Daniel P. Troy is a superbly qualified State Representative, having served the citizens of Lake County in a consistently honest and effective manner at the city, county, and state levels. He has garnered bipartisan respect throughout Ohio as a knowledgeable voice on state and local government issues.
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 committees including the House Ways and Means Committee, the Education Subcommittee of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee, and the Joint House-Senate Education Oversight Committee. Rep. Troy was instrumental in passing legislation including Ohio’s Solid Waste Law, required Articulation and Course Transfer Agreements between Ohio’s institutions of higher education, the Lake Erie Phosphorus Reduction Act, in addition to rewriting Ohio’s Enterprise Zone and Tax Abatement Program. Generally considered an expert on issues regarding budgeting and taxation, he has received awards for his legislative work in numerous policy areas.
During this first stint in the state legislature, Rep. Troy also led efforts to secure over $20 million in state funding for Lakeland Community College’s Health Technologies, Student Center, Technical Education, and Library buildings, as well as an additional $2 million to restore the campus’s Mooreland Mansion. He established and funded Ohio’s first elementary Math and Science Center, benefiting Lake County’s elementary school students.
Following his first tenure in the Ohio House, Rep. Troy returned to Lake County where he 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. For his work in this position, NOACA named him the recipient of the 2011 Walter F. Ehrnfelt Award for Outstanding Regional Cooperation. 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. He is a graduate of Cleveland St. Joseph High School and the University of Dayton, earning a degree in political science. 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.
Applewood Behavioral Centers - Board of Directors
Northern Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) - Board of Directors
Chagrin River Watershed Partnership - Board of Trustees
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Lake County - Member
Vice-Chair of Lake County Land Bank Board (2012-2018)
Chair, Lake County Solid Waste District Committee (1999-2018)
Member of Lake County Wisdom Collaborative
Past President of County Commissioners Association of Ohio
Past NOACA Governing Board President
Past Chair of National Association of Counties Finance and Intergovernmental
Affairs Steering Committee
Former President of Lake County Council of Governments
Member, Chagrin River Salmon Association Fishing Club
Past Chair of Lake County Records Commission
Member, Lake County Historical Society
St. Mary Magdalene Church (Willowick) - Parishione
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