24th Happenings

State Senator Matt Dolan Newsletter
Volume 2

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As important as it is to me to work on policies that affect the 24th District and Ohio, it is equally important to be back in the district meeting constituents, attending ribbon cutting and Eagle Scout award ceremonies, and honoring members of the local community.

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Ceremonies take on an extra special meaning when they are honoring one of your friends. In March, I was truly honored to be a guest at the ceremony recognizing Solon resident Marilyn Matia’s receipt of the International Growing Bolder Inspiration Award.

Growing Bolder is an international organization dedicated to “rebranding aging.” They honor those people who “as valuable members of our community, are pursuing their passions and living lives of purpose while making a difference in the lives of others.”

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As anyone who has met Marilyn can attest, she approaches everything she does with passion and purpose. Congratulations, Marilyn!

I have set my first town hall meetings for May 6 in Strongsville and Solon. However, I am always willing to speak to civic and grassroots organizations. So I was deeply appreciative of the opportunity to speak with members of Patriots for Change a few weeks back.

In today’s political day and age, one might think that a Republican state senator and a progressive grassroots organization may not have much to say to each other; at least not with any degree of civility. However, that was certainly not the case with Becky Thomas’ group.

For almost two hours we were able to have a substantive conversation about the issues that concern them most, and they were able to hear my views on government, the economy and education. While there was disagreement, perhaps most importantly, we were able to find points that we could all agree upon, that being that the actions of Columbus must be respectful of and in partnership with our local governments.

If you or your organization is interested in me attending one of your events, please do not hesitate to contact my office directly at (614) 466-8056. My legislative aide, Sarah Totedo, will be sure that I receive your invitation.

I am back home in the district every week, and always enjoy the opportunity to meet and hear from my constituents.

I look forward to seeing you in Strongsville and Solon on May 6.

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