Ohio House of Representatives
The Ohio House of Representatives is the lower house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U. S. state of Ohio. The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the superseded state constitution of that year. In 1816, the capital was moved to Columbus; the 133rd General Assembly convened in January 2019. Members are limited to four consecutive two-year elected terms. Time served by appointment to fill out another representative's uncompleted term does not count against the term limit. There are 99 members in the house, elected from single-member districts; every even-numbered year, all the seats are up for re-election. Speaker of the House: Larry Householder Speaker pro tempore: Jim Butler Majority Floor Leader: Bill Seitz Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Anthony DeVitis Majority Whip: Jay Edwards Assistant Majority Whip: Laura Lanese Minority Leader: Emilia Sykes Assistant Minority Leader: Kristin Boggs Minority Whip: Kent Smith Assistant Minority Whip: Paula Hicks-Hudson ↑: Member was appointed to the seat.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House. The current Speaker is a Republican from Glenford, Ohio, he became Speaker on January 7, 2019. The duties of the Speaker include preserving order and decorum at all times, recognizing visitors in the galleries and providing security for the Hall, appointing members to perform the duties of the Speaker for a temporary period of time, naming committees and subcommittees and appointing their chairs and members, overseeing the performance of House employees, signing bills, acts and more; the Clerk of the House of Representatives is in charge of and regulates the distribution of records of the House. The Clerk is the custodian of legislative documents within the House; the duties of the Clerk include examining bills or resolutions before introduction, numbering bills and resolutions for filing, providing bills and documents pertaining to the bill to the chair of the corresponding committee, publishing calendars to notify the public about bills and resolutions, keeping a journal of House proceedings, superintending the presentation of bills and resolutions, attesting writs and subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives.
The Sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives is tasked with maintaining security and order in the House. The Sergeant-at-arms may be ordered by the Speaker to clear the aisles if this is deemed necessary by the Speaker. Other duties of the Sergeant-at-arms include controlling admission to the building, serving subpoenas and warrants issued by the House, bringing any members found to be absent without leave to the House; the Speaker of the House is in charge of naming all subcommittees. The current committees and vice chairs are: Official website Project Vote Smart – State House of Ohio Map of Ohio House Districts Ohio District Maps 2002–2012 Election results from Ohio Secretary of State
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party; the Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism, while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive Party, beginning a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party over the coming decades, leading to Woodrow Wilson being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal coalition in the 1930s, the Democratic Party has promoted a social liberal platform, supporting social justice. Well into the 20th century, the party had conservative pro-business and Southern conservative-populist anti-business wings.
The New Deal Coalition of 1932–1964 attracted strong support from voters of recent European extraction—many of whom were Catholics based in the cities. After Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s, the pro-business wing withered outside the South. After the racial turmoil of the 1960s, most Southern whites and many Northern Catholics moved into the Republican Party at the presidential level; the once-powerful labor union element became less supportive after the 1970s. White Evangelicals and Southerners became Republican at the state and local level since the 1990s. People living in metropolitan areas, women and gender minorities, college graduates, racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, such as Jewish Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans and African Americans, tend to support the Democratic Party much more than they support the rival Republican Party; the Democratic Party's philosophy of modern liberalism advocates social and economic equality, along with the welfare state.
It seeks to provide government regulation in the economy. These interventions, such as the introduction of social programs, support for labor unions, affordable college tuitions, moves toward universal health care and equal opportunity, consumer protection and environmental protection form the core of the party's economic policy. Fifteen Democrats have served as President of the United States; the first was President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president and served from 1829 to 1837. The most recent was President Barack Obama, the 44th president and held office from 2009 to 2017. Following the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats held a majority in the House of Representatives, "trifectas" in 14 states, the mayoralty of numerous major American cities, such as Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Portland and Washington, D. C. Twenty-three state governors were Democrats, the Party was the minority party in the Senate and in most state legislatures; as of March 2019, four of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court had been appointed by Democratic presidents.
Democratic Party officials trace its origins to the inspiration of the Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792. That party inspired the Whigs and modern Republicans. Organizationally, the modern Democratic Party arose in the 1830s with the election of Andrew Jackson. Since the nomination of William Jennings Bryan in 1896, the party has positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party on economic issues, they have been more liberal on civil rights issues since 1948. On foreign policy, both parties have changed position several times; the Democratic Party evolved from the Jeffersonian Republican or Democratic-Republican Party organized by Jefferson and Madison in opposition to the Federalist Party of Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. The party favored republicanism; the Democratic-Republican Party came to power in the election of 1800. After the War of 1812, the Federalists disappeared and the only national political party left was the Democratic-Republicans.
The era of one-party rule in the United States, known as the Era of Good Feelings, lasted from 1816 until the early 1830s, when the Whig Party became a national political group to rival the Democratic-Republicans. However, the Democratic-Republican Party still had its own internal factions, they split over the choice of a successor to President James Monroe and the party faction that supported many of the old Jeffersonian principles, led by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, became the modern Democratic Party. As Norton explains the transformation in 1828: Jacksonians believed the people's will had prevailed. Through a lavishly financed coalition of state parties, political leaders, newspaper editors, a popular movement had elected the president; the Democrats became the nation's first well-organized national party and tight party organization became the hallmark of nineteenth-century American politics. Opposing factions led by Henry Clay helped form the Whig Party; the Democratic Party had a small yet decisive advantage over the Whigs until the 1850s, when the Whigs fell apart over the issue of slavery.
In 1854, angry with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, anti-slavery Dem
Edward Farrell "Ed" Feighan is a former American politician. He served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, as a Democratic Party U. S. Representative from 1983 to 1993, serving Ohio's 19th congressional district. Feighan was born in Ohio, he graduated in 1965 from St. Edward High School, an all-boys Catholic high school on Cleveland's west side. In 1969, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA, he attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University while serving in the legislature and received his law degree in 1978. Feighan was first elected to public office as a State Representative from Cleveland, Ohio, in 1972, he served for six years in the Ohio Legislature until his election as a Cuyahoga County Commissioner, a position he held for four years. In 1977, Feighan ran for mayor of the city of Cleveland, but lost a narrow race to Dennis Kucinich, who later became a member of Congress, he was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the 103rd Congress due to his involvement in the House banking scandal and the specter of a primary fight against incumbent Mary Rose Oakar because of redistricting.
Feighan served as a director of ProCentury Corporation, a Westerville-based specialty insurance company, its insurance subsidiaries from 1993 to 1996. From November 1997 until August 1998, he was a Senior Vice President of Century Business Services, a Cleveland-based provider of outsourced business services now known as CBIZ. From 1998 until 2000, Feighan was the president of Avalon National Corporation, a holding company for a workers’ compensation insurance agency. During that span, he was a Managing Partner of Alliance Financial, Ltd. a merchant banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions from September 1998 until May 2003. In 2000, he once again became director of ProCentury, for which he had been the on-and-off Special Counsel. In October 2003, Feighan became the president and CEO of ProCentury. However, he resigned on July 2008, when it was sold to Meadowbrook Insurance Group. Since February 2014, Feighan has served as the CEO of Covius, a commercial and residential real estate advisory services company.
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Westlake is an affluent city in Cuyahoga County, United States. It is a suburb of Cleveland located 12 miles west of downtown Cleveland; the population was 32,729 at the 2010 census. Westlake is located at 41°27′16″N 81°55′43″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.93 square miles, all land. The median income for a household in the city was $64,963, the median income for a family was $81,223. Males had a median income of $60,429 versus $36,999 for females; the per capita income for the city was $37,142. About 1.3% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over. Of the city's population over the age of 25, 50.1% hold a bachelor's degree or higher, while 81.3% spoke English, 1.62% Arabic, 1.5% Spanish, 1.3% Greek, 0.7% German and Chinese. As of the census of 2010, there were 32,729 people, 13,870 households, 8,443 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,054.6 inhabitants per square mile.
There were 14,843 housing units at an average density of 931.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White, 1.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.5% of the population. There were 13,870 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 39.1% were non-families. Of all households 34.2% were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age in the city was 45 years. Of the residents 21.5% were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 31,760 people, 12,830 households, 8,186 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,995.2 people per square mile. There were 13,648 housing units at an average density of 858.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.65% White, 0.95% African American, 1.36% Native American, 4.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.27% of the population. There were 12,826 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.1% were non-families. Of all households 32.0% were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.06. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 54, 18.2% who were 55 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years.
For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males. The area now known as the city of Westlake was first settled on October 10, 1810. At the time, it was part of Dover Township. In 1901, the northern part of the township seceded to form Bay Village. In 1912, a southern portion left to join North Olmsted; the remaining township residents formed Dover Village in 1913, taking with it a portion of Olmsted Township. Dover Village was renamed Westlake in 1940; this was done to eliminate confusion with Ohio. The village of Westlake became a city in 1957; the Westlake Historical Society was formed to inform and educate others about the history of Dover/ Westlake. In September 1966, a house in Westlake, bought by John R. Compton, a black pastor, was firebombed. No one was injured. According to the Cleveland Press, the mayor of Westlake, Alexander R. Roman, "criticized the parties involved in the sale of the home... He said no one was notified so the community could be prepared to accept a Negro family."
Companies headquartered in Westlake include Nordson, American Greetings, Hyland Software, Scott Fetzer Company, TravelCenters of America, Equity Trust. According to the City's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: The Westlake City School District places within the top 4% of statewide districts on the state education report card; the district received an achievement grade of 89.0% for the Performance Index and a grade of 95.% for the Indicators Met on the Ohio Department of Education's 2013-2014 District Report Card. The district mission statement is "We Educate for Excellence." Westlake Elementary School, a new elementary school designed to replace the existing four set to open in the 2019-2020 school year Bassett Elementary School Dover Elementary School Hillard Elementary School Holly Lane Elementary School Dover Intermediate School Lee Burneson Middle School Westlake High School Westlake High School is home to WHBS-TV, the Westlake High school Broadcasting System.
WHBS-TV is seen on channels 99 and 18 on AT&T U-Verse and WOW! cable in the Westlake area. Westlake is served by the Westlake Porter Public Library. Found in Westlake is Lakewood Country Club, "the only North