The Representative's Corner

State Representatives Steve Demetriou (R-Bainbridge Township) and Sean Patrick Brennan (D-Parma) introduce H.B. 195 at the Ohio Statehouse.

When I took my solemn oath of office to serve as your state representative back on January, 3, 2023, I made a commitment to be your voice and to work with both my Democratic and Republican colleagues to promote policies that improve the quality of life for you and all Ohioans. Throughout my career as an elected official, I have prided myself on being a public servant, not a politician. I am proud of the body of work that I have accomplished in the short 15 months I have served you at the Statehouse.

First, and foremost, I am hyper-focused on constituent services, as anyone elected to office should be. Everyone who contacts my office is treated with respect and compassion. In fact, when hiring someone to work in my office, the number one quality I am looking for is empathy. Being able to see things from someone else’s perspective is so important when folks are calling my office about their unemployment benefits, child support issues, public assistance, among a plethora of other issues. I am very proud of my hard working staff who care so very deeply for others.

Next, the bills I have introduced and supported are overwhelmingly bipartisan. I am especially proud to say that I have passed two bills out of the House of Representatives and have more that are very close. In fact, by the time you read this, I will have given sponsor testimony on H.B. 195 in the Senate Transportation Committee, which will create an adaptive mobility vehicle dealer license in Ohio. My Republican colleague, Rep. Steve Demetriou, and I are very optimistic this bill, which will really help our disabled and aging population in Ohio, will become law. The fact that only 17 bills have become law since I was sworn in and that I am in my first term, makes me especially proud. But, when you treat your colleagues with the respect they deserve, even when you do not agree, you can get good things done together.

I am very blessed to represent a very compact district that encompasses Parma, Parma Heights, and about one-third of Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood, while many of my colleagues in the Ohio General Assembly represent multiple counties. I am personal friends with all of our elected leaders and their staffs, I see constituents everywhere I go, and I am able to attend hundreds of community events each year. In fact, rarely a day goes by that I do not have conversations with multiple constituents. Each conversation I have is a learning experience that I can take back to the Statehouse when we are creating policy. So, thank you for sharing your stories, your concerns, and your wishes, for, by doing so, you make me a better legislator and public servant!

As always, if my office may be of service, please contact us via phone (614-466-3485) or email ( 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. It is an honor to serve you!

Sean Patrick Brennan

Sean Patrick Brennan

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Volume 16, Issue 4, Posted 10:15 AM, 04.01.2024