Rep. Lightbody speaks to an attendee at the Whitehall Ohio Promise Tour
Rep. Lightbody speaks to an attendee at the Whitehall Ohio Promise Tour
 Rep. Lightbody with Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) at the Whitehall Ohio Promise Town Hall
Rep. Lightbody with Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) at the Whitehall Ohio Promise Town Hall
 Rep. Lightbody speaks on the House floor in opposition to HB 6, controversial legislation to subsidize Ohio's nuclear plants
Rep. Lightbody speaks on the House floor in opposition to HB 6, controversial legislation to subsidize Ohio's nuclear plants
Rep. Lightbody speaks with Rep. Michael O'Brien (D-Warren) before House session
Rep. Lightbody speaks with Rep. Michael O'Brien (D-Warren) before House session
 Rep. Lightbody speaks at 2019 Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Lightbody speaks at 2019 Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Lightbody at 2019 Women's Lobby Day with Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington)
Rep. Lightbody at 2019 Women's Lobby Day with Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington)
Rep. Lightbody speaks with an attendee at 2019 Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Lightbody speaks with an attendee at 2019 Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Lightbody speaks with Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) after House session
Rep. Lightbody speaks with Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) after House session
 Rep. Lightbody speaks on the House floor in opposition to a near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant
Rep. Lightbody speaks on the House floor in opposition to a near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant
Rep. Lightbody speaks with Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) before House session
Rep. Lightbody speaks with Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) before House session
 State Representative Mary Lightbody presents commendations to students participating in Kid Inventors Day at the Statehouse
State Representative Mary Lightbody presents commendations to students participating in Kid Inventors Day at the Statehouse
 State Representative Mary Lightbody presents commendations to students participating in Kid Inventors Day at the Statehouse
State Representative Mary Lightbody presents commendations to students participating in Kid Inventors Day at the Statehouse
State Representative Mary Lightbody is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside her friends and family
State Representative Mary Lightbody is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside her friends and family
 State Representative Mary Lightbody is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside her friends and family
State Representative Mary Lightbody is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside her friends and family
 
 

The sixth of seven children, State Rep. Mary Lightbody grew up a country girl in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in science education from The Ohio State University. She has spent the last 27 years teaching both in K-12 education and at the collegiate level in Central Ohio, most recently in a position at Ohio State’s Newark campus.

 
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Representative Lightbody Serves In the Following Committees :

Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentCommerce and LaborHigher Education
 
 
 
 

08.27.19 - Reps. Lightbody, Leland And Russo Announce Ohio Promise Town Halls

 

State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced town hall meetings TOMORROW, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Norwich Township Safety Services Building in Hilliard and Thursday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Whetstone Library to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Central Ohio.

 
 

08.21.19 - Reps. Lightbody, Boggs And Crawley Held Ohio Promise Town Hall

 

State Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) yesterday held a community town hall 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.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with constituents from across Franklin County; thanks to all who attended,” said Rep. Lightbody. “My colleagues and I were glad to share information about how the Democratic caucus has been working for them to uphold Ohio’s promise of good jobs, safe communities, and a quality education for everyone. We work for you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to my office with any further questions or concerns.”

 
 

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

 

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) 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:

 
 

07.23.19 - Rep. Lightbody: Misguided Bailout Costly For Consumers, Ohio's Clean Energy Future

 

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.

“There is a significant need to invest in renewable energy initiatives for Ohio’s future,” said Rep. Lightbody. “Energy efficiency initiatives and an emphasis on renewables should have been our focus under this bill, instead of working to prop up failing nuclear power plants and a coal-powered plant in Indiana. Consider the unprecedented rainfall and impact on agriculture, as well as flooding in low-lying areas. To help our communities compete in a 21st century economy, we must do everything we can to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global climate change.”

 
 
 

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Representative Mary Lightbody
District 19
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-4847
Fax      (614) 719-6958
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Hometown : Westerville
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