A lifelong resident of Ohio’s 63rd House district, state Rep. Gil Blair understands the importance of hard work and community values to working people and families in the Mahoning Valley.
Rep. Blair joined the Ohio House after the closure of GM Lordstown left hundreds of Valley workers and their families without jobs. He knows what a good-paying job means to a family and a community, which is why he is eager to bring his decades-long experience to Columbus to bring good-paying jobs back to the Valley.
Blair believes in the dignity of work, the idea that we’re stronger when we stand with working people. His people first priorities—expanding economic opportunity, growing jobs and building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top—are critically important to moving Ohio forward and delivering on our promise as an opportunity state.
A seasoned attorney and municipal court prosecutor, Blair plans to work together on bipartisan ways to reform the state’s criminal justice system, so that every Ohioan has the chance for a better life and a brighter future.
Rep. Blair previously served eight years as a Weathersfield Township trustee and five as a municipal court prosecutor for the City of Warren, where he saw firsthand the impact of cuts to local government funding and the importance of criminal justice and drug sentencing reform.
He earned his BA and JD from the University of Akron and currently operates a private law practice. His three children, Meredith, Gil and Megan, attend Weathersfield Local Schools.
The 63rd House district includes all of or parts of Bazetta, Brookfield, Cortland, Girard, Fowler, Hartford, Vernon, Hubbard City, Hubbard Township, Liberty, Lordstown, McDonald, Newton Falls, Newton Township, Niles, Vienna and Weathersfield.