Ohio House Rep. David Leland, D-Columbus, is running unopposed for re-election to his District 22 seat in the Nov. 3 general election.

Leland defeated primary challenger Kashi Adhikari in April. House District 22 serves the residents of north Columbus and Clintonville.

Leland was elected to the Ohio House in 2014 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2018.

Earlier this month, he was named the ranking democrat on a new committee looking at House Bill 6 – the House Select Committee on Energy Reform and Policy. H.B. 6 was passed to bail out nuclear power plants in Ohio and is at the center of an alleged $60 million state bribery scheme involving now-former House Speaker Larry Householder and several others. The new committee will lead repeal efforts for the bill.

In April, Leland was named a representative to the Ohio House 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force. Twenty-four legislators representing urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the state were named to the bipartisan task force, which was created to study ways the Ohio House can lay the foundation for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its website.

He was also selected as a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention – one of the 18 statewide party leaders and elected officials selected as delegates by the Ohio Democratic Party.

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