Representative Juanita O. Brent - House District 12

01.10.20 - State Rep. Brent To Speak At Imagination Library Press Conference


COLUMBUS—State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) will be joining First Lady Fran DeWine in Warrensville Heights to provide remarks on the launch of the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.


12.17.19 - Rep. Brent And Sen. Antonio Introduce Bill To Allow Private Cameras In Nursing Homes


This week, state Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) introduced companion legislation to allow residents of facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities to set up a video recording device in their room. The resident’s family could also provide consent if the resident is not capable of doing so. The goal is to mitigate elder abuse in Ohio.


11.15.19 - Rep. Brent Statement On Latest GOP Extreme Abortion Ban

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State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week. 


11.04.19 - Rep. Brent Announces More Than $1.6 Million In Funds To Address Homelessness In Northeast Ohio


State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced two projects to address homelessness in Cuyahoga County. Some $1,460,000 in state funds will go toward rapid re-housing assistance for men, women and families, while another $200,000 will go to help fund the YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s Norma Herr Women’s Shelter. 


10.29.19 - Rep. Brent Announces $15 Million For Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement announcing $15 million in funding for Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority in Cuyahoga County, which was passed with Democratic backing in the state’s transportation budget earlier this year.


10.22.19 - State Rep. Brent Statement On Opioid Settlement Benefiting Summit, Cuyahoga Counties


State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) responded today to the announcement that Summit and Cuyahoga Counties this week agreed to a $215 million settlement as part of the ongoing negotiations with major drug companies accused of creating and encouraging the opioid crisis in Ohio.


10.11.19 - Income Tax Deduction For Teacher Expenses Passes The Ohio House Of Representatives


State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced that Senate Bill 26, legislation that will authorize a state income tax deduction for teacher out-of-pocket expenses for professional development and classroom supplies, has passed the Ohio House of Representatives unanimously. Senate Bill 26 will also exempt feminine hygiene products from sales and use tax.


09.24.19 - Rep. Brent Announces Live Stream Capabilities In All House Committees


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the installation of cameras in four additional House hearing rooms, signaling the completion of a major project to offer live coverage of all House committee meetings for the first time, fulfilling a long-time Democratic priority of a more open and transparent committee process.

“If you follow me on my social media accounts, you know that I do my very best to remain active and let Ohioans know how I spend my time on a day to day basis,” said Rep. Brent. “Now, not only can Ohioans see what I am doing personally but they can also see what all of us State Representatives do in the committee process. That way, taxpayers can visibly see their tax dollars at work and it creates a more transparent environment for everyone because ultimately, we work for you.”


09.24.19 - Rep. Brent Announces State Funds To Support Welding Program At Correctional Facility


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the release of $141,061.13 in state funding to contract with IAP Government Services Group for the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility Welding Vocational Program project.


09.09.19 - Rep. Brent Announces State Funds To Support Newly-created Hemp Program


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the release of $3,295,035 in state funding from the Emergency Purposes Fund to the Ohio Department of Agriculture to support the state’s newly-created Hemp Program.


08.23.19 - Rep. Juanita Brent Holds Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) held a community town hall Thursday 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.


08.20.19 - Rep. Brent Announces Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Orange Village Hall to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Cleveland.


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


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) 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:


07.30.19 - Brent Announces Upcoming Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Weekend


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) 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.

“The back-to-school sales tax holiday will be a tremendous help for families and teachers alike when shopping for school supplies,” said Rep. Brent. “Ohioans work hard every day to provide for their families so we, as state legislators, must work hard for them to keep our Ohio Promise of living a better life right here at home.”


07.18.19 - Dem Lawmakers Praise Governor's Veto Of Budget Provision That Would Have Limited Money For Local School Districts


State Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued a joint statement applauding Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a provision within the state budget, House Bill 166, that would have limited the ability of certain school districts to raise operating funds through local property taxes. 


07.12.19 - Rep. Brent Announces School Construction Project For Warrensville Heights


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced $12 million in state funding for improvements to Warrensville Heights City School District facilities. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, which oversees capital projects for Ohio’s public schools, authorized the spending.


07.03.19 - Brent, Cuyahoga Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day


Cuyahoga County House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.


06.20.19 - Rep. Brent Announces House Passage Of Honorary Road Naming Bill


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 276, legislation naming a stretch of Interstate 271 in Cuyahoga County after Ronald H. Barron.


06.19.19 - OLBC Outlines Build Up Black Families Legislative Package Commemorating Juneteenth Anniversary


Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) members today held a press conference outlining their Build Up Black Families legislative package in honor of Juneteenth, which marks the anniversary of the first announcement of the abolition of slavery in America.

“As we’ve been working to restore the Ohio promise of a better life and brighter future for everyone, we say that family comes first and we mean that,” said Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland). “Our members have been working together, drafting common sense legislation to deliver results for a real shot at the American Dream for black families in Ohio.”


06.14.19 - Rep. Brent Appointed To Governor's 2020 Census Complete Count Commission


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced her appointment to serve on Ohio’s 2020 census Complete Count Commission, which will consist of up to 51 individuals appointed by the governor.


06.13.19 - Brent: Highway To Be Named After Councilman Ronald H. Barron


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced this week that a stretch of Interstate 271 in Cuyahoga County will be named the “Ronald H. Barron Memorial Highway,” after former Orange City Councilman Ronald H. Barron, following the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 234 in the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee.


06.12.19 - Rep. Brent Announces State Support For Psychiatric Care At Warrensville Developmental Center


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the release of $70,720 in state funding for University Hospital Medical Group, Inc. to continue to provide psychiatric services to residents of the Warrensville Developmental Center (WDC).

“It is essential that residents of House District 12 receive the care they need, with the facilities and doctors they trust like at the Warrensville Developmental Center,” said Rep. Brent. “I’m pleased to see the state making the health of our constituents a top priority with this release of funding.”


06.12.19 - Rep. Brent Announces Over $1.6M State Support For Local Tech Start-ups


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the release of $1,650,000 in state funding to create the North Coast Angel Fund III, LLC (NCAF) in Mayfield Heights to support innovative early-stage technology companies in Northeast Ohio.

“This is going to be a tremendous opportunity for local tech entrepreneurs to get off of the ground with strong support from the state,” said Rep. Brent. “These funds will give residents of our Cleveland community a real shot at the American Dream, pursuing their own business venture.”


05.22.19 - Brent, 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.


05.09.19 - Brent: 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.


05.08.19 - Rep. Brent To Hold Press Conference To Discuss Commonsense Gun Safety Measures


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) will be joined by Mayor of Pepper Pike Richard Bain and Mary Anne Crampton, a representative from the gun violence advocacy group Moms Demand Action, on Monday, May 13 at 2:30p.m. at the Harvard Community Service Center in Cleveland to oppose House Bill (HB) 178, partisan legislation to loosen Ohio gun safety laws, which could put Ohio families and law enforcement officials at risk. 


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


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) 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 - Brent, 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.


04.30.19 - Rep. Brent Introduces Bill To Commemorate Former Councilman


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today introduced a bill that would rename a stretch of Interstate 271 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio the “Ronald H. Barron Memorial Highway.”


04.10.19 - Brent: 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.


03.06.19 - Rep. Juanita Brent Says Real State Of The State Shows Too Many Ohioans Still Stuck


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today responded to Gov. DeWine’s first State of the State Address. House Democrats reaffirmed their commitment to working with the governor to deliver real results, but noted that the state has more to do to turn around years of below average quality-of-life standards that have kept too many people from getting ahead.


01.24.19 - Juanita Brent Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio House District 12


State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) 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.