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
 Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
 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
Rep. Driehaus at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Driehaus at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
 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
Reps. Driehaus and Gerberry
Reps. Driehaus and Gerberry
 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
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 Presenting Resolution to UC Football Team
Rep. Driehaus Presenting Resolution to UC Football Team
 Rep. Driehaus speaks to Rep. Carney on the House floor
Rep. Driehaus speaks to Rep. Carney on the House floor
 

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
 
 
 
 

06.23.16 - Cincinnati Lawmaker Joins National Call For Restoring Civility To American Politics

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today joined elected officials and advocates at a press conference to call for a restoration of civility to American politics and public discourse.

“It pains me to see that some of our nation’s political leaders are more focused on advancing a partisan agenda and trading insults instead of working to resolve the real challenges facing American families,” said Driehaus. “We hope to help reengage the public by encouraging a more productive and constructive dialogue based on mutual respect and cooperation.”

 
 

06.08.16 - In Advance Of Pipeline Townhall, Driehaus Publicly Releases Letter To Duke Energy

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Clifton) today publicly released the letter she penned in early May to Duke Energy President Jim Henning detailing concerns with the proposed Central Corridor Case Pipeline Extension Project. 

“I have been contacted by many constituents worried about the potential disruptive impact and safety of the planned natural gas pipeline,” said Driehaus. “I believe concerned citizens should have ample opportunity to have their voices heard, especially when it comes to important safety issues. I look forward to a deliberative process regarding the future of this project that is open and inclusive for all citizens.”

 
 

06.06.16 - State Invests Over $5M To Renovate Historic University Health Building

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today announced the release of close to $6 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.

 
 

06.01.16 - Driehaus: Await Investigation Results Before Jumping To Conclusions In Tragic Cincinnati Zoo Incident

 

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) today released the following statement regarding the Cincinnat Zoo’s decision to kill an adult silverback gorilla, Harambe, to protect a three-year-old boy’s life who became trapped in the zoo’s gorilla exhibit:

“At this time, after speaking at length with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard, I believe it is important to await results of investigations by local and federal officials before jumping to conclusions about the death of a beloved member of our zoo’s family, Harambe. I trust the zoo officials and am confident they exercised their best professional judgement given the harrowing circumstances. Though losing Harambe is truly tragic, our community can take comfort in the fact that the zoo prevented the serious injury or death of a three-year-old child. I am thankful the zoo protected this young boy’s life.”

 
 
 

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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
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Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another term