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politician , member of the Ohio House of Representatives

Frederick 'Fred' W. Strahorn is a Democratic politician who serves in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 39th District, which consists of much of Dayton, Ohio.


Strahorn, Fred was born on March 20, 1965 in Cinn., Ohio, United States.


He graduated with a B.A. in aviation management from Ohio State University. He previously attended the Sinclair Community College and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Strahorn was term limited out of running again in his previous district, but chose to run for election in a different district in 2012.


He is the Minority Leader for the 131st Ohio General Assembly. He is single. and has one daughter. In 2009, Strahorn was appointed to the Ohio Senate to replace Tom Roberts, who had been appointed to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, but lost election to a full term to Republican Bill Beagle.

Strahorn was chosen as the Democratic candidate for the position on August 12, 2012 at the Montgomery County Democratic headquarters, with a vote of 41-1. The two competed to fill the position that had been vacated in January 2013 by Clayton Luckie, who had earlier announced his withdrawal from the election following the news that he was being investigated on criminal charges. On November 18, 2014, Strahorn was elected to lead Ohio's House Democrats in the coming year.

Strahorn stated that he would work on trying to make clear the Democratic Party's message to voters, commenting "I know that we have work to do with the general public with communicating what our party really stands for.".


  • Strahorn won his election to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000 and was re-elected in 2002, 2004 and 2006. Strahorn soundly won re-election in 2014 with over 75% of the vote in his overwhelmingly Democratic district and was one of only a very Democrats elected to an Ohio House position during that midterm election.


Strahorn served as a member of the Wright State University Board of Trustee. A position that ended in 2013.