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.

02.24.17 - Clyde Introduces TRUMP Act Requiring Presidential Candidates To Release Tax Returns To Get On Ohio Ballot

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced the introduction of the Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public (TRUMP) Act, legislation requiring candidates for president and vice president to release their tax returns in order to appear on the Ohio ballot.

“To get on our ballot, presidential candidates should have to show us where their money is,” said Rep. Clyde. “Since 1980, every major party candidate for president has released his or her tax returns, until now. Without full disclosure of the President’s assets and debts, Americans have no way to know if he is acting on their behalf or just to enrich himself. All evidence points to pure self-interest— and that’s just what we know about.

 
 

02.09.17 - Clyde Introduces Automatic Voter Registration For Ohio

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced the introduction of House Bill 14, legislation that would enact Automatic Voter Registration in Ohio. This system will require that eligible Ohioans in state and school databases be automatically registered to vote and have their registrations automatically updated unless they choose to opt out. Automatic voter registration could potentially add over 1 million eligible voters to Ohio’s voter rolls.

“Automatic voter registration is a far more sensible way to make the list of eligible voters in Ohio,” said Rep. Clyde. “House Bill 14 will allow Ohioans to be added to the rolls when they do everyday things like get a driver’s license, seek disability services or simply turn eighteen. Antiquated voter registration is a barrier to voting. Aggressive purging of voters is a barrier to voting. Automatic voter registration is the solution.”

 
 

02.03.17 - Clyde Statement On Husted Appeal In Voter Purge Lawsuit

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement in response to an appeal filed today by Secretary of State Jon Husted seeking to continue purging qualified voters from Ohio’s rolls:

“It looks like Secretary Husted is playing right along with President Trump’s lie about voter fraud with this appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Secretary Husted is playing a classic game of deflection. He wants you to believe that he is purging only deceased or duplicate voter registrations from the rolls. In fact, he is purging eligible American citizens from the rolls and taking away their right to vote. It’s an arrogant strike at our democracy. 

 
 

01.31.17 - Rep. Clyde To Lead House Dems On Government Accountability And Oversight Committee

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced she will again serve as the top Democratic member of the Ohio House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. The committee handles elections and voting rights issues introduced in the Ohio House. 

“I am honored to again serve as ranking member on the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee,” said Clyde. “I look forward to working together with my legislative colleagues to promote good government, fairer elections and equal access to the ballot for all.” 

 
 
 
 

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HB 14     

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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