35th OHIO HOUSE DISTRICT
A Life of Service & Dedication
for Ohio Families
Tavia Galonski is the State Representative for Ohio's 35th District which includes the Akron neighborhoods of Ellet, Firestone Park, Goodyear Hts., Kenmore, Middlebury as well as almost all of the city of Barberton and portions of Coventry and Springfield Townships.
Tavia received her bachelor's degree from Emory University then a law degree from the University of Akron. Tavia worked her way through law school as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. She is the daughter of the late Joseph Baxter (US Marine Corps and UAW worker). Her mother is Dr. Hazel Jackson who is retired and resides in California. Tavia was a TEAMSTER during the course of her early career.
An attorney by trade, she previously served as a magistrate in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, including in the county’s juvenile court. Prior to her judicial service she was a community aid attorney who represented victims of domestic abuse. She is married to Summit County Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Galonski, and together they have two adult children.
Their oldest child, Antonio, works for a non-profit who provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Their daughter, Gabriella, is a student at Kent State University as well as library assistant at the Firestone Park Branch Library. The Galonskis have a grandson named Kai and are members of St. Bernard Parish in Akron.
As a former Teamster and daughter of a UAW worker with 15 years of legal service experience, Tavia knows the importance of hard work and putting people first.
In the Legislature, count on Tavia to fight for policies that keep families together, put Summit County back to work, and create more opportunities for all of us.
Attract new high-paying employers, and provide more vocational and job training programs.
Deliver more opportunities for our children by fully funding public schools and make college more affordable.
Protect access to quality, affordable health care and invest in rehabilitation and treatment centers to combat the opioid epidemic.
Crack down on harassment, fight for equal pay and paid family leave, and protect benefits for our seniors and veterans.