State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today announced her “There Ought To Be a Law” contest in an effort to spur legislative proposals from constituents within the district. All residents of the 17th House District are eligible to participate with the ultimate goal of improving the state and their community. Residents are asked to submit their idea and any supporting information to Representative Anielski’s office.

“I thought this would be a great opportunity to get the constituents of the 17th House District directly engaged with what is happening in Columbus,” Anielski said. “I look forward to reviewing the proposals that are submitted.”

All participants must have their ideas submitted by Friday, September 30th in order to qualify. The winner of the contest will be invited to lunch with Representative Anielski and will receive a flag that was flown over the Statehouse. The winner’s idea may be turned into a bill and introduced in the 2011 fall legislative session. The winner may also have the opportunity to testify in support of his or her idea during a committee hearing in the Statehouse, should the idea be turned into a bill.

Proposals can be submitted by mail to Representative Anielski, 77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, by e-mail at, or online at

Rep. Anielski hopes the contest will encourage constituents to become more involved with state government. For more information about the contest or for an application form, residents can contact her office by phone at (614) 644-6041 or e-mail


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