House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn returned to the Ohio House in 2013, after serving as State Senator for the 5th district from 2009 to 2011 and Senior Political Advisor to the Ohio Democratic party from 2011 to 2013. Representative Strahorn previously served citizens of the greater Dayton area as state representative from 2001 to 2008, including two years as House Minority Whip, before term limits prevented him from seeking reelection. Strahorn has also served as vice president of government affairs for the Ohio United Way, in addition to managing residential properties and selling real estate. His civic experiences have included serving on boards of Wright State University, Wesley Community Center, Mary Scott Nursing Home, Childcare Works, Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation, and he is a former member of the Southwest Dayton Business Association and the Dayton Area Board of Realtors. Strahorn graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Aviation Management. He is a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and his greatest joy in life is his daughter Morgan Allison Strahorn.