Who is Derek Merrin?
Derek Merrin is the state representative for the 47th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican. The district comprises portions of Fulton County and Lucas County.
He caught our attention when we learned that he has been trying to get the ballot language for property taxes simplified so that voters have a better chance of understanding of what is being asked of them. We sent the following email:
Lobbyists for Citizens is a 501 (c) (4) Non-profit. We are concerned about the ever-increasing property taxes taxing seniors and others on fixed incomes out of their homes. What progress have you made with your initiative to have the ballot language for property taxes simplified?
We will be speaking to our State Representative Callender to see what can be done to have all property taxes “means tested”. We need to declare our seniors a “protected class”, and protect them from this “tsunami” of property taxes..
Brian Massie LobbyistsforCitizens.com
Here is the reply we received from Representative Merrin’s office:
Thank you for reaching out to State Representative Derek Merrin’s Office regarding HB 76. As of right now, this legislation was favorably reported out of the House Ways and Means Committee.
I have provided a link below where you can track the progress of this legislation.
I will be sure to pass along your message to the representative.
Constituent Aide | Office of State Representative Derek Merrin
47th House District | Ohio House of Representatives
Michael.Graham@ohiohouse.gov| (614) 466-1731