Representative Troy’s first notable experience serving his community was as a city councilman and council president in the City of Willowick. Following this, he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served seven terms and chaired multiple committees. Rep. Troy was instrumental in passing legislation including Ohio’s Solid Waste Law, the Lake Erie Phosphorus Reduction Act, and rewrote Ohio’s Enterprise Zone and Tax Abatement Program.
Following his first tenure in the Ohio House, Rep. Troy returned to Lake County and served as County Commissioner for five terms. During this time, Rep. Troy twice worked as Governing Board President of the Northeast Ohio Area Wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), the MPO for the Greater Cleveland area. Rep. Troy also served on the Board of Trustees of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) for 18 years, including stints as Association President in 2008 and 2018. Moreover, he was one of Ohio’s two directors on the National Association of Counties Board of Directors.
Born in Cleveland, Rep. Troy has lived in Lake County since he was eight years old and is a graduate of the University of Dayton. Outside of the legislature, Rep. Troy has taught courses on government as a part-time faculty member at Lakeland Community College and is a 45-year building trades union member and a U.S. Army veteran.