Rep. Kent pictured with family after being sworn in the 132nd General Assembly
Rep. Kent pictured with family after being sworn in the 132nd General Assembly
 Rep. Kent addresses an audience during the 2017 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Kent addresses an audience during the 2017 OLBC Day of Action
 Rep. Kent responds to community advocates at the 2017 Day of Action
Rep. Kent responds to community advocates at the 2017 Day of Action
 

Rep. Kent was born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana, a steel mill union city. Her parents, like many African Americans of the time, migrated from the South for better opportunities in the North. Her father could not read or write. Her mother went to the third grade, and yet, they bought a home and raised five children. All children graduated from high school and two went on to graduate from Central State University. Rep. Kent’s husband, whose own father was a Tuskegee Airman, served his country as a Green Beret in Vietnam. 

Hers is the living story of the American Dream. First her parents...

 
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10.16.17 - Rep. Kent Statement On Deadly Bombing In Somalia

 

State Rep. Bernadine Kennedy Kent (D-Columbus) today released the following statement in the aftermath of bombings in Somalia where some 300 people have been reported dead and many more injured: 

 
 

10.12.17 - Kent Bill Mandating Peace Officers To Report Child Abuse Passes Committee

 

State Rep. Bernadine Kennedy Kent (D-Columbus) today announced that House Bill 137, legislation to require peace officers to report child abuse or neglect, was passed unanimously by the House Criminal Justice Committee.

 
 

10.02.17 - Kennedy Kent Grieves With Families, Heralds Work Of Law Enforcement Following Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

 

State Rep. Bernadine Kennedy Kent (D-Columbus) today released the following statement in response to the deadly Las Vegas Strip shooting which claimed the lives of at least 50 people and injured hundreds:

"I am shocked and dismayed at the latest attack in Las Vegas. With more than fifty killed and 200 injured, the media is calling this attack the ‘deadliest’ shooting in U.S. History.  My heart goes out to the many victims and their families, who I can only imagine feel hopeless, alone, and motionless as they struggle to cope with the unbearably unexpected.

“I am thankful to law enforcement for fighting to protect one of our most basic human needs – safety. Though our instinct is to run away from gunfire and bullets, our law enforcement officers run toward the sound of gunfire to save lives; and for that, we are extremely grateful.”

 
 

09.22.17 - Kennedy Kent Announces Local Efforts Underway To Assist In Hurricane Maria Aftermath

 

In the face of massive devastation surrounding Puerto Rica from Hurricane Maria, state Rep. Kennedy Kent (D-Columbus) today announced local efforts in Franklin County to help provide some relief to the U.S. Territory residents.

 
 
 
Representative Bernadine Kennedy Kent
District 25
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5343
Fax      (614) 719-3581
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Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term