Rep. Driehaus with a constituent that shared the hardships of growing up as a multi-system youth during a news conference
Rep. Driehaus with a constituent that shared the hardships of growing up as a multi-system youth during a news conference
 Rep. Driehaus Presenting Resolution to UC Football Team
Rep. Driehaus Presenting Resolution to UC Football Team
 Rep. Driehaus (center) at bill signing for HB 110, a bipartisan measure to address opiod overdoses
Rep. Driehaus (center) at bill signing for HB 110, a bipartisan measure to address opiod overdoses
Rep. Driehaus calls for a restoration of civility to American politics and public discourse following the NCID "Revive Civility" campaign
Rep. Driehaus calls for a restoration of civility to American politics and public discourse following the NCID "Revive Civility" campaign
 Rep. Driehaus (right) joins Reps. Bishoff (center) and Patterson (left) after taking oath of office
Rep. Driehaus (right) joins Reps. Bishoff (center) and Patterson (left) after taking oath of office
 Rep. Driehaus speaks to Rep. Carney on the House floor
Rep. Driehaus speaks to Rep. Carney on the House floor
Rep. Driehaus presents the UC dance team with a House Resolution
Rep. Driehaus presents the UC dance team with a House Resolution
 Rep. Driehaus speaks during session about a piece of legislation
Rep. Driehaus speaks during session about a piece of legislation
 Rep. Driehaus (center) attends Testimony Tuesday to rally for voter rights
Rep. Driehaus (center) attends Testimony Tuesday to rally for voter rights
Rep. Driehaus honors the UC Hip Hop Dance team with a House Resolution
Rep. Driehaus honors the UC Hip Hop Dance team with a House Resolution
 Rep. Driehaus speaks with Rep. Strahorn during House Session
Rep. Driehaus speaks with Rep. Strahorn during House Session
 Rep. Foley offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Foley offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Driehaus pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Rep. Driehaus pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
 Rep. Driehaus speaks about the late former Minority House Leader William Mallory with his sons watching on
Rep. Driehaus speaks about the late former Minority House Leader William Mallory with his sons watching on
 Rep. Driehaus (third from right) takes oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Driehaus (third from right) takes oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Reps. Driehaus and Redfern with Legislative Director Andy DiPalma
Reps. Driehaus and Redfern with Legislative Director Andy DiPalma
 Reps. Driehaus and Fedor
Reps. Driehaus and Fedor
 Reps. Driehaus and Strahorn
Reps. Driehaus and Strahorn
Reps. Driehaus, Perales and Strahorn
Reps. Driehaus, Perales and Strahorn
 Rep. Driehaus unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
Rep. Driehaus unveils the JobsOhio Accountability Act
 Rep. Driehaus speaks to the attendees of Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Driehaus speaks to the attendees of Women's Lobby Day
Women's Lobby Day
Women's Lobby Day
 Reps. Driehaus, Barborak and Antonio
Reps. Driehaus, Barborak and Antonio
 Reps. Driehaus and Barborak at a union event outside of the Statehouse
Reps. Driehaus and Barborak at a union event outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
 Rep. Driehaus speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Driehaus speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
 Rep. Lundy signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Lundy signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Driehaus presents a Resolution to UC Track and Field Athletes
Rep. Driehaus presents a Resolution to UC Track and Field Athletes
 House Session
House Session
 Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
Rep. Driehaus presents a Resolution to UC Track and Field Athletes
Rep. Driehaus presents a Resolution to UC Track and Field Athletes
 Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
Press Conference on Gov. Kasich's Proposed Budget
 Rep. Driehaus (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Driehaus (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference highlighting the number of voter suppression cases that were overlooked by Secretary of State Husted
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference highlighting the number of voter suppression cases that were overlooked by Secretary of State Husted
 Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
Rep. Driehaus speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
 Rep. Driehaus looks on as Ohio youth share their stories of being shuffled through the the child protective system in order to receive access to the behavioral and developmental services they needed
Rep. Driehaus looks on as Ohio youth share their stories of being shuffled through the the child protective system in order to receive access to the behavioral and developmental services they needed
 

Denise Driehaus (D-Clifton) is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati and is honored to serve her hometown as representative for Ohio’s 31st House district.

Prior to her election, Rep. Driehaus co-owned two independent businesses. Her small business background allows her to understand many of the hurdles facing small businesses and economic development. She has fought tirelessly to increase visibility for these issues.

A passionate advocate for education, Rep. Driehaus co-sponsored a bill to expand Cincinnati’s Community Learning Center (CLC) model statewide (HB 70), which became law. Si...

 
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Representative Driehaus Serves In the Following Committees :

Economic and Workforce DevelopmentFinanceConference Committee on HB64Ways and Means
 
 
 
 

09.13.16 - Driehaus Announces New Good Samaritan Statewide Law To Save Lives From Overdose Deaths

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus is providing a public service announcement on Ohio's new Good Samaritan Law. The law protects people from prosecution or punisnhment when they call 911 for help treating an opioid overdose.

 
 

09.12.16 - Driehaus: Tomorrow, Good Samaritan Bill Can Start Saving Ohio Lives

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Clifton) today released the following statement encourage citizens to become aware of Ohio’s new Good Samaritan Law which takes effect tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 13:

“As Ohio’s opioid epidemic reaches statewide emergency levels, it is now more important than ever that people don’t second guess doing the right thing. That is why I am pleased to announce my bipartisan Good Samaritan law takes effect statewide tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13. Now, if any Ohioan suspects a friend, family member or loved one is overdosing, they can call 911 immediately – free from fear that they will be punished or prosecuted for getting someone the help they need when they need it. I encourage all citizens to take that first step and make an emergency call for help when someone’s life is on the line.”  

 
 

08.26.16 - Driehaus Calls On Kasich To Declare Public Health Crisis, Release Emergency Response Funds To Combat Heroin Crisis

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today called for emergency state funding to be made available for local communities to combat the rapidly intensifying opioid abuse epidemic in Ohio. The state lawmaker’s call immediately follows after Gov. John Kasich delivered a speech on what he sees as the state’s success in dealing with the drug abuse crisis, but also as the Southwest corner of the state experienced a spike in heroin-related overdoses this week.

 
 

08.22.16 - Driehaus Announces Nearly $13M More From State To Renovate Historic University Health Building

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today announced the release of $12.9 million in state funds to assist the University of Cincinnati in renovating the historic Health Professions Building located on the university’s medical campus in Corryville. The funds will allow the university to hire Messer Construction co. to perform risk management services to ensure the project is delivered within its budget. Driehaus announced $6 million from the state in June for initial construction costs.

“The University of Cincinnati has an important history of educating the future leaders of the healthcare industry,” said Driehaus. “I am pleased that the university and state are successfully partnering to both preserve a historic structure and provide students with a cutting edge learning environment.” 

 
 
 

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Representative Denise Driehaus
District 31
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5786
Fax      (614) 719-3585
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Hometown : Cincinnati
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another term