Rep. Clyde calls for an end to voter ID policies that will limit access to voting and cost Ohio's taxpayers millions to implement.
Rep. Clyde calls for an end to voter ID policies that will limit access to voting and cost Ohio's taxpayers millions to implement.
 Teachers' Town Hall in Lima, OH
Teachers' Town Hall in Lima, OH
 Rep. Clyde gives an impassioned speech on voting rights bills
Rep. Clyde gives an impassioned speech on voting rights bills
Rep. Clyde speaks at a voting rights press conference
Rep. Clyde speaks at a voting rights press conference
 Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference on voting rights
Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference on voting rights
 Rep. Clyde speaks on her resolution to support the "Bring Back Our Girls" Initiative
Rep. Clyde speaks on her resolution to support the "Bring Back Our Girls" Initiative
Rep. Clyde joins members for opening ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Clyde joins members for opening ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Clyde (right) sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Clyde (right) sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
 Reps. Clyde and Johnson speak with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Reps. Clyde and Johnson speak with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Clyde asks Rep. Johnson to explain the reasoning behind the "Stand Your Ground" provisions in his bill.
Rep. Clyde asks Rep. Johnson to explain the reasoning behind the "Stand Your Ground" provisions in his bill.
 Rep. Clyde listens to testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee
Rep. Clyde listens to testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee
 Rep. Clyde calls for an end to disenfranchising and dehumanizing voters
Rep. Clyde calls for an end to disenfranchising and dehumanizing voters
Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference exposing the methodical attacks on voting rights by the Ohio GOP
Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference exposing the methodical attacks on voting rights by the Ohio GOP
 Rep. Clyde discusses domestic violence issues at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Clyde discusses domestic violence issues at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Clyde speaks at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
Rep. Clyde speaks at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
Rep. Clyde speaks out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood
Rep. Clyde speaks out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood
 Rep. Clyde speaks with Planned Parenthood supporters
Rep. Clyde speaks with Planned Parenthood supporters
 Rep. Clyde introduces legislation to repeal the attacks on women's healthcare in the state budget
Rep. Clyde introduces legislation to repeal the attacks on women's healthcare in the state budget
Rep. Clyde attends the Women's Healthcare hearing
Rep. Clyde attends the Women's Healthcare hearing
 Rep. Clyde poses for a picture with her constituents
Rep. Clyde poses for a picture with her constituents
 Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference seeking action to fix repeated mishandling by BMV of voter registrations
Rep. Clyde speaks at a press conference seeking action to fix repeated mishandling by BMV of voter registrations
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Clyde signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Clyde signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Clyde attends a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Clyde attends a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Clyde presents a Resolution to the JJ Diven, State Wrestling Champion from Waterloo
Rep. Clyde presents a Resolution to the JJ Diven, State Wrestling Champion from Waterloo
 Rep. Clyde presents a Resolution to the JJ Diven, State Wrestling Champion from Waterloo
Rep. Clyde presents a Resolution to the JJ Diven, State Wrestling Champion from Waterloo
 Reps. Clyde and Turner speak at a press conference calling for the removal of a GOP budget provision that eliminates the requirement that counties have a minimum number of voting machines available for voters.
Reps. Clyde and Turner speak at a press conference calling for the removal of a GOP budget provision that eliminates the requirement that counties have a minimum number of voting machines available for voters.
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
 Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
Press Conference on the Contested Election of HD 98
 Rep. Clyde speaks to the attendees of Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Clyde speaks to the attendees of Women's Lobby Day
Reps. Clyde and Lundy with Senator Skindell during Joint Session
Reps. Clyde and Lundy with Senator Skindell during Joint Session
 Rep. Clyde speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively affects thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Clyde speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively affects thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
 House Session
House Session
Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
 Rep. Clyde calls for an end to voter ID policies that will limit access to voting and cost Ohio's taxpayers millions to implement.
Rep. Clyde calls for an end to voter ID policies that will limit access to voting and cost Ohio's taxpayers millions to implement.
 
 

State Representative Kathleen Clyde is in her third term in the Ohio House of Representatives.  She represents the 75th Ohio House District, which covers Central and Southern Portage County.  She serves as Ranking Member on the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. She is also a member of Finance Committee and its Transportation Subcommittee, the Public Utilities Committee, the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission, and the Ohio Ballot Board. 

 
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Reps. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) discuss their newest bill, the Ohio Equal Pay Act. Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) hosts this edition of Ohio In Focus.

06.17.16 - Clyde Statement On Kasich Veto Of Senate Bill 296

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement in response to Governor Kasich’s veto of Senate Bill 296:

“I am so pleased that the governor heeded the warning of the voting rights community and Democratic lawmakers and vetoed Senate Bill 296. Governor Kasich made the right call and I am thankful for his action. Today’s veto stops a harmful bill that would have acted as a poll tax on the most vulnerable Ohioans. Emergencies happen and our officials need the ability to respond to ensure access to the polls. Thank you, Governor Kasich.” 

 
 

06.14.16 - Clyde Releases Statement On SOS Husted Announcement, Indefensible Voter Purging

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement in response to a press conference held today by Secretary of State Jon Husted:

“Secretary Husted has purged over 1 million voters from the rolls for choosing to vote infrequently and over half a million voters simply for moving within the state, even though they remain eligible to vote. Today’s announcement that he is joining yet another interstate program to find more voters to remove from the rolls is exactly the wrong direction Ohio should be moving. He should start by restoring those he purged, like Portage County resident and military veteran Larry Harmon who is suing Husted over being purged and disenfranchised.

 
 

06.09.16 - Clyde Urges Kasich To Veto Senate Bill 296 Poll Tax

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) sent the below letter to Governor Kasich urging a veto of SB 296.

“Senate Bill 296 is simply a mean-spirited attempt to prevent voters to have access to justice when their rights are being violated. Its requirement that a voter post a large cash bond to keep the polls open is tantamount to a poll tax. This kind of brazen voting restriction is dangerous and shows just how far some will go to stop people from voting. I hope that Governor Kasich will veto Senate Bill 296,” said Rep. Clyde.

 
 

06.08.16 - Clyde Applauds Victory For Voters In NEOCH Lawsuit

 

State Representative Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) released the following statement today about the decision in the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) v. Husted lawsuit. Rep. Clyde was the lead witness in the trial when it began in March. She testified about her experiences working with the homeless population in central Ohio and the legislative process that led up to additional restrictions being placed on Ohio voters.

Rep. Clyde’s statement:

“NEOCH has fought for the dignity and equality of homeless Ohioans in every way. This is a victory for the vulnerable voters they represent as well as all Ohioans. Under the court’s decision, barriers to counting provisional and absentee ballots will be greatly reduced. Making a simple mistake on paperwork won’t cause voters to be stripped of their fundamental rights. Poll workers will no longer be prohibited from helping voters.

 
 
 
Representative Kathleen Clyde
District 75
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-2004
Fax      (614) 719-3968
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Hometown : Kent
Party : Democrat
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Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term