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Marlene Anielski

Marlene Anielski
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 6th district
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
Preceded by Randy Gardner
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
January 3, 2011-December 31, 2012
Preceded by Josh Mandel
Succeeded by Michael Curtin
Personal details
Born (1961-11-25) November 25, 1961
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Republican
Residence Walton Hills, Ohio
Profession Legislator
Religion Christian

Marlene Anielski is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives who represents the Sixth District. Prior to redistricting, she was first elected to represent the Seventeenth District in 2010. She is a Republican.


  • Career 1
  • Ohio House of Representatives 2
  • Initiatives and positions 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


A graduate of the University of Akron and Cleveland State University, Anielski was Mayor of Walton Hills, Ohio from 2000–2010, and served two years prior on the city council.[1]

Ohio House of Representatives

After Josh Mandel decided to vacate his seat in the Ohio House of Representatives to run for Ohio State Treasurer, Anielski won the uncontested District 17 Republican primary election in May, 2010.[2] She went on to win the general election in November, 2010 with 54.75% of the vote. Democrat Kelli Perk won 39.69% and Libertarian David Macko earned 5.56%.[3]

In the campaign, Anielski gained press when she quit a pro-gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which she said shifted blame from criminals to law-abiding gun owners.[4]

Anielski was sworn into her first term on January 3, 2011. Soon after, Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder named her as a member of the Economic and Small Business Development Committee, the Education Committee, the Finance and Appropriations Committee and the Public Utilities Committee. She is also a member of the Joint Committee on Bingo and Skill Based Gaming.

In 2012, Anielski was redistricted into the 6th district. She was unopposed in the March primary, and won reelection to the state house with 55.52% of the vote over Democrat Anthony Fossaceca.[5]

Initiatives and positions

Anielski and fellow representative Nan Baker have sponsored legislation initiated by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine that would enable regulators to oversee electronic sweepstakes and other "skill-based" games.[6] The legislation is in part a response to the newly enabled casinos that are coming to Toledo, Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland.[7] She has stated that current law allows many of the businesses that provide the services to get around paying taxes.[8] The proposed legislation regulates Internet sweepstake cafes, which many say abuse a loophole in state gambling law.[9]

Anielski was one of only two Republicans to oppose legislation that set forth to allow for drilling for oil and natural gas in state parks and other state owned lands.[10]


  1. ^ "Marlene Anielski for Ohio House District 17: Sun News Endorsement".  
  2. ^ "Election Results - State Representative - Republican: May 4, 2010". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Election Results - Ohio House of Representatives: November 2, 2010". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  4. ^ Baus, Chad D. (August 18, 2009). "Another pro-gun mayor wises up to Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" charade". Buckeye Firearms Association. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Election Results - Final Results - November 2012" (Microsoft Excel). Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  6. ^ "DeWine proposes statewide regulation of gaming machines".  
  7. ^ Johnson, Alan (2011-03-18). "'"DeWine wants tighter control on 'skill games.  
  8. ^ "Ohio AG supports regulating Internet café gaming".  
  9. ^ Gillespie, Mark (2011-04-12). "Cleveland City Council extends moratorium on new Internet sweepstakes cafes".  
  10. ^ Provance, Jim (2011-05-27). "Ohio House OKs drilling in parks".  

External links

  • The Ohio House of Representatives: Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) official site
  • Marlene Anielski for State Representative campaign site
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