Rep. Kelly speaking at a press conference with Rep. Smith, the Center for American Progress and Policy Matters Ohio to discuss new employee overtime wage protection legislation for all Ohioans
Rep. Kelly speaking at a press conference with Rep. Smith, the Center for American Progress and Policy Matters Ohio to discuss new employee overtime wage protection legislation for all Ohioans
 Rep. Kelly speaking on a panel during Nurses Day 2018 at the Statehouse
Rep. Kelly speaking on a panel during Nurses Day 2018 at the Statehouse
 Rep. Kelly with Senators Schiavoni and Thomas speaking at a news conference on raising Ohio's minimum wage
Rep. Kelly with Senators Schiavoni and Thomas speaking at a news conference on raising Ohio's minimum wage
Rep. Kelly speaks during the 2017 Budget Town Hall
Rep. Kelly speaks during the 2017 Budget Town Hall
 Rep. Kelly speaks on the House floor during session
Rep. Kelly speaks on the House floor during session
 Rep. Kelly speaks with Fraternal Order of the Police president, Jay McDonald
Rep. Kelly speaks with Fraternal Order of the Police president, Jay McDonald
Rep. Kelly on her first session day of the 132nd General Assembly with former Rep. Driehaus
Rep. Kelly on her first session day of the 132nd General Assembly with former Rep. Driehaus
 
 

Born and raised in Norwood, Rep. Brigid Kelly learned early on the importance of a strong community. 

Brigid attended Saint Ursula Academy, earned an undergraduate degree from Xavier University, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati.  As a former city council member in Norwood and current representative for men and women at the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), Brigid wants to build on the experience she’s gained from both her professional and personal life to help improve the lives of everyday Ohioans. 

 

 
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12.05.18 - Kelly Commends Passage Of Tax Bill That Includes Feminine Hygiene Product Exemption

 

State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the House for including language that exempts feminine hygiene products from state sales tax under House Bill (HB) 545, a larger tax-related bill which passed the Ohio House this afternoon. The provision came out of HB 61, introduced by Kelly and former state Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) in February 2017.

“Eliminating the tampon tax will put more money into the pockets of women, in-turn strengthening the families they support and nurture,” said Kelly. “I am thankful we were able to come together to even the playing field for women, girls and families on medically necessary products. No one should face extra economic challenges simply because of their gender.”

 
 

11.15.18 - Kelly: House Passes Strictest Abortion Ban In The Nation During First Week Back At Work

 

The Republican-controlled Ohio House today passed House Bill (HB) 258, legislation that would prohibit an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which could be as early as six weeks of pregnancy— long before most women even know they are pregnant. 

 
 

11.14.18 - Kelly Pushes For Commonsense Gun Safety As GOP Passes So-called Stand Your Ground Bill

 

Ohio House Democratic state lawmakers today voted against House Bill (HB) 228, the so-called Stand Your Ground bill, a Republican-sponsored effort to loosen gun safety standards by reducing firearm offenses, making it harder to prosecute gun violence cases and preempting local authority to enact commonsense safety protections for Ohio families. 

"Thousands of students, moms, families – and even our own Republican Governor – have asked us to put commonsense gun safety laws in place. But this isn’t commonsense, it’s nonsense that will cost us lives and increase gun violence," said House Assistant Minority Whip Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati). "We want safe streets and neighborhoods, but this bill makes us all less safe."

 
 

10.15.18 - Kelly Recognizes International Central Service Week

 

State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced the beginning of International Central Service Week. The annual celebration starts the second Sunday in October, honoring central service professionals responsible for decontaminating, cleaning and sterilizing surgical instruments prior to use.

“Central service professionals play a critical, yet often overlooked, role in our healthcare system,” said Kelly. “Through their unwavering commitment to patient safety and health, these men and women ensure that surgeries and procedures are performed effectively and without delay. If you or someone you love has ever undergone an operation, a central service professional was instrumental in its success.”

 
 
 

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Representative Brigid Kelly
District 31
77 S. High ST
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5786
Fax      (614) 719-3585
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Leadership Position : Assistant Minority Whip
Hometown : Cincinnati
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term