Rep. Phillips presents a floor speech regarding the 2014 MBR Bill
Rep. Phillips presents a floor speech regarding the 2014 MBR Bill
 Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
 Rep. Phillips pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Rep. Phillips pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Rep. Phillips presents sponsor testimony to the House Education Committee
Rep. Phillips presents sponsor testimony to the House Education Committee
 Democratic Leadership Team (L to R): Minority Whip Ashford, Assistant Minority Leader Phillips, Assistant Minority Whip Ramos, Minority Leader Heard
Democratic Leadership Team (L to R): Minority Whip Ashford, Assistant Minority Leader Phillips, Assistant Minority Whip Ramos, Minority Leader Heard
 Rep. Phillips discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Phillips discusses the Budget Bill
House Session
House Session
 House Session
House Session
 Women's  Caucus
Women's Caucus
State of the State
State of the State
 Rep. Phillips at the Teacher Town Hall in Lima, Ohio
Rep. Phillips at the Teacher Town Hall in Lima, Ohio
 Rep. Phillips addresses colleagues during House session
Rep. Phillips addresses colleagues during House session
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Phillips as the new Democratic Assistant Leader
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Phillips as the new Democratic Assistant Leader
 Rep. Phillips speaks at a press conference exposing the methodical attacks on voting rights by the Ohio GOP
Rep. Phillips speaks at a press conference exposing the methodical attacks on voting rights by the Ohio GOP
 Rep. Phillips discusses school safety issues at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Phillips discusses school safety issues at Women's Lobby Day
Women's Lobby Day
Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Phillips speaking at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation that House Republicans proposed
Rep. Phillips speaking at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation that House Republicans proposed
 Rep. Phillips Speaking with Press after House Session
Rep. Phillips Speaking with Press after House Session
Finance Subcommittee Discussion
Finance Subcommittee Discussion
 Finance Subcommittee
Finance Subcommittee
 Rep. Phillips presents a Resolution
Rep. Phillips presents a Resolution
Rep. Phillips poses with students from Ohio University's Student Senate
Rep. Phillips poses with students from Ohio University's Student Senate
 Rep. Phillips presents a Resolution
Rep. Phillips presents a Resolution
 Reps. Phillips and Ashford
Reps. Phillips and Ashford
Rep. Phillips with Communications Director Sarah Bender
Rep. Phillips with Communications Director Sarah Bender
 Reps. Phillips and Pillich
Reps. Phillips and Pillich
 Rep. Phillips poses for a Picture with Ohio School Superintendents
Rep. Phillips poses for a Picture with Ohio School Superintendents
Rep. Phillips signs the discharge petition in efforts to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Phillips signs the discharge petition in efforts to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Phillips attends a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Phillips attends a Women's Rights Rally
 Media Roundtable on Education
Media Roundtable on Education
Rep. Phillips discusses voting bills on the floor of the House of Representatives
Rep. Phillips discusses voting bills on the floor of the House of Representatives
 
 

State Representative Debbie Phillips (D-Albany) is serving her third term for the 94th Ohio House District, which includes Meigs, parts of Athens, Washington and Vinton Counties. The 94th Ohio House District is also home to Ohio University and Hocking College.

 
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03.20.14 - State Rep. Phillips' School Safety Drills Bill Passes Ohio House

 

On Wednesday, the Ohio House passed House Bill 178, sponsored by State Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-Albany). The legislation, which now heads to the Ohio Senate, would increase the number of school safety drills from one to three, with an additional session for teachers and staff. The proposed changes allow for coordination with local law enforcement.

 
 

02.25.14 - Rep. Phillips: Real State Of The State Different From Gov. Kasich's

 

State Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-Albany) listened to Gov. Kasich lay out his priorities and recap past policies during his State of the State address in Medina on Monday. Gov. Kasich used the Medina venue as an opportunity to discuss a state economy that has come to a grinding halt over the last year. Ohio trailed the nation in job creation over the last year, leaving 416,000 Ohioans unemployed. Ohio is one of four states in the country whose economy is not expanding according to the Federal Reserve, and Ohio finished 2013 in the bottom five states in the nation for job creation.

 
 

12.20.13 - Rep. Debbie Phillips: Top-Down Economics Moving Ohio In Wrong Direction

 

The state jobs report  for Nov. was released today, showing Ohio well-above the national unemployment rate with 427,000 Ohioans still looking for work. The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace since late 2011, but Ohio lost 12,000 jobs last month and the state’s unemployment rate continues to trend much higher than last year. State Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-Albany) released the following statement in response to the news:

“As the U.S. economy expands at the fastest pace since 2011, the number of unemployed Ohioans remains at an abysmal 427,000. Gov. Kasich’s top-down economic policies are in full-effect, and it’s no coincidence that Ohio was number 1 in the  nation for job loss in November. Ohio is moving in the wrong direction. Instead of catering to special interests, we should be prioritizing our middle class families, investing in our schools and communities and restoring accountability to the failing so-called economic development agency JobsOhio.”

 
 

12.18.13 - Rep. Debbie Phillips: GOP's Economic Priorities Highlight What's Wrong With Our Economy

 

Today, Gov. Kasich, Speaker Batchelder and President Faber spoke to members of the business community during a year-in-review speech at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. State Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-Athens) released the following statement in response to today’s speech:

“Ohio is 44th in the nation for job creation; unemployment is at 7.5 percent-- significantly higher than the national average. Governor Kasich and Ohio’s GOP elected officials need an economic reality check. Instead of prioritizing millionaires and special interests, Ohio needs to grow our economy by putting working and middle class families first.  What we heard today is more of the same failed trickle-down policies, which knocked Ohio back down just when we were starting on the road to recovery.”

 
 
 
Representative Debbie Phillips
District 94
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-2158
Fax      (614) 719-6992
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Leadership Position : Assistant Minority Leader
Hometown : Albany
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Eligible to run for another term