Rep. Driehaus with a constituent that shared the hardships of growing up as a multi-system youth during a news conference
Rep. Driehaus with a constituent that shared the hardships of growing up as a multi-system youth during a news conference
 Rep. Driehaus Presenting Resolution to UC Football Team
Rep. Driehaus Presenting Resolution to UC Football Team
 Rep. Driehaus (center) at bill signing for HB 110, a bipartisan measure to address opiod overdoses
Rep. Driehaus (center) at bill signing for HB 110, a bipartisan measure to address opiod overdoses
Rep. Driehaus calls for a restoration of civility to American politics and public discourse following the NCID "Revive Civility" campaign
Rep. Driehaus calls for a restoration of civility to American politics and public discourse following the NCID "Revive Civility" campaign
 Rep. Driehaus (right) joins Reps. Bishoff (center) and Patterson (left) after taking oath of office
Rep. Driehaus (right) joins Reps. Bishoff (center) and Patterson (left) after taking oath of office
 Rep. Driehaus speaks to Rep. Carney on the House floor
Rep. Driehaus speaks to Rep. Carney on the House floor
Rep. Driehaus presents the UC dance team with a House Resolution
Rep. Driehaus presents the UC dance team with a House Resolution
 Rep. Driehaus speaks during session about a piece of legislation
Rep. Driehaus speaks during session about a piece of legislation
 Rep. Driehaus (center) attends Testimony Tuesday to rally for voter rights
Rep. Driehaus (center) attends Testimony Tuesday to rally for voter rights
Rep. Driehaus honors the UC Hip Hop Dance team with a House Resolution
Rep. Driehaus honors the UC Hip Hop Dance team with a House Resolution
 Rep. Driehaus speaks with Rep. Strahorn during House Session
Rep. Driehaus speaks with Rep. Strahorn during House Session
 Rep. Foley offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Foley offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Driehaus pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Rep. Driehaus pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
 Rep. Driehaus speaks about the late former Minority House Leader William Mallory with his sons watching on
Rep. Driehaus speaks about the late former Minority House Leader William Mallory with his sons watching on
 Rep. Driehaus (third from right) takes oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Driehaus (third from right) takes oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
State Rep. Denise Driehaus calling for action on statewide heroin and opioid emergency with Senate Leader Joe Schiavoni
State Rep. Denise Driehaus calling for action on statewide heroin and opioid emergency with Senate Leader Joe Schiavoni
 Rep. Denise Driehaus with Reps. Antonio, Johnson and Senate Leader Joe Schiavoni calling for action on Ohio's statewide heroin and opioid emergency
Rep. Denise Driehaus with Reps. Antonio, Johnson and Senate Leader Joe Schiavoni calling for action on Ohio's statewide heroin and opioid emergency
 Reps. Driehaus and Redfern with Legislative Director Andy DiPalma
Reps. Driehaus and Redfern with Legislative Director Andy DiPalma
Reps. Driehaus and Fedor
Reps. Driehaus and Fedor
 Reps. Driehaus and Strahorn
Reps. Driehaus and Strahorn
 Reps. Driehaus, Perales and Strahorn
Reps. Driehaus, Perales and Strahorn
Rep. Driehaus unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
Rep. Driehaus unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
 Rep. Driehaus speaks to the attendees of Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Driehaus speaks to the attendees of Women's Lobby Day
 Women's Lobby Day
Women's Lobby Day
Reps. Driehaus, Barborak and Antonio
Reps. Driehaus, Barborak and Antonio
 Reps. Driehaus and Barborak at a union event outside of the Statehouse
Reps. Driehaus and Barborak at a union event outside of the Statehouse
 Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
Rep. Driehaus speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Driehaus speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
 Rep. Lundy signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Lundy signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Driehaus presents a Resolution to UC Track and Field Athletes
Rep. Driehaus presents a Resolution to UC Track and Field Athletes
House Session
House Session
 Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
 Rep. Driehaus presents a Resolution to UC Track and Field Athletes
Rep. Driehaus presents a Resolution to UC Track and Field Athletes
Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
 Rep. Driehaus (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Driehaus (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference highlighting the number of voter suppression cases that were overlooked by Secretary of State Husted
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference highlighting the number of voter suppression cases that were overlooked by Secretary of State Husted
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
 Rep. Driehaus looks on as Ohio youth share their stories of being shuffled through the the child protective system in order to receive access to the behavioral and developmental services they needed
Rep. Driehaus looks on as Ohio youth share their stories of being shuffled through the the child protective system in order to receive access to the behavioral and developmental services they needed
 
 

Denise Driehaus (D-Clifton) is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati and is honored to serve her hometown as representative for Ohio’s 31st House district.

Prior to her election, Rep. Driehaus co-owned two independent businesses. Her small business background allows her to understand many of the hurdles facing small businesses and economic development. Her expertise and experience has been instrumental in her advocacy for increased job opportunities and economic development policies.

A passionate advocate for education, Rep. Driehaus co-sponsored a bill to expand Cincinnati’s Community ...

 
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Representative Driehaus Serves In the Following Committees :

Economic and Workforce DevelopmentFinanceConference Committee on HB64Ways and Means
 
 
 
 

10.31.16 - Driehaus: State Investment In Local STEM Programs Will Help Meet Demand Of Emerging Sectors Of Economy

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today announced the release of just over $188,922 in state funds to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College for lab equipment upgrades for the school’s mechanical engineering programs. 

“This state investment will help to ensure we’re closer to meeting the demand for professionals in the emerging high-tech sectors of our economy,” said Driehaus. “As modern technology continues to advance, we must equip Ohio students with the technological know-how and the skills they need to compete for good-paying jobs. I applaud this partnership between the state and local educators in their continued dedication to ensure access to quality education for the industry leaders of tomorrow.”   

 
 

10.17.16 - Historic Underground Railroad Site To Undergo $1M Renovation

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today announced the release of approximately $1 million in state funds to the Ohio History Connection for the restoration of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Built in the early 1830s, the historic home of the famous author and abolitionist will receive both interior and exterior rehabilitation work to help preserve the building’s integrity for future generations of visitors.

 
 

10.12.16 - Driehaus Announces $4.5M Loan For Hamilton County Sewer Project

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today announced Hamilton County will receive a $4.5 million low-interest loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finance the White Street area sewer separation project. When complete, the project will separate storm and sanitary sewer systems and improve infrastructure and water quality.

“Not only will this project update an overwhelmed and outdated section of the sewer system, it will prevent millions of gallons of untreated water from entering Cincinnati’s waterways while saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Driehaus. “Investing now will give us a strategic advantage in the future. Businesses and citizens rely on having strong, safe infrastructure every day.”

 
 

09.28.16 - Dem Lawmakers Say State Can, Should Do More To Combat Statewide Opioid Emergency

 

Democratic lawmakers from the Ohio House and Senate held a press conference today pushing for legislative action to combat the worsening statewide opioid emergency. Senate Democratic Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and state Reps. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) and Greta Johnson (D-Akron) pushed for the legislature and the governor to finish work on Senate Bill (SB) 319, opioid and heroin omnibus legislation that the Senate passed before the summer recess but has since stalled in the House.

“Senate Bill 319— which helps decrease the availability of opioids throughout Ohio— is a good piece of legislation, and I was proud to support it,” said Schiavoni. “However, we know there is much more work to be done. Communities have experienced a troubling number of overdoses this summer. The public is calling for action, and it’s time we equip them with the resources they need to fight this epidemic.”

 
 
 

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Representative Denise Driehaus
District 31
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5786
Fax      (614) 719-3585
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Hometown : Cincinnati
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another term