World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Matt Szollosi

Article Id: WHEBN0019903691
Reproduction Date:

Title: Matt Szollosi  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Ted Celeste, Ohio Democratic Party, Peter Ujvagi, Ohio House of Representatives, 127th General Assembly
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Matt Szollosi

Matt Szollosi
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 46th district
In office
January 2, 2007-May 31, 2013
Preceded by Jeanine Perry
Succeeded by Michael Sheehy
Personal details
Born (1973-09-27) September 27, 1973 (age 40)
Toledo, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Residence Columbus, Ohio
Alma mater University of Toledo
Profession Attorney
Religion Catholic

Matthew A. "Matt" Szollosi (June 4, 1972) is a former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing Toledo and Lucas County.


Szollosi was born in Toledo on June 4, 1972. His parents, Francis M. and Emma J. Szollosi (née Oravecz), have Hungarian roots. He received both his B.A. in English and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo. His wife is Melanie L. Szollosi (née Czubek), they have a daughter, Audrey Mae.

His grandfather, Fritz Szollosi served as a postmaster and as a Lucas County Commissioner, his other grandfather, John Babarcsik, who also had Hungarian roots, had worked at the Powertrain facility for close to thirty years.

His brother, Francis J. Szollosi, has been elected twice to serve on the Toledo City Council, and sits on the State Democratic Party Executive Committee. Szollosi was a four-time city councilman in Oregon, Ohio and is a partner with downtown Toledo lawfirm Cosme, D'Angelo & Szollosi Co., L.P.A.

Ohio House of Representatives

With incumbent Jeanine Perry unable to run for reelection due to term limits, Szollosi entered the race to replace her. Facing Republican Steve Hornyak in the general election, he won by 14,000 votes.[1] Early in his first term, Szollosi was already being mentioned as a contender for Speaker of the House if Democrats were to win majority, as he proved to be a formidable fundraiser. Later on in the 2008 cycle, the Ohio Democratic Party endorsed the leadership team of Szollosi and Armond Budish to lead the next assembly's Democratic caucus.[2]

In his 2008 reelection campaign, Szollosi won against Jeff Wingate by 21,000 votes.[3] Subsequently House Democrats regained the majority, and due to his fundraising prowess, Szollosi was named Speaker pro tempore behind Armond Budish.

In 2010, Szollosi again won an easy election against Republican Jeff Wingate by 11,000 votes.[4] However, this time Republicans won the majority, and Szollosi served as assistant minority leader for the 129th General Assembly. He also served on the committees of Public Utilities, Rules and Reference, Commerce and Labor, Judiciary and Ethics, and as a member of the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.

In 2012, Szollosi faced the toughest race of his career as a state representative ultimately winning by the narrowest margin of any of his previous races for state representative against Republican Dave Kissinger[5] only to announce that he was resigning after serving just a few months of his two year term.[6]


External links

  • Matt Szollosi for State Representative campaign site

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.