State Representative Lynn Slaby wants to hang on to his latest title.
Slaby is announcing that he'll run for another term in the Ohio House. Slaby represents western and northern parts of Summit County, but the new proposed district will also include a portion of Stark County. The former prosecutor and judge cites criminal sentencing reform among his accompishments as a state representative.
State Representative Lynn Slaby (R-Copley) today announced his candidacy for Ohio State Representative of the 38th District, which will include portions of Stark and Summit counties.
While serving in the Ohio House of Representatives, Slaby has served on the Finance and Appropriations Committee, the Committee on Higher Education, the Judiciary and Ethics Committee, and is the Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee, a rare responsibility for a new legislator. “It has been a very challenging but rewarding experience,” Slaby says. “We have balanced a budget with an $8 billion deficit without raising taxes.”
Representative Slaby moved sentencing reform through his committee with bipartisan support. This will ensure that the most serious criminals receive the most serious punishment, while protecting the safety of our community. But, where warranted, those who commit minor offenses will receive help to get education, training, and services where needed.
While serving in the Ohio House, Slaby has maintained a commitment to fiscal discipline and economic policies that will make Ohio more competitive for jobs. He has helped to pass legislation to ensure that state regulations do not strangle small businesses. He has also voted to support House Bill 1, which aims to make Ohio’s job creation efforts more responsive to the needs of the rapidly changing economy.
“We were given a great opportunity during this General Assembly to make some very meaningful improvements to the way the State of Ohio does business, and we certainly took advantage of that opportunity,” Slaby says. “We are thinking outside of the box in a way that I am sure has not ever been seen before in Ohio. I hope that the residents of the newly apportioned 38th District entrust me to continue serving their families in Columbus and making the difficult decisions that need to be made.”