State Rep. Dave Hall, R-Millersburg, was named the 2013 Legislator of the Year by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association. The ONLA is a nonprofit trade association that promotes the growth of green industry businesses.
"Running his committee with the greatest efficiency and civility, Chairman Hall does an outstanding job of making all witnesses before his committee feel heard and appreciated and all members of his committee, whether Democrat or Republican, feel valued," said Belinda Jones, a legislative consultant who presented the award on behalf of the ONLA.
"It's a pleasure to work with the ONLA, and I'm honored to receive this prestigious award. As a former Park District director, I have enormous respect for Ohioans in the nursery and landscaping industries," said Rep. Hall. "Looking forward, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will continue to help these industries grow strong roots in Ohio."
Rep. Hall is serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 70th House District, which includes all of Ashland County, as well as portions of Holmes and Medina counties.