President Trump Grants ‘Disaster Declaration’ – Includes Miami And Darke Counties

COLUMBUS –

As most of you know, Memorial Day week tornadoes wreaked havoc on homes, businesses, and churches in our community. The office of Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) has received lots of questions regarding the disaster status of West Milton, and other parts of Darke and Miami County that were hit hard by the tornadoes and storms.

As of today, President Trump has granted Governor DeWine’s request for a Disaster Declaration due to the tornadoes, severe storms, flooding, landslides, and straight-line winds that affected Ohio counties on May 27-29. The counties designated for individual assistance include Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, and Pickaway Counties.

Rep. Powell says, “Our community has been hit hard by the severe storms and tornadoes of May 27-29, adding to weather challenges that have been ongoing this year. This Disaster Declaration recognizes the significance of the damage, and will help our community rebuild.”

If you have questions about the Disaster Declaration or how to receive assistance, along with any state government concerns, you can give our office a call at 614-466-8114 or email Rep80@ohiohouse.gov.

Powell Appointed to the Elder Abuse Commission

COLUMBUS –
Representative Powell (R-Arcanum) has been appointed to the Elder Abuse Commission. Her first meeting on this board will be next Monday, June 24th. Ohio Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) appointed Rep. Powell to sit on the Commission on behalf of the Ohio House of Representatives, alongside her colleague Rep. Russo (D-Upper Arlington).
The Elder Abuse Commission is under the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. The Commission facilitates discussion around problems, solutions, and funding related to the issue of elder harm and exploitation.
Rep. Powell says, “With the rise of older people in our community, it is vital that we think critically about how they are being cared for during this phase of their lives. I look forward to being a voice for the elderly on this Commission, and fighting for education about the potential for elder abuse.”
As always, if you have state government concerns you can give our office a call at 614-466-8114 or email Rep80@ohiohouse.gov.

Powell Wants To Train Leaders

COLUMBUS – Representative Jenna Powell (R-Arcanum) is offering students in Miami and Southern Darke County scholarships to attend Forge Leadership Summit. Rep. Powell believes “it is incredibly important that we train up the next generation to understand and fight for freedom” and therefore Rep. Powell will cover half the cost of attendance for individuals in the district who are accepted into the Forge Leadership Network’s July 23-27 summit.

For those who are interested in applying, www.forgeleadership.org has online applications. You must be between the ages of 18 and 24 to apply. Be sure to call or email Rep. Powell’s office to let her know that you are applying and would like to be a scholarship recipient.

Rep. Powell says, “The Forge Leadership Network’s July summit is an incredible opportunity to experience hands-on training in the political arena. If you are a conservative interested in being a voice in the public square, the Forge summit is for you!”

As always, if you have state government concerns you can give our office a call at 614-466-8114 or email Rep80@ohiohouse.gov.

One of the youngest serving Republicans on her ‘fight for the American dream’

VIDEO: One of the youngest serving Republicans on her ‘fight for the American dream’

Jena Powell brings eight years of experience as a business owner and a lifetime on a farm to her new job in Ohio’s House of Representatives — and she’s only 25.

“When I first started running there were some comments regarding my age, but at the end of the day what I always tell people is, this is what I believe, this is where I stand and this is what I’ll do to fight for you,” Powell said on ABC News’ “The Briefing Room.”

Powell is one of the youngest Republicans to serve in the country and the youngest member of the Ohio general assembly, but she says it’s not her age or gender that made her run for office — it was her love for her country.

PHOTO: Jena Powell is pictured with some of her campaign team in an undated handout photo.Friends to Elect Jena Powell
Jena Powell is pictured with some of her campaign team in an undated handout photo.

“I’m here because our Founding Fathers knew and understood that if someone had an idea, that we’d fight for that American dream,” Powell said.

Powell called on her Republican colleagues to appeal to young voters. “We need to do a better job representing what we believe in and why conservatism works,” she said.

Powell, who represents Ohio’s 80th state congressional district, proposed a piece of legislation this week to allow private sector businesses to add apprenticeship programs for people to obtain certain licenses.

“It gives the workforce more power to choose,” Powell said.

PHOTO: Jena Powell is sworn into Ohios House of Representatives at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Jan. 10, 2019.Friends to Elect Jena Powell
Jena Powell is sworn into Ohio’s House of Representatives at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Jan. 10, 2019.

Ohio House Bill 258 is inspired by Ivanka Trump and the Trump administration’s push to help people find different ways to get training for jobs without necessarily spending the time or money on a four-year college degree.

This workforce training program hit especially close to home for Powell, who started and still runs an outdoor billboard company with her brother out of Arcanum, Ohio. They own about 600 billboards throughout the state, she said.

Powell is one of seven children and grew up in rural Ohio in a town of about 2,000 people. She said she hopes other people of any age, gender or political ideology follow her lead and run for office.

“Know what you believe, know what you stand for, and come here ready to fight for that, Powell said.”

Watch the full “Millennials Who Won” segment by clicking on the video above.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/youngest-serving-republicans-fight-american-dream/story?id=63565981

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Ohio’s youngest representative, a female Republican, isn’t afraid to spread freedom’s message

Strong advocate for freedom, my hometown, and entrepreneurship!

Thanks to the Washington Examiner for sharing my story about our fight to preserve the American Dream.

Arcanum, Ohio, is a small town on the Ohio-Indiana border, with a population of 2,129 at the last census. Jena Powell has already risen in her 25 years to be one of her beloved hometown’s finest daughters — a Republican freshman state representative, in a time when the party is battling for the votes of both her gender and generation. “No matter your age, social-economic class, or gender, we have this … beautiful idea that our Founding Fathers understood and knew, that if we create a framework where people could thrive, it doesn’t matter what gender you are,” Powell told me.

Powell is one of the youngest elected officials in the United States, and the youngest in the Ohio General Assembly. Between her charisma, voiced with a cheery Midwestern twang that gives the impression of an everlasting bright smile on the other end of the phone, and independent spirit forged on her family farm, you could excuse someone for thinking that she’s been well trained in politics.

Jena grew up as the third of seven children on that farm, and grew into an aspiring young entrepreneur, taking online college classes at 13. She and her brother started an outdoor billboard company, Huntington Outdoor, with about 600 billboards across Ohio and Indiana. She’s proud Arcanum is still her home now, having remodeled a turn-of-the-20th-century farmhouse. “I get to slip back to where I truly love; the people that I love, and the place that I love, and be able to fight for them.”

One of her biggest passions is showing the millennial generation that they too can live the American dream as she has, mainly by creating a deregulated business climate that allows them to explore their creative spirits. “Millennials should understand, and should know, that if they’re getting everything free from the government, that freedom is being taken away,” said Powell. “Millennials, who are a very entrepreneurial generation, they want to achieve that freedom.”

As far as crafting a message that would appeal to the millennial generation, Powell feels a strong message of freedom and liberty is capable of attracting all groups and does not have to be changed. “If we truly believe in what we’re speaking, we don’t have to change our message to the crowd,” Powell advocated. “When we limit government, it gives people more power. It gives families, and churches, and communities more power and more freedom to do as they choose. Every child is born with a dream inside of them, a dream of what they want to be.” Read more

Jena Powell – House District 80 Official Bio

State Representative Jena Powell is serving her first term in the Ohio House of Representatives after being elected in 2018. She represents the 80th District, which encompasses Miami County, as well as a portion of Darke County.

Representative Powell is from southern Darke County where her family has been farming for generations. After receiving her degree from Liberty University in Business, she alongside her brother began to build an outdoor marketing company, Huntington Outdoor. At 25, she is the youngest legislator currently serving in the General Assembly. In 2019, Representative Powell was named to Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list for Law & Policy.

Representative Powell is dedicated to ensuring that more of Ohio’s young people choose to build their lives and pursue opportunities in communities like the 80th District. She knows first-hand how capricious government regulations and misguided tax policies can burden business and get in the way of promoting the good jobs and healthy economy that are necessary to accomplish this goal.

Representative Powell is an active member of her local church, Greenville Grace Brethren Church, and resides in Arcanum.

FM Junior Baseball & Softball Celebrates Opening Day

On May 4th, FM Jr. Baseball & Softball opened the 2019 season with an opening day celebration. The day was headlined by special guests Jena Powell, Mora Menzie, Jeff Kniese and Eric Fee. The day started with a town parade of team floats escorted by Pitsburg Fire Department, followed by opening ceremony, which included messages from Jena Powell and Jeff Kniese.

Eric Fee led with prayer and Mora Menzie performed the National Anthem and there were special baseball and softball first pitches completed to officially kick off the season. The remainder of the day included opening day games, chicken and pork chop barbeque and bake sale and special activities for the kids.

Jena Powell is serving her first term in the Ohio House of Representatives after being elected in 2018. She is the youngest legislature serving in the General Assembly and has quickly become one of the Republican Party’s most up-and-coming, dynamic individuals.

Earlier this year Jena was named to the Forbes’ prestigious 30 under 30 list for Law & Policy across the United States. Jena delivered a brief message aimed towards encouraging a focus on family and community and pursuing opportunities to serve and make a positive impact in our communities and organizations.

Jeff Kniese is currently serving as CEO and President of Greenville Federal Bank. Greenville Federal has achieved the highest rating possible from Bauer Financial for 7 years in a row thus distinguishing itself as one of the strongest banks across the region. Greenville Federal is a multi-year sponsor for FM Jr. Baseball and Softball and is very active in Darke County local communities and serves numerous non-profit organizations.

Kniese spoke to the importance of prioritizing our kids and families and investing in organizations to position them for positive influence in our communities.

Mora Menzie is a 6th grader at Arcanum, daughter to Jake and Sara Menzie. Dating back several years Mora competed in the Kids Got Talent show and was selected among 20 finalists at the Arnold Classic talent show. More recently she has been performing the National Anthem for numerous events across the Midwest including USA Track and Field, Ohio State men’s basketball, NCAA Women’s DII National Championship and OHSAA Girls Basketball State Finals.

Eric Fee has been involved and served our community as volunteer member for Red Cross, Darke County Chamber, Darke County Mental Health, State of the Heart Hospice, Empowering Darke County Youth and is also a member of Kiwanis and EUM Church. Eric runs Tribute Funeral Homes and their goal is to serve people and their families.

“2019 FM Jr. Baseball and Softball Opening Day was very memorable for all involved,” said Kyle Cable. “We would like to extend extra thanks to our special guests Jena, Mora, Jeff and Eric, as well as the dozens of volunteers it took to make this day happen. A big “thank you to Bach to Rock” for letting us use their sound system. All these folks have been very gracious with their time and resources to help our kids and families. We are looking forward to a great year.”

Full article can be found below:

https://www.dailyadvocate.com/sports/72598/fm-junior-baseball-softball-celebrates-opening-day

Powell holding Town Hall on May 6

TROY – State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) will be holding a Coffee & Cake Evening at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center from 7-8pm on Monday, May 6.

Representative Powell invites constituents to enjoy coffee, cake, and conversation as she shares what has been happening in Columbus and takes questions from folks in the district.

Miami and Southern Darke County citizens are encouraged to come with any questions or concerns they might have about state politics. All ages are welcome to come and meet Representative Powell.

“I am excited about bringing the community together and hearing your voices – I represent you, so I want to hear from you,” says Powell.

If you have any questions in advance, please reach out to our office at Rep80@ohiohouse.gov or call (614) 466-8114.

State Rep. Jena Powell announces her Album 80 project

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) announced that she is creating a new project called Album 80.

The goal of Album 80 is to detail the stories of people, families, businesses, churches and non-profits throughout the community in the form of a book.

“When organizations come into my office to meet and ask things of me, my plan is to show them this book and ask ‘How does your proposal help people in my community within the framework of government and give businesses, churches and non-profits more power?’” Powell said.

Powell is asking community members to share their stories. Individuals may send their story by email at Rep80@ohiohouse.gov or mail to 77 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43215.

 

https://www.dailyadvocate.com/news/68654/state-rep-jena-powell-announces-her-album-80-project

POWELL VOTES NO ON GAS TAX INCREASE!

POWELL VOTES NO ON GAS TAX INCREASE!

To watch the full video regarding H.B. 62 follow the link below.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuuP4d0lDoy/

“I’m all about infrastructure, but the way we are doing it is not fiscally conservative. The only responsible thing to do was vote no.”