The Representative's Corner
One year ago, January 3, I was sworn in to be your state representative. The past year has been the fastest year and professionally the biggest honor of my life. Serving as your representative at the Ohio Statehouse is a very important role and I want you to know that I take it very seriously. I have worked hard to be a good citizen statesman and to work for all of my constituents, regardless of political affiliation, because that is what my sacred oath requires. This is my attempt to reflect and summarize my first year of service to you.
Like my nineteen years of service on Parma City Council, among my top priorities as your state representative are excellent constituent services, being an accessible representative, and building relationships with colleagues on both sides of the aisle. My focus is not on partisan politics or fear tactics that divide us. As a pragmatic public servant, I seek results that will benefit the quality of life for all Ohioans.
Anyone who contacts my office, whether they live in the district or not, is treated with respect and empathy. My legislative aide, McKenna Dugan, our interns, and I all share the philosophy that we are servant leaders. I am happy to report that I often receive notes of thanks from constituents who we were able to help with their unemployment, Medicaid, and the many other issues we are contacted to help out with. You are always our top priority!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have always been very involved in the community. I find great joy in meeting residents at their doors, speaking to groups of senior citizens and students, holding town halls and office hours, meeting with community leaders and business owners, honoring residents for their accomplishments, marching in parades, attending community events, etc. As I review my calendar from 2023, I am not sure I could have fit more in. I have to admit that the seriousness of the work can tend to take over one’s life, but I still find time to spend with my favorite constituents – my beloved wife of nearly three decades, Deena, our son, daughter, and new son-in-law.
I am very proud to say that I have built very strong relationships with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. This takes a lot of time and a lot of work, especially with 99 members of the Ohio House of Representatives and 33 in the Ohio Senate. If you review my bills, you will find that they are bipartisan in nature. I count among my biggest accomplishments, the fact that my Republican colleagues are willing to contact me to work together on policy. Your reputation is everything at the Ohio Statehouse and working together, communicating with one another, and building trust are how good things get done in Columbus that benefits all Ohioans. Recently, I was very honored to be named the 3rd kindest member of the Ohio General Assembly.
As always, if my office may be of service, please contact us via phone at 614-466-3485 or email at Rep14@OhioHouse.gov. I also invite you to visit my website to learn more about how I am serving you and to sign up for my monthly newsletter at ohiohouse.gov/members/sean-p-brennan.
It is truly my honor to serve you. Best wishes for a Healthy and Happy 2024. May God bless you and the great state of Ohio.
State Representative Sean Patrick Brennan
Sean Patrick Brennan
Sean Patrick Brennan