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David J. Leland
David is one of Ohio's best-known lawyers, by virtue of his many years of highly visible work in the political arena.
David Leland is currently a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing HD #22 in northern Columbus...a position he also held in the 115th Ohio General assembly. He was elected to four (4) terms as chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, and was appointed to the Federal Services Impasse Panel by President William J. Clinton in 2000.
David Leland chaired the Ohio Delegations to the 1996 and 2000 Democratic National Conventions.
He also served as Finance Chair to the successful 2006 campaign of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. The campaign raised a then-record $17 million under his direction.
David has been named one of the "Best Lawyers" in Central Ohio (2010 to present) by Columbus Business First.
David Leland also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Columbus Clippers---the Cleveland Indians Triple-A baseball franchise. During his 11 year tenure on the Board, the Clippers have won back-to-back National Minor League Championships and completed construction of their $70 million award-winning, baseball stadium; Huntington Park.
Ten Outstanding Young Citizen Awards
Columbus Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1975 and 1979
Alumni Citizenship Award
The Ohio State Alumni Association, 1981
Education and Honors:
The Ohio State University (B.A., 1975)
Capital University Law School (J.D., 1978)
Member, Capital University Law Review
State of Ohio, 1978