A Welcome from Representative Greenspan
Small Business Spotlight - Logan Clutch
THE COMMUNICATOR A News Magazine from State Representative Dave Greenspan
Inside This Issue:
Welcome to our news magazine - The Communicator. The Communicator is intended to provide the residents and businesses of the 16th Ohio House District and the State of Ohio with periodic updates on legislative issues that are important to all Ohioans.
It is my honor to represent the Cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake.
About Representative Greenspan
“As powerful as government is, it can only do so much by itself. Government can never take the place of parents in raising children. Government can never take the place of families and churches and synagogues in teaching values.
Government can never take the place of people in our communities working together and looking out for each other. Government can, of course, provide opportunities and encouragement. Government can help the next generation become better off. But government cannot make the next generation better. Government can set goals but only people can touch souls.“
A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat, Author Senator Zell Miller, Stroud & Hall Publishers, 2003.
Representative Dave Greenspan is serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 16th Ohio House District, which includes the cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake.
Representative Greenspan has a wealth of experience in local government, serving in different capacities across the country. He served on the inaugural City Council for the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia and helped establish its Fire and Police Departments, develop its first Fund Balance Reserve Policy, and expand the city’s parks program.
Most recently, Representative Greenspan served two terms on the Cuyahoga County Council, first elected to the inaugural County Council in 2010. During his tenure, Representative Greenspan was the chairman of the Cuyahoga County Finance and Budgeting Committee, directing the adoption of a $3 billion biennial budget, which is the largest county operating budget in the state of Ohio.
Dave graduated from Troy University in Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. In addition to his dedication to public service, Representative Greenspan has held a variety of roles in the public sector, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He has held leadership positions with the Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, Turner Media Consultants, and the PGA TOUR Radio Network. Currently, Representative Greenspan is a small business owner and Chief Executive Officer of Green Elk Consulting Services, a consulting company that focuses on emerging/start-up ventures and turn-around business entities.
Representative Greenspan is married with three children and is active in their education, extracurricular activities, and civic organizations. He and his family currently live in Westlake, Ohio.
State Representative Dave Greenspan
House Bill 222 - Expands Photo ID Guidelines for Voting
Legislation Sponsored by the Representative
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COLUMBUS— State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) have introduced legislation that would greatly improve government transparency by making it easier for Ohioans to search state government spending during each fiscal year.
House Bill 40 requires the Treasurer of State to establish and maintain the Ohio State Government Database on the Treasurer’s website. Ohio residents would be able to use the database at no charge to track and monitor the state’s expenditures.
Watch Floor Speech
“This bill sends a strong message of support to those brave men and women who see us at our worst or in our greatest times of need and to those who protect and defend our freedoms and liberties.”
State Representative Dave Greenspan gives his first floor speech as the Bill's' sponsor.
The Bill passed the Ohio House of Representatives 96-0.
COLUMBUS - May 17, 2017, State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation that would increase penalties against an offender who feloniously assaults or murders a first responder or member of the military with targeted intent.
House Bill 38, sponsored by Rep. Greenspan, expands the offense of aggravated murder to include purposely causing the death of a first responder or military member when the offender had specific intent to commit the crime against one of these individuals. Under the legislation, a first responder is defined as a firefighter or emergency medical service provider. Additionally, the definition of a military member includes a member of the United States Armed Forces, reserves, the Ohio National Guard, or a participant in ROTC.
The bill also increases the penalty for a targeted felonious assault against a first responder or military member from a second degree felony to a first degree felony, requiring a mandatory prison term of three to eleven years if the victim suffered serious physical harm.
“There have been repeated incidences of disturbing attacks on those who have dedicated their lives to protect and serve our communities and our nation,” said Representative Greenspan. “This bill sends a strong message of support to those brave men and women who see us at our worst or in our greatest times of need and to those who protect and defend our freedoms and liberties.”
Also known as the “Public Safety and Military Protection Act,” House Bill 38 comes in response to a recent upsurge in specifically directed attacks on police officers and other officials, including the murders of a Danville police officer and a Kirkersville Police Chief in Ohio. Passed during National Police Week, the bill retains current law with regard to enhanced protections related to law enforcement and peace officers, but expands those definitions to include those who previously served in such a capacity.
House Bill 38, a part of the Buckeye Pathway policy platform, now awaits further consideration in the Ohio Senate.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced the introduction of House Bill 251, which expands the current five-year limit on political subdivisions investment ability, on a permissive basis, to a limit of 10 years.
Under this proposal, a political subdivision may purchase the debt of another subdivision for a longer period of time, which presents two distinct advantages for both the purchaser and seller.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced the introduction of House Bill 222, legislation he sponsored.
The bill specifies that a valid Ohio Concealed Handgun License qualifies as a form of photo identification for voting purposes.
House Bill 38
Public Safety and Military Protection Act
House Bill 40 - Financial Transparency
House Bill 251
Increases Investment Guidelines for Counties, Cities, Villages and Townships
Education with Representative Brenner
Small businesses are a crucial cornerstone of Ohio’s economy. In order to fuel this business sector, the Ohio House has prioritized business-friendly policies, making our state more attractive to own and operate a company.
In the 131st General Assembly, the state legislature reduced the filing fees to do business by 21 percent. Since that change took effect, Ohio businesses have saved over $3.6 million. On top of that, through the last budget, small businesses saw income tax deductions and a low, flat tax of 3 percent on establishments above the $250,000 income level. This keeps more money in the hands of our small business owners and allows them to reinvest in their companies. One such company in the 16th Ohio House District that has surely benefited from these changes is Logan Clutch Corporation.
Based in Westlake, Ohio, Logan Clutch is a small business that has global impact. Founded in 1975, Logan Clutch is a family-owned original equipment manufacturer, focusing primarily on industrial clutches and brakes. They employ just under 50 full-time and part-time employees, but have sales agents and distributors across the United States, China, Singapore and throughout Europe. One of the most important benefits that small businesses add to the economy is the job stability and creation they give to everyday Ohioans.
Logan Clutch is first and foremost a manufacturer, but the company has an impact on a number of industries: marine, industrial, irrigation, oil and gas, and mobile equipment. For example, the company produced the clutches utilized on firefighting boats in San Francisco, modernizing the technology behind the boats’ ability to pump thousands of gallons of water efficiently in an earthquake situation. They also supply clutches that are used in most airport snow blowers and airport air rescue firefighting trucks across the country, including Chicago O’Hare, Buffalo, and Cleveland’s own Hopkins. Ohio’s national standing and competitiveness are aided by companies like Logan Clutch, who are at the forefront of manufacturing technology and are essential to bringing Ohio’s manufacturing industry back to life.
Aging and Long Term Care with Representative Arndt
Economic Development with Representative Young
District Round Tables Meetings are an opportunity for constituents and local businesses to connect with state leaders to discuss district-specific and statewide issues.
State Representative Dave Greenspan hosts series of planned office hours, titled “Donuts with Dave".
These events, three to date, are open to any and all constituents, elected officials, and community stakeholders in the Westshore cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake.
“My goal of the ‘Donuts with Dave’ series is to listen and act upon the input given to me by all voices in our community in a casual, non-partisan environment.”
Mental Health and Addiction
Criminal Justice with Representative Manning
Fin. Institutions and HUD with Representative Dever
State and Local Government with Representative Anielski
Small Business Spotlight - Logan Clutch
District Round Table Meetings
Constituent Outreach.....It's a Must!!!
Ohio’s growth and development depends on our small businesses—the entities that are continuously on the brink of revolutionary technology. In the case of Logan Clutch Corporation, its experience in the marine industry is a boon to the Great Lakes region. As they continue to research new ways to support and improve the health and sustainability of the lakes, their economic impact on Ohio will endure. Logan Clutch is one of countless small businesses that contribute to our state’s fiscal health, but their effect on the many families they employ is something to be truly proud of.
"The fundamental objective of District Round Table Meetings is to "Bring Columbus to the District". We have conducted 7 events in the first six months of the year and plan to conduct more in 2017."
Contact Our Office:
Representative Dave Greenspan
77 S. High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-0961
Fax (614) 719-3998
It is my intent to be manage a very constituent focused office. One that is responsive and responsible to the needs and concerns of the residents and businesses of the 16th Ohio House District.
Accordingly, we make every attempt to respond to each and every email, letter and telephone call.
We also believe that "Bringing Columbus to the District" is important. To that end, we have conducted 10 events focused on bringing leaders and discussing issues at events held in each of the five Westshore communities.
It is my commitment to those to whom I serve that I will continue this level of activity.
Emails Sent – 3,540 * Constituent Letters Sent – 1,556 * Telephone Calls Made/Received: 3,538
In–District Constituent Events Hosted: 10 * Total Meetings Held: 297
The Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial at the Ohio Statehouse represents humanity at its most destructive and its most compassionate. The memorial speaks for the millions of voices the Holocaust silenced and thanks the brave men and women of Ohio who liberated the oppressed and fought for human freedom during the Second World War.
Each year, the Governor hosts a Commemoration Ceremony. 2017 marked the 37th consecutive event with Dr. Richard Dutro as the primary speaker.
I was honored to introduce this true "liberator". Often we are witnesses to history, but seldom to we have an opportunity to meet those who have changed history. Dr. Dutro, is one of those true history makers.
Dr. Dutro was a young replacement soldier in the American 7th Army in the waning days of World War II. When he joined his unit in Europe, the famed “Rainbow Division,” in January 1945, the war was winding down. Dr. Dutro witnessed the horrors of the holocaust as he and his fellow troops liberated the Dachau concentration camp - saving 32,000 lives.
State Representative Dave Greenspan Introduces Dr. Richard Dutro
By The Numbers
37th Annual Holocaust Commemoration