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

09.14.16 - Democratic Lawmakers Call For End To Outsized Corporate Influence On Democracy

 

State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid), Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) and state Sen. Mike Skindell (D-Lakewood) joined local advocates and elected officials today in South Euclid, Ohio to highlight pending legislation that calls for amending the U.S. Constitution and eliminate First Amendment protections for corporate personhood, abolishing the notion that money is equated to speech. The lawmakers are introducing a statewide resolution in the Ohio legislature to support the proposed federal amendment.

“Our democracy has been pushed out of balance by allowing a very small group of extremely wealthy individuals to essentially take control of our political system to speak for the general public,” said Antonio. “Our country was founded on a government created of the people, by the people, for the people. It’s time to make the people’s voice just as strong and forceful as private corporations in the election process.”

 
 

09.09.16 - Rep. Antonio Reacts To Denial Of Ohio's Medicaid Waiver Application

 

Ohio House Health and Aging Ranking Member and State Representative Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) denial of the state’s request to charge premiums for Ohio’s Medicaid Program, regardless of age. The federal decision cited concerns that such charges undermine access to coverage and the affordability of care, and do not support the objectives of the Medicaid program.

“On behalf of the thousands of low-income parents, foster care youth and beneficiaries with breast and cervical cancer, I am pleased to hear of the CMS decision to deny Ohio’s special demonstration project waiver application, which would have imposed additional premiums for those insured by Medicaid or Medicare,” said Antonio. “In the denial letter, CMS officials identified the same concerns that House Democratic lawmakers noted as fundamental flaws in the request to change Ohio’s Medicaid program by requiring premiums and excluding individuals from care indefinitely if they failed to pay premiums and all arrears premium payments. I hope this decision is a step toward evidence-based policy solutions that aim to improve the overall health of our state and all of its citizens.”

 
 

08.17.16 - Rep. Antonio Calls On Kasich To Reverse Cuts To Early Childhood Education

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) today called on Gov. Kasich to put a stop to an administrative rule change that would leave child care centers across the state with fewer resources to provide critical enrichment opportunities to vulnerable, low-income Ohio children and their families.

The state estimates the rule change will cut $12 million in state funding to pre-school providers throughout Ohio, not counting hundreds of millions of lost dollars in federal grants for early childhood programs. 

 
 

08.08.16 - Antonio: Over $1M To Push Lakewood Schools Renovation To Final Construction Phase

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) recently announced the release of $1,392,709 for the Lakewood City School District Master Facility Plan Amendment.

“This additional funding is essential to completing a 13-year long project to establish top-of-the-line education facilities and increase technological support in the classroom,” said Antonio. “Lakewood City Schools have long been recognized for excellence in academics, community service, the arts and sports, and will soon be recognized for having some of the best facilities across the state. I look forward to the completion of this project and the positive impact it will provide for the learning experience of both students and teachers.”

 
 
 
 

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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