Rep. Gonzales Commends Sixth Deposit into Ohio’s Rainy Day Fund Since 2011

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

COLUMBUS—State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) today applauded the announcement that the Ohio Office of Budget and Management will be making a deposit of $657.5 million into Ohio’s Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund. The deposit will be the sixth made since 2011, when there was just 89 cents in the fund. Since taking back the majority …

June is Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

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In January my House Bill 165 to designate June as is Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month became law. Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an infection that can cause low birth weight, seizures, vision impairment, hearing loss, cerebral palsy, and sometimes death. CMV affects 30,000 children every year and one child is permanently disabled by CMV every hour. Also, between 1990 and 2006, …

Helping Grieving Parents

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I recently met with a constituent whose wife delivered a stillborn child. I learned firsthand about the unexpected cost of a stillborn child. In addition to overwhelming grief, bereaved parents also carry the financial burden associated with the death of their child, which can include the cost of an autopsy, funeral expenses, missed work time, and counseling. After the meeting, …

Join Me for My Next Fundraiser

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I want to formally invite you to my next fundraiser to be held, Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM. This year’s fundraiser is going to be held at the Aloft Hotel located at 32 Heatherdown Dr, Westerville, OH 43081. I would love to see you there and all are welcome but I do ask that you CLICK HERE TO RSVP.  …

Bill Protects Blind Parents from Discrimination

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COLUMBUS—State Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton) today applauded the passage of legislation that strengthens the law to ensure that courts and child placement services are not discriminating against blind parents when determining the placement of a child. With the goal of keeping families together, House Bill 309 prohibits a court, public children services agency or private child-placing …

Ohio House Approves Joint Resolution to Hold 2018 State of the State Address in Westerville

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COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today approved a joint resolution to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Westerville. The resolution now awaits consideration in the Ohio Senate. The setting of this year’s address will be located within the 19th Ohio House District, represented by Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville). “I am excited that the Governor’s and my hometown will …

HB359 Floor Speech

House Bill Designates September in Ohio as “We Card Month”

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COLUMBUS—In an effort to prevent the sale of age-restricted products to minors, and to support retailers in consistently asking for identification when those products are purchased, the Ohio House today passed House Bill 307, naming September as “We Card Month.” The bill, which is sponsored by State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville), is meant as both a way to deter minors …

Representative Gonzales Honors 2017 Division II Boys Golf State Champions

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COLUMBUS—State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) today honored the Gahanna Columbus Academy boys golf team on the House floor for winning the 2017 Division II State Championship. Rep. Gonzales presented the team with a resolution for their eighth state title and second within the last four years. Their record for the 2017 year was 207 wins and 37 loses. “It was great to …

Bill Protecting the Freedom to Display “Thin Blue Line Flag” Passes House

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COLUMBUS—State Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Tim Ginter (R-Salem) today announced that the Ohio House approved legislation they jointly sponsored that prohibits landlords and condominium associations from restricting the display of the “Thin Blue Line Flag.”  The “Thin Blue Line Flag” symbolizes fallen law enforcement officers, shows support for living police officers, and recognizes the important relationship between law enforcement …

It is Petition Time Again

Anne Gonzales Campaign Press Releases, News

Along with the cold weather, November brings elections. Earlier this month concluded the 2017 General Election. Hundreds of local candidates and judges either continued or started their public service in city and township governments across the state. I want to congratulate them on their success. When one campaign ends, the next one, however, begins. Last month I officially announced my …