Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs pictured alongside the rest of the House Democratic Leadership Team for the 133rd General Assembly (from left to right: Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs, Minority Whip Kent Smith, Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes, and Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson)
Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs pictured alongside the rest of the House Democratic Leadership Team for the 133rd General Assembly (from left to right: Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs, Minority Whip Kent Smith, Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes, and Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson)
 Rep. Boggs announcing her legislation with Rep. Boyd to establish a program to create paid family leave for Ohioans
Rep. Boggs announcing her legislation with Rep. Boyd to establish a program to create paid family leave for Ohioans
 Rep. Boggs speaking with WBNS-10TV about her proposal to use the Rainy Day Fund to assist 31 fiscally distressed communities across Ohio
Rep. Boggs speaking with WBNS-10TV about her proposal to use the Rainy Day Fund to assist 31 fiscally distressed communities across Ohio
Rep. Boggs (center right) and fellow members of the Women's Caucus
Rep. Boggs (center right) and fellow members of the Women's Caucus
 Rep. Boggs during a news conference to announce a plan to stabilize 31 fiscally distressed communities across Ohio
Rep. Boggs during a news conference to announce a plan to stabilize 31 fiscally distressed communities across Ohio
 Rep. Boggs with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Boggs with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Boggs standing with women lawmakers at a news conference to encourage more women in leadership
Rep. Boggs standing with women lawmakers at a news conference to encourage more women in leadership
 Rep. Boggs introducing legislation to encourage publicly held corporations to support gender diversity on their boards of directors
Rep. Boggs introducing legislation to encourage publicly held corporations to support gender diversity on their boards of directors
 Rep. Boggs speaking on the House floor
Rep. Boggs speaking on the House floor
Rep. Kristin Boggs taking the oath of office
Rep. Kristin Boggs taking the oath of office
 Rep. Boggs delivering first floor speech as State Representative for the 18th House District
Rep. Boggs delivering first floor speech as State Representative for the 18th House District
 Rep. Boggs swearing in to the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Boggs swearing in to the 131st General Assembly
 

Rep. Boggs is a dedicated public servant and an advocate for a strong public education system, economic opportunity for working people and a fair and compliant election process. She is committed to being a strong voice for Ohio’s working class by fighting for fair wages and economic security, and her passionate advocacy work extends to important issues such as voting rights, affordable education and domestic violence.  

 
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Representative Boggs Serves In the Following Committees :

InsurancePublic UtilitiesRules and Reference
 
 
 
 

12.14.18 - Senate Bill Supporting Boggs' Reagan Tokes Act Passes Ohio House

 

State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today announced the House passage of part of the Reagan Tokes Act, Senate Bill  (SB) 201, which will provide indefinite sentencing for felony-one and two-level offenders. The bill is named for Reagan Tokes, a student at The Ohio State University who was brutally kidnapped, raped and killed after leaving work at a Columbus restaurant in 2017. 

“This legislation is the first step to make Ohio safer by ensuring that the most violent offenders who have demonstrated while in prison that they continue to pose a danger to society, are not automatically released back into our neighborhoods,” said Boggs.

 
 

08.21.18 - Boggs Proposes State Ban On Taxpayer-funded Hush Money

 

As questions surrounding the appropriate use of non-disclosure agreements arise for government employees, Ohio too has seen the use of these unique secrecy contracts by the now-defunct, taxpayer-funded online charter school ECOT, which spent over half-a-million dollars to buy former employees’ silence against making statements that would be critical of the school or it’s for-profit management companies.

 

The contracts also prevent former ECOT employees from bringing legal action against the online charter or its founder, Bill Lager.

State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) said the ECOT hush money, and reports that it attempted to silence a former employee-turned-whistleblower with a similar contract and cash pay-out, pushed her to draft legislation to ban the practice in Ohio.

 
 

06.20.18 - Rep. Boggs' Reagan Tokes Act Passes Ohio House

 

State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 365, known as the Reagan Tokes Act, her bill to implement new standards to improve the monitoring of violent offenders. The bill is named for Reagan Tokes, a student at The Ohio State University who was brutally kidnapped, raped and killed after leaving work at a Columbus restaurant in 2017. 

 
 

05.14.18 - Reps. Boggs, Smith Introduce Bill To Stabilize 26 Fiscally Distressed Communities

 

State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today announced legislation to support struggling communities hit hardest by Governor Kasich’s budget cuts and tax shifting policies over the past several years. Since taking office, Gov. Kasich cut the local government fund by forty-five percent. Over 70 cities have lost at least $1 million each year due to Kasich’s budgeting and tax decisions. These cuts have forced to communities to raise taxes, cut essential services, and delay needed repairs, just to keep their heads above water.

If passed, this legislation will allocate money from the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, to 26 communities on the Auditor of State Fiscal Distress List that received lower Local Government Fund (LGF) allocations than what they received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008.

 
 
 
 

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Representative Kristin Boggs
District 18
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1896
Fax      (614) 719-6964
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Leadership Position : Assistant Minority Leader
Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat
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