Jim Trakas

Your Voice In The Ohio House OF REPRESENTATIVES!


Meet Jim


Jim has a long history of leadership in our community. In 1991, he was elected to the first of four terms as a City Councilman in Independence. He also served four terms as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and was a member of the House leadership team.


Jim on the Issues


Bring Ohio Jobs Home

Ohio has lost 50,000 manufacturing jobs to Mexico and Red China since 1994. Countless more jobs in technology, engineering, medical and more have been lost or are in danger. When Ohio loses jobs, Ohioans lose paychecks – and Ohio families are torn apart. It’s time to bring Ohio jobs home.


Jim Trakas supports job creation

Restore The Ohio Family

It’s time for our government to reflect our shared priorities and encourage marriage, family and an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. We cannot truly break the cycle of poverty until we break the cycle of failed, costly government programs that too often perpetuate the status quo


Jim Trakas for State Representative

Reliable, Affordable Energy

Energy is an Ohio strength, let us keep it that way by nurturing clean burning natural gas, reliable zero emission nuclear power, more stable wind and solar technologies, and ramp up clean coal technology and scrubber systems that will meet the needs of Ohioans while offering a cleaner environment.


Jim Trakas supports affordable energy.

Affordable Higher Education

A critical need, the Trakas Plan calls for increasing state support, while reducing tuition, room, board, and fees to make college more affordable as to not strap graduates with the equivalent of a mortgage, which is having a chilling effect on families and wealth creation.

Jim Trakas supports affordable college tuition.

Greater Cleveland Needs Champions

Let Jim Trakas Be Ours.