Representative Erica C. Crawley - House District 26

08.21.19 - Reps. Crawley, Boggs And Lightbody Held Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) yesterday held a community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.

“It was great to have our neighbors join us as we discussed our work in the Statehouse,” said Rep. Crawley. “We want to make sure that people always remember that we work for them and have discussions on what topics are important to them in order to pass meaningful legislation.”


08.06.19 - Rep. Crawley Issues Statement On Dayton Shooting, Says More Needs To Be Done To Keep Children And Families Safe


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend:


07.25.19 - Crawley Announces Upcoming Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Weekend


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will take place starting on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.

“There are so many items that students need to be successful in the classroom,” said Rep. Crawley. “This is an excellent opportunity for Ohio families to take advantage of some back-to-school shopping, while keeping some of their hard earned money in their pockets.”


07.23.19 - Rep. Crawley: Misguided Bailout Costly For Consumers, Ohio's Clean Energy Future


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.


07.17.19 - Rep. Crawley: Final Budget Falls Short For Working People And Families


Ohio state Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today voted in opposition to the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.

“After two weeks of uncertainty, this budget takes a few steps forward but does not make significant investments in children and continues to benefit the wealthy,” said Crawley. 


06.19.19 - Rep. Crawley Announces House Passage Of Honorary License Plate Bill


State Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 262, legislation creating the Ronald McDonald House Charities license plate.

“Creating a Ronald McDonald House Charities specialty plate is a tremendous opportunity to create an additional pathway for Ohioans to support this wonderful organization,” said Crawley. “Ronald McDonald House Charities provides families across our state with a worry-free place to stay near their child’s hospital, free meals, and access to quality healthcare where it’s needed most.”


06.18.19 - Reps. Crawley And Boggs Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Sexual Violence Victims


Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) and Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) introduced legislation designed to protect victims of sexual violence in Ohio in a joint press conference with state Sens. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) and Stephanie Kunze (R-Columbus) this afternoon at the Ohio Statehouse. The proposed legislation recognizes that health care professionals who use their status of trust and power to violate people under their care and supervision must have enhanced consequences. 


05.30.19 - Dem Lawmakers Announce Legislation Creating Somali-East African Affairs Commission


State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today introduced legislation that would establish the first-ever Somali-East African Affairs Commission in Ohio, designed to address the unique challenges faced by these communities and empower them to add to Ohio’s growing diversity.


05.22.19 - Crawley, Dems Unveil Commonsense Solutions To Keep Kids And Communities Safe


Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced a number of proposals, including safe storage, red-flag and background check laws, commonsense measures they say will better keep kids and communities safe. The package comes amid debate on House Bill (HB) 178, controversial legislation Democrats say is a solution in search of a problem.


05.14.19 - Rep. Crawley Awarded Fellowship To Attend Midwestern Leadership Institute


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today announced that she is among 37 lawmakers selected to participate in the Council of State Governments’ 25th annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD), a training program for promising state leaders in the Midwest.


05.09.19 - Crawley: Democratic Priorities Shape Budget As Bill Clears Ohio House


House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.


05.02.19 - Crawley: Eighth Annual Women's Lobby Day Seeks To Empower Women By Engaging Advocates From Across The State


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today joined the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus (OHDWC) in hosting the eight annual Women’s Lobby Day, a legislative advocacy day at the Statehouse pushing for women’s social and economic equality featuring a panel of women lawmakers.


05.01.19 - Crawley, House Dems Lead Bipartisan Effort To End School Takeovers, Restore Local Control


House Democrats today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, a bipartisan effort to end state takeovers of local schools and restore control to local education officials. The bill comes amid questions of accountability, transparency and lackluster results from district takeovers in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland.


04.10.19 - Crawley: Near-total Abortion Ban Threatens Women's Health, Liberty


House Democrats today voted against Senate Bill (SB) 23, a GOP-backed near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant. SB 23 would become the most extreme abortion ban in the country if signed into law.


04.02.19 - Crawley, State Lawmakers Send Bipartisan Transportation Budget To Governor's Desk


House Democrats today supported the final passage of House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s bipartisan two-year transportation budget. The bill makes historic investments in public transit and local communities for road and bridge repairs.


04.02.19 - Crawley, House Dem Lawmakers Introduce Ohio Equal Pay Act On Equal Pay Day


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) joined Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today during a Statehouse news conferenceintroduced the Ohio Equal Pay Act, legislation to recognize the full value and potential of Ohio’s working women. The announcement comes as advocates mark ‘Equal Pay Day’ across America, the date to which women must work to make up for the lost wages relative to their male counterparts.


03.27.19 - Rep. Crawley's Bipartisan Bill To Benefit Ohio Veterans Clears Ohio House Unanimously


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today announced the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 18, the Ohio Veterans’ Exemption Payment Act, her bipartisan bill alongside Rep. A. Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) to exemptveterans’ disability severance payments from the state income tax.


03.15.19 - Crawley: Dems Improve State Transportation Budget, Support Its Passage


House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s bipartisan, two-year budget that largely funds road and bridge improvements and public transportation throughout the state. 


03.14.19 - Crawley, House Dems Unveil Ohio Promise To Taxpayers


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today joined Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State’s promise of better jobs and brighter futures.


03.05.19 - Rep. Crawley Appointed To Ohio Commission On Infant Mortality


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today shared news of her recent appointment to the Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality, a bipartisan panel tasked with decreasing the state’s infant mortality rate.


02.05.19 - Rep. Crawley Appointed To Ohio Commission On Minority Health


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today shared news of her recent appointment to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health (OCMH).


02.04.19 - Rep. Crawley To Host District Community Conversation


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) will hold a community conversation, Saturday, February 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Residences at Career Gateway.


01.18.19 - Federal Government Shutdown Begins To Affect Local Communities


State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today announced her commitment to help federal workers in Ohio receive the necessary tools and resources they need as the federal government shutdown moves into its 28 day today.


01.18.19 - Crawley To Serve On State Prison Oversight Committee


The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today announced the recent appointment of Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) to the bipartisan Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC), the state’s prison oversight body that leads investigations into the management and operation of Ohio’s 31 prisons, including three youth facilities and one federal institution.


01.07.19 - Erica Crawley Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio House District 26


State Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning her first term as state lawmaker.

“It is such an honor and privilege to serve in this capacity,” said Rep. Crawley. “I am excited to get to work and make a difference in the lives of my neighbors in the 26th District and across the State of Ohio!”