Rep. Antonio works with Democratic colleagues during House Session
Rep. Antonio works with Democratic colleagues during House Session
 Rep. Antonio speaking at a press conference on Medicaid
Rep. Antonio speaking at a press conference on Medicaid
 Rep. Antonio with Rep. Strahorn and Sen. Turner
Rep. Antonio with Rep. Strahorn and Sen. Turner
Rep. Antonio speaking during Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio speaking during Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during Session
Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during Session
Rep. Antonio presents a resolution to the Niagara Foundation
Rep. Antonio presents a resolution to the Niagara Foundation
 Rep. Antonio poses with Democratic colleagues after the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationally
Rep. Antonio poses with Democratic colleagues after the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationally
 Rep. Antonio on the House floor during Opening Day ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Antonio on the House floor during Opening Day ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Antonio joins Reps. Celebrezze and Boyce as members of the 131st General Assembly Minority Leadership team
Rep. Antonio joins Reps. Celebrezze and Boyce as members of the 131st General Assembly Minority Leadership team
 Rep. Antonio (center) takes the oath of office with fellow members of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Antonio (center) takes the oath of office with fellow members of the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Antonio presents her legislative aide the Employee of the Quarter Award
Rep. Antonio presents her legislative aide the Employee of the Quarter Award
Minority Whip Rep. Antonio poses with her leadership team
Minority Whip Rep. Antonio poses with her leadership team
 Rep. Antonio speaks to a room of working people at a labor town hall in Cleveland
Rep. Antonio speaks to a room of working people at a labor town hall in Cleveland
 Rep. Antonio speaking with a constituent at a worker's rights town hall in Cleveland
Rep. Antonio speaking with a constituent at a worker's rights town hall in Cleveland
Rep. Antonio and House Democrats "stand with Planned Parenthood"
Rep. Antonio and House Democrats "stand with Planned Parenthood"
 Rep. Antonio hosts a news conference with advocates on women's access to reproductive healthcare
Rep. Antonio hosts a news conference with advocates on women's access to reproductive healthcare
 Rep. Antonio (center) with Reps. Howse (left) and Clyde (right) after their segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Antonio (center) with Reps. Howse (left) and Clyde (right) after their segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Antonio speaking at a news conference on clean air and the environment
Rep. Antonio speaking at a news conference on clean air and the environment
 Rep. Antonio at a women's access to healthcare news conference
Rep. Antonio at a women's access to healthcare news conference
 Rep. Antonio speaking at news conference with colleagues on legislation to abolish the death penalty
Rep. Antonio speaking at news conference with colleagues on legislation to abolish the death penalty
Rep. Antonio with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus during "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Antonio with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus during "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Reps. Antonio and Sprague introduce HB 248 to combat opioid abuse
Reps. Antonio and Sprague introduce HB 248 to combat opioid abuse
 Rep. Antonio speaking at a news conference on behalf of the Ohio Fairness Act
Rep. Antonio speaking at a news conference on behalf of the Ohio Fairness Act
Rep. Antonio hosting an Ohio In Focus segment to discuss the Equal Pay Act
Rep. Antonio hosting an Ohio In Focus segment to discuss the Equal Pay Act
 Rep. Antonio presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
Rep. Antonio presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
 Rep. Antonio speaks out against proposals that attack Ohio women's reproductive health care contained in the budget
Rep. Antonio speaks out against proposals that attack Ohio women's reproductive health care contained in the budget
Rep. Antonio with former Rep. Nancy Garland at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio with former Rep. Nancy Garland at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during session
Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during session
 Rep. Antonio at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Antonio at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Antonio speaks at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio speaks at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
 Rep. Antonio presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
Rep. Antonio presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
 Rep. Antonio speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Antonio speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Antonio speaks at a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Antonio speaks at a Women's Rights Rally
 Rep. Antonio speaks to Women's Rights advocates
Rep. Antonio speaks to Women's Rights advocates
 Rep. Antonio speaks to union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Antonio speaks to union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Antonio speaks out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood
Rep. Antonio speaks out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood
 Rep. Antonio speaking at a press conference on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget
Rep. Antonio speaking at a press conference on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget
 Rep. Antonio introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
Rep. Antonio introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
Rep. Antonio discusses the negative effects of removing Medicaid expansion from the Budget Bill.
Rep. Antonio discusses the negative effects of removing Medicaid expansion from the Budget Bill.
 Rep. Antonio addresses members of the House
Rep. Antonio addresses members of the House
 Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
 

State Representative Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) is honored to be serving her third term in the Ohio House of Representatives as Democratic Whip for the 131st General Assembly. House District 13 includes the city of Lakewood in its entirety and parts of Cleveland’s West Side including the Detroit Shoreway (Gordon Square Arts District), the Stockyards, West Boulevard, Cuddell, the Village of Linndale, and a section of Ohio City neighborhoods. Representative Antonio is a civic minded public servant who is concerned with the quality of life of those around her and has been a social justice advocate worki...

 
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Representative Antonio Serves In the Following Committees :

FinanceFinance Subcommittee on Health and Human ServicesHealth and AgingRules and Reference
 
 
 
 
Reps. Antonio and Hagan discuss Gov. Kasich's Controversial State Park Fracking Proposal
State of Ohio with Rep. Antonio speaking on the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide

12.07.16 - Antonio: Legislature Sends Opioid Omnibus Legislation To Governor's Desk After Summer Of Silence

 

The Ohio House today put the final stamp of approval on opioid omnibus legislation after months of inaction during the rapidly growing opioid addiction crisis. Ohio was recently identified as the national leader in opioid and heroin overdose deaths by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s analysis of U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Data.

“If politics is getting in the way of calling this epidemic what it is – a statewide emergency, we should at least be willing to address families, first responders and treatment providers with the sense of urgency and respect that they deserve,” said House Democratic Whip Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood). “As we lead the nation in heroin deaths, we cannot afford to wait one more day.”

The legislation, Senate Bill 319, passed after a trio of amendments from Democratic lawmakers to provide much-needed emergency funding and allow immediate implementation of the bill were rejected by GOP lawmakers. 

 
 

12.07.16 - Antonio: Eleventh-hour Lawmaking Brings Strictest Abortion Ban In The Nation To Kasich's Desk

 

Eleventh-hour lawmaking brought the strictest abortion ban in the nation to Gov. John Kasich’s desk this evening, for his signature into law. With U.S. Senate inaction giving way to a pending U.S. Supreme Court justice appointment from President-elect Donald Trump, Ohio Republicans appear to be counting on a new federal bench to re-litigate the constitutionality of their attacks on women’s health care. But Roe v. Wade is settled law upheld most recently by the Whole Women’s Health decision which overturned undue burdens on women’s access to abortion.

The unprecedented six-week abortion ban was amended into House Bill 493, legislation that strengthens Ohio’s child abuse reporting system. The last-minute amendment comes as the legislature closes out the 131st General Assembly on Thursday. 

“This vote says to the women of Ohio that legislators do not trust your ability to make personal decisions. Legislators should not practice medicine without a license. We need to respect the constitutionally protected right to privacy and honor women's decision making ability. House Democratic lawmakers call on Governor Kasich to immediately veto this extreme and unconstitutional restriction.” –House Democratic Whip Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood)

 
 

12.05.16 - Antonio: Complex Bridge Rehab Project Moves Forward

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) today announced the release of $345,287 in state funding to complete construction contract plans for the rehabilitation of the State Route 176 southbound bridge over Interstate Route 71 southbound in Cuyahoga County. The Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending, approved the funding at today’s meeting.

 
 

11.02.16 - Rep. Antonio: Kasich Should Focus On Ohio's Heroin Emergency Before Sending Manpower To North

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio(D-Lakewood) today issued the following statement responding to Gov. John Kasich’s decision to send state highway patrol to help tamp down the growing controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline:

“If the governor wants to truly be responsive to an emergency, he need not look beyond his home state. Communities across Ohio are in desperate need of additional resources to combat the growing opioid crisis that has already claimed an historic number of Ohio lives. First responders, treatment providers and local law enforcement have been stretched perilously thin by the opioid and heroin crisis, but so far the governor has refused to free up critical additional state resources by recognizing the crisis for the statewide emergency that it is. 

 
 
 
 

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Representative Nickie J. Antonio
District 13
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5921
Fax      (614) 719-3913
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Leadership Position : Minority Whip
Hometown : Lakewood
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term