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 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
 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 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
 
 

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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05.23.18 - Rep. Kelly Responds To Continued Statehouse Dysfunction

 

Ohio House Assistant Democratic Whip Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) issued the following statement in response to today’s session cancellation notice from House Republicans hours before the House was scheduled to vote on a new Republican speaker:

“Canceling session today and tomorrow is yet another indicator of the chaos and dysfunction hanging over the Statehouse since the former speaker resigned in disgrace. Republican gridlock means we are not spending time on important issues facing working families like higher pay, better jobs, and affordable healthcare. Taxpayers deserve elected officials who work for them, they deserve answers about what’s happening in Columbus, and they deserve real leadership that puts people before politics.”

 
 

04.13.18 - Dem Leader Says Former GOP Speaker's Expedited Resignation Amid FBI Involvement Creates New Questions

 

Ohio House Assistant Democratic Whip Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today responded to former Republican House Speaker cliff Rosenberger’s expedited resignation from the Ohio House amid an FBI investigation into events in which he may have been involved. Rosenberger initially announced he would resign May 1, but late Thursday announced he was resigning immediately.

Kelly says the about face amid outside political-party pressure raises new questions about the legislature’s work and the breadth and depth of the federal investigation. Kelly issued the following statement:

“It is no secret that the people’s work in the state legislature has become overshadowed by suspicions of corruption and violations of the public trust since former Speaker Rosenberger announced he could be part of an FBI investigation. We are hopeful his expedited resignation helps us all get back to work on behalf of the taxpayers sooner, but the truth is, it also creates new questions about how the outside influence of political party pressure during an election year may be dictating the terms, conditions and deadlines of the people’s work in the legislature.

“The former speaker was right – allegations of public corruption and breach of the public’s trust is bigger than one person. That is why, even though one person has resigned, we are concerned that the impact and scope of this investigation remains unclear.” 

 
 

04.03.18 - State Lawmakers, Policy Experts Urge Action On Overtime Pay, Call Out GOP Obstruction

 

State Representatives Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Kent Smith (D- Euclid) today announced legislation to strengthen Ohio’s outdated overtime pay rules. Policy Matters Ohio’s Hannah Halbert, who urged action on the nation’s outdated overtime pay rules, joined them. The event also highlighted how the Trump administration—as well as special interests and Republican officials, including Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine—are obstructing a rule that would ensure that workers are paid fairly for the hours they work.

 
 

04.02.18 - Kelly, Smith Joins Center For American Progress To Detail Statewide Overtime Rule Legislation

 

State Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) will join Center for American Progress and Policy Matters Ohio for a news conference on Tuesday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. in the Harding Senate Press Room to discuss public employee overtime wage protection legislation.

 
 
 

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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