Bernadine Kennedy Kent Sworn In As State Representative
Takes seat in Ohio House of Representatives for Franklin County's 25th district

Bernadine Kennedy Kent (D-Columbus) was officially sworn in to the Ohio House of Representatives earlier this week as state representative for the 25th House District. Kennedy Kent, elected to her first House term in November, will serve the citizens in parts of northeast Columbus. 

“I am looking forward to advocating at the Statehouse for policies that will strengthen Ohio’s public education system and help prepare our young people and communities to not only succeed, but excel,” said Kennedy Kent.

Kennedy Kent has been involved in public education in Ohio for over twenty years, first as a teacher and later as an assistant principal for Columbus City Schools, where she was voted as “Educator of the Year” in 1999. Kennedy Kent later continued to advocate for the rights, protection and safety of children as the founder of Parent Advocates for Students in Schools (P.A.S.S.). 

A graduate of Central State University, Kennedy Kent is the proud wife of James Whitaker and mother of Anthony Kent.

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