State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning Lightbody’s first term as state lawmaker.

“I take my responsibility to serve the people of District 19 very seriously, and will always do my very best to fulfill the obligations of this position,” said Rep. Lightbody. “I am grateful that my mother, many in my family, and a large number of campaign interns and supporters from the district came to help mark this occasion.”

Rep. Lightbody plans to work across the aisle on commonsense legislation to protect healthcare access, reform a broken education system and stand up for Ohio workers.

“I have an impressive to-do list already, and can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get started,” added Lightbody. “Residents can expect to see me at events and meetings across the district, and are more than welcome to schedule an appointment to meet with me downtown, especially in January and February before the budget deliberations begin in earnest.”

Lightbody earned her doctorate in Science Education from The Ohio State University and has spent the last 25 years teaching in both K-12 and collegiate settings.

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