Leader Heard speaks at a press conference on voting rights
Leader Heard speaks at a press conference on voting rights
 Rep. Heard Presenting a Resolution to the United Way
Rep. Heard Presenting a Resolution to the United Way
 Leader Heard
Leader Heard
Leader Heard and the director of her office, Edward Johnson
Leader Heard and the director of her office, Edward Johnson
 Leader Hears speaks with Speaker Batchelder
Leader Hears speaks with Speaker Batchelder
 Leader Heard speaks with legal interns
Leader Heard speaks with legal interns
Leader Heard with the faculty and administration of Wilberforce University as she receives an honorary doctorate of humane letters
Leader Heard with the faculty and administration of Wilberforce University as she receives an honorary doctorate of humane letters
 Leader Heard addresses her colleagues during House session.
Leader Heard addresses her colleagues during House session.
 Leader Heard speaks with members of the Urban League
Leader Heard speaks with members of the Urban League
Leader Heard during a press conference with the NAACP
Leader Heard during a press conference with the NAACP
 Leader Heard talks with Rep. Budish and Chief of Staff Keary McCarthy
Leader Heard talks with Rep. Budish and Chief of Staff Keary McCarthy
 House Session
House Session
Leader Heard speaks at the "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" rally
Leader Heard speaks at the "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" rally
 Leader Heard gives the keynote address at Minority Health Day at the Statehouse
Leader Heard gives the keynote address at Minority Health Day at the Statehouse
 Leader Heard pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Leader Heard pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Leader Heard addresses the media.
Leader Heard addresses the media.
 Masonic Day at the Statehouse
Masonic Day at the Statehouse
 Leader Heard gives testimony regarding HB 167
Leader Heard gives testimony regarding HB 167
Leader Heard and Rep. Rosenberger at the Niagara Foundation Statehouse Reception
Leader Heard and Rep. Rosenberger at the Niagara Foundation Statehouse Reception
 Leader Heard speaks at the Niagara Foundation Statehouse Reception
Leader Heard speaks at the Niagara Foundation Statehouse Reception
 Leader Heard addresses the Turkish media at the Niagara Statehouse Reception
Leader Heard addresses the Turkish media at the Niagara Statehouse Reception
Rep. Heard stands with her mother and husband as she awaits her introduction as Minority Leader Heard
Rep. Heard stands with her mother and husband as she awaits her introduction as Minority Leader Heard
 Rep. Heard speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively impacts middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Heard speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively impacts middle class and working class Ohioans
 House Session
House Session
Rep. Heard and her Legislative Aide
Rep. Heard and her Legislative Aide
 Rep. Heard speaks to members of the Beautillion Millitaire
Rep. Heard speaks to members of the Beautillion Millitaire
 House Session
House Session
Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 State of the State
State of the State
Leader Heard launches strike food drive for Columbus janitors
Leader Heard launches strike food drive for Columbus janitors
 House Session
House Session
 Leader Heard and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
Leader Heard and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
Leader Heard's colleagues congratulate her on her new position
Leader Heard's colleagues congratulate her on her new position
 Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Heard as the new Minority Leader
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Heard as the new Minority Leader
 Rep. Heard stands with her mother and husband as she awaits her introduction as Minority Leader Heard
Rep. Heard stands with her mother and husband as she awaits her introduction as Minority Leader Heard
Rep. Heard addresses attendees at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Heard addresses attendees at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Heard speaks to Rep. Strahorn and Senator Tavares
Rep. Heard speaks to Rep. Strahorn and Senator Tavares
 Rep Heard at Joint Session
Rep Heard at Joint Session
Rep. Heard attended a briefing on the importance of developing standards for Health Education in Ohio
Rep. Heard attended a briefing on the importance of developing standards for Health Education in Ohio
 Rep. Heard speaking at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation that House Republicans proposed
Rep. Heard speaking at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation that House Republicans proposed
 Rep. Heard speaking at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation that House Republicans proposed
Rep. Heard speaking at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation that House Republicans proposed
Leader Heard and Speaker Batchelder honor a long-time employee of the Ohio House
Leader Heard and Speaker Batchelder honor a long-time employee of the Ohio House
 Leader Heard and Speaker Batchelder honor a long-time employee of the Ohio House
Leader Heard and Speaker Batchelder honor a long-time employee of the Ohio House
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
 Leader Heard attends the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' "Day of Action"
Leader Heard attends the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' "Day of Action"
 Leader Heard signs the discharge petition to bring Medicaid expansion to the floor for a vote
Leader Heard signs the discharge petition to bring Medicaid expansion to the floor for a vote
Leader Heard notifies the press that the House Democratic caucus plans to initiate a discharge petition to put Medicaid expansion on the floor for a vote
Leader Heard notifies the press that the House Democratic caucus plans to initiate a discharge petition to put Medicaid expansion on the floor for a vote
 Rep. Heard speaking to the media regarding the Minority Business Enterprise Division
Rep. Heard speaking to the media regarding the Minority Business Enterprise Division
 House Session
House Session
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 Leader Heard congratulates the summer Employee of the Quarter
Leader Heard congratulates the summer Employee of the Quarter
 Leader Heard gives testimony regarding HB 167
Leader Heard gives testimony regarding HB 167
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. Heard and Minority Legislative Director Andy DiPalma
Rep. Heard and Minority Legislative Director Andy DiPalma
 Rep. Heard speaking at a press conference regarding the restoration of the Minority Business Enterprise Division
Rep. Heard speaking at a press conference regarding the restoration of the Minority Business Enterprise Division
Rep. Heard and Members of the United Way
Rep. Heard and Members of the United Way
 Rep. Heard Presenting a Resolution to the United Way
Rep. Heard Presenting a Resolution to the United Way
 Leader Heard speaks about the late House Minority Leader William Mallory as his sons look on
Leader Heard speaks about the late House Minority Leader William Mallory as his sons look on
 

Tracy Maxwell Heard, the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives for the 130th General Assembly of Ohio, is dedicated to securing an adequate and equitable school funding formula for Ohio’s children, strengthening the state’s communities and local governments, and ensuring the political process is inclusive of Ohio’s diverse population.

For seven years, Leader Heard has represented the 26th District in the House, which includes eastern and southern parts of Ohio’s capital city - Columbus. She first made history when House Democrats elected her the...

 
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11.11.14 - A Veterans Day Tribute By Leader Heard

 

Veterans Day is more than just a day to say “thank you.” As elected officials, we owe our own service in return for our veterans’ sacrifices of time away from the home front—not just for one day, but for the lifetime of our calling. 

 
 

09.10.14 - House Dems Seek Legal Split From GOP In Early Voting Lawsuit

 

House Democratic Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard (D-Columbus) sent a letter today to Attorney General (AG) Mike DeWine requesting representation from the AG’s office or approved outside counsel for Democratic members seeking to intervene in the NAACP v. Husted early voting case. 

 
 

09.04.14 - Leader Heard Lauds Federal Court Restoration Of Early Voting In Ohio

 

House Democratic Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard (D-Columbus) released the following statement on today’s U.S. district court decision in which Secretary of State Husted was ordered to restore early voting hours in all counties in time for the November 2014 election. The ruling requires that voters be allowed to cast in-person absentee ballots 35 days prior to the election, which includes the restoration of “Golden Week”:

 
 
 

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Representative Tracy Maxwell Heard
District 26
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-8010
Fax      (614) 719-3580
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Leadership Position : Minority Leader
Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat
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Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Not eligible to run for another term