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 gives an impassioned speech on voting rights bills
Rep. Clyde gives an impassioned speech on voting rights bills
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
 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 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 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 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
 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
 House Session
House Session
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 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
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
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
 Reps. Clyde and Lundy with Senator Skindell during Joint Session
Reps. Clyde and Lundy with Senator Skindell during Joint Session
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
 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.
 
 

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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05.18.15 - Rep. Clyde Announces Funding For REDIzone Program, Infrastructure Improvements At Northeast Ohio Medical University

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced over $356,000 in state funds for investments in research technology and infrastructure improvements at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

 
 

05.15.15 - Clyde Applauds Lawsuit Challenging String Of Ohio Voting Restrictions

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today released the statement below in support of a new lawsuit against Ohio voting restrictions. Rep. Clyde vigorously and vocally opposed the restrictions when they were enacted during the last General Assembly.  

"I fully support this challenge to the GOP voting restrictions that my colleagues and I vigorously opposed when they were passed during the last two years. We warned Republicans that Senate Bill 238’s cuts to early voting would create unequal early voting capacity among counties. We warned early voting restrictions would disproportionately harm certain groups of voters such as women, minorities, and low-income voters. We warned that cutting same day registration was unnecessary to solve any problem in Ohio and would hurt first-time voters, like students.

 
 

05.08.15 - Clyde Announces House Bill 181, The Registration Modernization Act

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced the formal introduction of House Bill 181, the Registration Modernization Act, which will modernize voter registration in Ohio and potentially add over 1 million people to the voting rolls. The bill was referred to the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee of which Rep. Clyde is the ranking minority member.

“I am proud to offer HB 181, the Registration Modernization Act, to make the first step to the ballot box much easier for all Ohioans,” said Rep. Clyde. “There is a wide gap between the haves and have-nots in this country and voting access should not fall into that gap. We can move toward greater equality and a healthier democracy by welcoming and empowering every Ohioan to vote.”

The Registration Modernization Act will do the following:

-          Automatically register to vote all Ohioans with a drivers’ license or state ID.

-          Automatically register to vote all Ohioans who interact with Jobs and Family Services offices and other agencies designated by the federal Motor Voter law.

-          Automatically register to vote all graduating Ohio high school students who are eligible to vote.

-          Allow every person 21 days to opt out of voter registration in person or by mail.

-          Provide online voter registration for all eligible Ohioans, not just those with a photo ID.

-          Potentially add over 1 million eligible Ohioans to the voting rolls and update thousands more.

-          Fix Ohio’s long-standing failure to comply with the federal Motor Voter law.

The bill is modeled on voter registration modernizing provisions passed by the House six years ago in House Bill 260 as well as the recent Automatic Registration legislation adopted by the state of Oregon.

Sen. Kenny Yuko has introduced a companion bill, SB 158, in the Senate. 

 
 

04.24.15 - Clyde And Yuko To Introduce Registration Modernization Act

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) and Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) will soon introduce legislation to modernize voter registration in Ohio and potentially add over 1 million people to the voting rolls. Ohio continues to struggle to implement federal Motor Voter laws.  This bill will fix those problems and automate voter registration for graduating high school students as well.

 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

HB 181HB 193    

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

Resolutions Cosponsor

 
 
 
 
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
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Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term