You are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in and/or will be testifying before the National Statuary Collection Study Committee in January.
The National Statuary Collection Study Committee was created as part of Senate Bill 277 of the 126th General Assembly to select a replacement statue to be displayed at the United States Capitol as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. The Committee is comprised of:
Chairman, Senator Wagoner (R-Ottawa Hills)Vice Chairman, Representative Tom Letson (D-Warren)
Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo)
Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy)
Senator Karen Gillmor (R-Tiffin)
Representative Tyrone Yates (D-Cincinnati).
Members are working to present a formal recommendation to the Ohio General Assembly to replace the statue of former Ohio Governor William Allen with an individual who better represents the values and heritage of the state of Ohio. The other Ohioan represented is former President of the United States, Union general and U.S. Representative from Ohio, James A. Garfield.
The federal law creating the National Statuary Hall was passed in 1864, allowing each state to provide “statues, in marble or bronze, not exceeding two in number for each state, of deceased persons, who have been citizens thereof, and illustrations for their historic renown or for distinguished civic or military service as each State may deem worthy of this national commemoration.”
(Attached are both committee notices)
If you are preparing to testify before the committee, please limit your testimony to 5 minutes. The committee will allow one speaker per nominee.
If you plan to testify on Thursday, January 21, 2010, please submit your testimony to me no later than Monday, January 18, 2010.
If you plan to testify on Thursday, January 28, 2010, please submit your testimony to me no later than Monday, January 25, 2010.
If you are unable to attend the public hearings, but would like to submit written testimony, please do so the Monday before either of the committee hearings. Please make sure to specify which day you would like your written testimony to be placed in members’ folders.
(Attached is a copy of EXAMPLE testimony). Please follow the format, however, I encourage you to make your testimony longer and more detailed.
Please call or email with ANY question(s) that you may have
We look forward to seeing you in Columbus.
Kristin H. Strobel
Office of Senator Mark Wagoner
Senate Building, Room 129
P: (614) 466-8060
F: (614) 466-8261