Dion Manley

Gahanna Jefferson School Board, Franklin County

Dion will be one of the only out trans elected officials in Ohio!


Native Californian, Dion grew up in Los Angeles County, lived in San Francisco for 20 years and has been a Gahanna, Ohio resident for 15 years. Dion is a proud parent of a High School honors student, works as a healthcare worker, and is a longtime LGBTQ community member & activist. Dion ran a small business for 17 years and worked at Board of Elections on elections for over 3 decades. He also has non-profit experience as acting executive director and member of a board, plus decades of outreach, advocacy & community service in San Francisco and Ohio. After being very politically active in the LGBTQQ Community in California, Dion moved to Ohio with hopes to continue activism and help bridge the gap between the LGBTQQ Communities and the Heartland. However, his focus then turned to his young daughter and family concerns. His daughter will be off to college soon, and he is now ready to get back in to more active community service via the school board – advocating for equity and dignity for all students and their caregivers. 

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