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State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced the start of the open enrollment period for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The open enrollment period will run from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, 2022, with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2022. 

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Tue, Nov 2, 2021

Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today applauded the House passage of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would better protect the safety and security for those in high-risk situations for domestic violence. Aisha’s Law would improve how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. 

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021

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