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 is in her third term in the Ohio House of Representatives.  She 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 Finance Committee and its Transportation Subcommittee, the Public Utilities 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.

01.18.17 - Rep. Clyde To Attend Women's March In Washington D.C.

 

State Representative Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) will be in attendance at the Women’s March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday January 21, 2017. She will march with Americans from across the country for a platform of equality. Rep. Clyde will be available to the press for comment all day Saturday. 

 
 

01.13.17 - Rep. Clyde Named Legislator Of The Year By Ohio's Election Officials

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) was named Legislator of the Year for 2016 by the Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO) at their annual conference Thursday in Columbus. The OAEO Legislator of the Year Award honors state legislators who have helped promote better elections in Ohio.

“I am truly honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Rep. Clyde. “We’ve worked to promote better elections by expanding access and making voting easier for all Ohioans. That means pursuing an election system where every eligible voter can easily register, stay on the rolls, cast a ballot and have that vote count. I’ll continue to work until that ideal becomes reality in Ohio.” 

 
 

12.13.16 - Rep. Clyde Responds To Kasich Signing Latest Ohio Abortion Ban

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today released the following statement after Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 127 into law, outlawing abortion after 20 weeks in Ohio: 

“Before Roe v. Wade, 5,000 women per year died from lack of access to safe and legal abortion and we are heading right back there. Ohio’s GOP refuses to recognize women as pain-capable people with their own individual freedom and rights. This ban, the eighteenth restriction that Governor Kasich has signed, is an insult to all women and a danger to their health and their lives. Low-income women especially will be harmed as they have limited resources to overcome the many obstacles enacted by our mostly male politicians.” 

 
 

12.09.16 - Legislature Sends Dangerous State Government Shutdown Bill To Governor's Desk

 

In an early Friday morning House session, the Republican-controlled House rubber stamped a sweeping bill that could shut down state government by giving the legislature new power to dissolve executive-branch state agencies. The bill, Senate Bill 329, would force some 25 state agencies every four years to spend extra money and resources to defend against elimination based on a number of factors, including the potential for privatization, and a regulations evaluation against other states. 

"SB 329 comes straight out of the Congressional playbook of government shutdown politics," said Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent). "Brinkmanship is a dangerous way to govern. I hope the governor does the responsible thing and vetoes this reckless piece of legislation."

 
 
 
 

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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 2016 / Eligible to run for another term