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 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
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 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 gives an impassioned speech on voting rights bills
Rep. Clyde gives an impassioned speech on voting rights bills
 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.
 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.
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 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 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.
 Rep. Clyde poses for a picture with her constituents
Rep. Clyde poses for a picture with her constituents
 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 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 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
 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
 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
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
 House Session
House Session
Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
 Teachers' Town Hall in Lima, OH
Teachers' Town Hall in Lima, OH
 
 

State Representative Kathleen Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, which covers Central and Southern Portage County.  In addition to standing committee assignments, Clyde serves on the Ohio Ballot Board. 

During the 2008 Presidential election, Kathleen served as an election official with the Franklin County Board of Elections, overseeing the set-up and operation of the Franklin County early voting center. She then became Deputy Legal Counsel to the Speaker of the Ohio House, where she worked on legal issues ranging from access to the courts to voti...

 
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Representative Clyde Serves In the Following Committees :

Energy and Natural ResourcesGovernment Accountability and Oversight
 
 
 
 
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.

08.30.18 - Clyde Applauds Sending Of Absentee Ballot Applications To All Voters

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today issued a statement in response to Secretary Husted’s announcement that all voters will be sent absentee ballot applications this year. In contrast, roughly 1 million voters were excluded from such mailings in the last two presidential elections and the last midterm election.

“The announcement that all voters will receive absentee ballot applications this year is welcome news after years of roughly 1 million voters being excluded each election from this important voter outreach,” said Rep. Clyde. “We have been calling for the inclusion all Ohio voters since 2012 and I’m so happy to see this good bipartisan policy change finally take effect. It is a victory for voters and their voting rights. Expanded mail voting makes for a healthier democracy.”

 
 

08.09.18 - Lawmakers To Introduce Whistleblower Reforms In Wake Of Ongoing Statehouse Corruption Reports

 

State Reps. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) and Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced they will introduce new whistleblower reforms for employees who come forward to report wrongdoing and corruption to authorities. The announcement follows explosive, far-reaching corruption cases that have rocked state government over the past year.

“When someone blows the whistle on corruption in state government, it’s our duty to listen, hold officials accountable and ensure the little guy is protected,” said Cera. “In some ways, we’ve become numb to the scandals and cover-ups because those who try to do the right thing are too often silenced—and that needs to change.”

Current Ohio law recognizes public and private sector employees who blow the whistle on potentially corrupt activities, but it provides them few protections from retribution, retaliation and loss of earnings and compensation for doing the right thing.

“This past year has seen one scandal after another, with high-ranking state officials looking the other way while taxpayer dollars were wasted and used to line the pockets of ECOT mastermind Bill Lager. They must be held accountable to Ohio taxpayers,” said Clyde. “By protecting those who report wrongdoing, we can begin to take on the culture of corruption that has plagued state government for too long. It’s time for a change.”

 
 

08.06.18 - Clyde Commemorates 53rd Anniversary Of VRA With Voting Facts For Tomorrow's Special Congressional Election

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today issued a statement commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 and putting out information on frequently asked voting questions in advance of tomorrow’s August 7 special congressional election in central Ohio.

 
 

08.02.18 - Clyde Statement On Court Order Reinstating Voting Rights For Purged Voters

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today issued a statement following a recent federal court order requiring Secretary Husted to issue a directive reinstating the “APRI exception.” The court-ordered directive will require purged voters’ ballots to be counted in the upcoming central Ohio congressional race that will occur next Tuesday, August 7. 

 
 
 

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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
Current Term : Not eligible to run for another term