. Following national outcry over potential election interference, USPS has said they would halt additional reorganization changes until after the November election, but it is still unclear whether the reductions in service and processing will be undone.

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Wed, Aug 19, 2020

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) announced Ohio schools may begin applying for the new BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant beginning today, Monday, August 10. A total of $50 million will be allocated to expand high-speed internet access for Ohio students utilizing remote learning during the COVID crisis by providing hotspots and internet-enabled devices to students.

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Mon, Aug 10, 2020

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, which left nine dead and 17 wounded.

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Tue, Aug 4, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) today announced legislation to temporarily delay the deadlines by which bar and restaurant liquor permit holders must renew their permits.

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Fri, Jul 31, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) issueda statement today as the Ohio House voted unanimously to strip Larry Householder (R-Glenford) of his role as Speaker of the House. Householder and four associates were indicted by a federal grand jury today amid an ongoing FBI criminal investigation into his connection to an alleged $60 million public corruption and bribery scheme—the largest in state history.

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Thu, Jul 30, 2020
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COLUMBUS –State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) yesterday held a virtual community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, a series of digital events this summer where local lawmakers provide a Statehouse update on issues including COVID-19, jobs and the economy, racial justice and gun safety. Rep. West was joined by several township officials in his 49th House District.

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Wed, Jul 29, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) yesterday held a virtual community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, a series of digital events this summer where local lawmakers provide a Statehouse update on issues including COVID-19, jobs and the economy, racial justice and gun safety. Rep. West was joined by Canton Mayor Thomas Bernabei and Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry.

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Tue, Jul 21, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to re-establish the Ohio Minority Business Advisory Council (OMBAC), previously established via an executive order by former Gov. John Kasich in 2011.

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Wed, Jul 15, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $300 million in federal funding to offset Ohio’s K-12 schools and colleges and university’s costs of keeping students and staff safe in the fall.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020