Rep. Clyde calls for an end to voter ID policies that will limit access to voting and cost Ohio's taxpayers millions to implement.
Rep. Clyde calls for an end to voter ID policies that will limit access to voting and cost Ohio's taxpayers millions to implement.
 Teachers' Town Hall in Lima, OH
Teachers' Town Hall in Lima, OH
 Rep. Clyde speaks on her resolution to support the "Bring Back Our Girls" Initiative
Rep. Clyde speaks on her resolution to support the "Bring Back Our Girls" Initiative
Rep. Clyde joins members for opening ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Clyde joins members for opening ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Clyde (right) sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Clyde (right) sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Clyde listens to testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee
Rep. Clyde listens to testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee
Rep. Clyde calls for an end to disenfranchising and dehumanizing voters
Rep. Clyde calls for an end to disenfranchising and dehumanizing voters
 Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference exposing the methodical attacks on voting rights by the Ohio GOP
Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference exposing the methodical attacks on voting rights by the Ohio GOP
 Rep. Clyde speaks out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood
Rep. Clyde speaks out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood
Rep. Clyde speaks with Planned Parenthood supporters
Rep. Clyde speaks with Planned Parenthood supporters
 Rep. Clyde introduces legislation to repeal the attacks on women's healthcare in the state budget
Rep. Clyde introduces legislation to repeal the attacks on women's healthcare in the state budget
 Rep. Clyde attends the Women's Healthcare hearing
Rep. Clyde attends the Women's Healthcare hearing
Rep. Clyde poses for a picture with her constituents
Rep. Clyde poses for a picture with her constituents
 Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference seeking action to fix repeated mishandling by BMV of voter registrations
Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference seeking action to fix repeated mishandling by BMV of voter registrations
 Reps. Clyde and Lundy with Senator Skindell during Joint Session
Reps. Clyde and Lundy with Senator Skindell during Joint Session
Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
 Rep. Clyde calls for an end to voter ID policies that will limit access to voting and cost Ohio's taxpayers millions to implement.
Rep. Clyde calls for an end to voter ID policies that will limit access to voting and cost Ohio's taxpayers millions to implement.
 Rep. Clyde speaks at a voting rights press conference
Rep. Clyde speaks at a voting rights press conference
Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference on voting rights
Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference on voting rights
 Reps. Clyde and Johnson speak with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Reps. Clyde and Johnson speak with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Clyde signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Clyde signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Clyde presents a Resolution to the JJ Diven, State Wrestling Champion from Waterloo
Rep. Clyde presents a Resolution to the JJ Diven, State Wrestling Champion from Waterloo
 Reps. Clyde and Turner speak at a press conference calling for the removal of a GOP budget provision that eliminates the requirement that counties have a minimum number of voting machines available for voters.
Reps. Clyde and Turner speak at a press conference calling for the removal of a GOP budget provision that eliminates the requirement that counties have a minimum number of voting machines available for voters.
 Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
Rep. Clyde asks Rep. Johnson to explain the reasoning behind the "Stand Your Ground" provisions in his bill.
Rep. Clyde asks Rep. Johnson to explain the reasoning behind the "Stand Your Ground" provisions in his bill.
 Rep. Clyde discusses domestic violence issues at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Clyde discusses domestic violence issues at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Clyde speaks at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
Rep. Clyde speaks at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Clyde attends a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Clyde attends a Women's Rights Rally
 Rep. Clyde presents a Resolution to the JJ Diven, State Wrestling Champion from Waterloo
Rep. Clyde presents a Resolution to the JJ Diven, State Wrestling Champion from Waterloo
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
 Rep. Clyde speaks to the attendees of Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Clyde speaks to the attendees of Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Clyde speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively affects thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Clyde speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively affects thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Clyde gives an impassioned speech on voting rights bills
Rep. Clyde gives an impassioned speech on voting rights bills
 
 

State Representative Kathleen Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, which covers Central and Southern Portage County.  She serves as Ranking Member on the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. She is also a member of Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission and the Ohio Ballot Board. 

 
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Reps. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) discuss their newest bill, the Ohio Equal Pay Act. Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) hosts this edition of Ohio In Focus.

03.15.17 - Clyde Statement On HB 41, Targeted Attack On Ohio's Early Voters

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement today after the first hearing on House Bill (HB) 41, a bill that targets Ohio’s in-person early voters with a more difficult ID requirement while leaving mail voters’ ID requirement unchanged.

“When a bill like this shows up on the committee schedule, it can look harmless. But if you scratch the surface, you see exactly who it goes after – minority voters, women voters, and Democratic voters who use in-person early voting more than other groups. While purportedly about reducing paperwork, HB 41 is really an attack on an easy voting method that many Ohioans juggling work and family like to use. I’ve served these voters and know there is no need to change the ID requirement on them.

 
 

03.13.17 - Rep. Clyde Announces $615,000 In State Funds For Workforce Development, Kent State Projects

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced nearly $615,000 in state funds for two projects at Kent State University, including the purchase of telemedicine training equipment for the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program and funding for the Rockwell Hall building renovation project.

“Kent State’s leadership in the telemedicine RAPIDS program is changing healthcare in Northeast Ohio,” said Rep. Clyde. “Telemedicine improves health by increasing doctor-patient connectivity and allows medical professionals to treat patients who would otherwise lack access to care.” 

 
 

03.06.17 - Clyde Statement On NEOCH Petition To Bring Lawsuit To U.S. Supreme Court

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement on the heels of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless’ (NEOCH) petition to seek redress in the U.S. Supreme Court:

“I applaud NEOCH and statewide voting rights advocates in their efforts to secure common sense ballot counting procedures at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Sixth and Eleventh Circuits are in conflict on this issue, and a decision must be made to strengthen this pillar of our democracy. Throwing out absentee and provisional ballots of eligible Ohio voters based on trivial, technical errors is disenfranchisement. It disproportionately impacts minority communities and the young and elderly. The Court is our last hope to reign in the excesses of anti-voting GOP lawmakers.”

 
 

03.02.17 - Clyde Statement On LaRose Congressional Redistricting Legislation

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement on Senator LaRose’s Senate Joint Resolution 3, a proposal dealing with congressional redistricting in Ohio:

“Senate Joint Resolution 3 likely arrives too late to get the legislature to approve anything to go before voters. The GOP has dragged its feet on this for three years. This plan is very similar to one that Democrats didn’t like in recent negotiations because it does not sufficiently limit the ability to carve up the state any way the map drawers want to. We could end up with another gerrymandered map where half the vote wins three quarters of the districts. 

 
 
 
 

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Representative Kathleen Clyde
District 75
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-2004
Fax      (614) 719-3968
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Hometown : Kent
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Not eligible to run for another term