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!”

Rep. Crawley is a mother, advocate and veteran. She is a first-generation college graduate and has spent much of her life making a difference by serving others and giving people a voice.

“We always have to keep in mind why we are here and who sent us to the Statehouse. The people of Ohio and their needs are our priority and we should ensure we put their needs before our own. There is too much work to do,” added Crawley.

After her service in the U.S. Navy, she has worked tirelessly to advocate on behalf of children and families with the Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services, YMCA Head Start/ Early Head Start Program, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) and the Black Child Development Institute.

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