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 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 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 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 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 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 :

InsuranceJudiciaryState Government
 
 
 
 

12.07.16 - Eleventh-hour Lawmaking Brings Strictest Abortion Ban In The Nation To Gov. Kasich's Desk

 

Eleventh-hour lawmaking brought the strictest abortion ban in the nation to Gov. John Kasich’s desk this evening, for his signature into law. With U.S. Senate inaction giving way to a pending U.S. Supreme Court justice appointment from President-elect Donald Trump, Ohio Republicans appear to be counting on a new federal bench to re-litigate the constitutionality of their attacks on women’s health care. But Roe v. Wade is settled law upheld most recently by the Whole Women’s Health decision which overturned undue burdens on women’s access to abortion. 

“I am extremely disappointed that the Ohio General Assembly thinks it can intervene in a woman's constitutionally protected right to have an abortion. These private decisions need to remain between a woman and her doctor,” said State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)

 
 

11.28.16 - Rep. Boggs Issues Statement On Violent Attack At Ohio State University

 

State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), whose legislative district encompasses the Ohio State University campus, today released the following statement in response to this morning’s violent attack that harmed nine individuals:

“I am shocked and saddened by today’s terrifying act of violence at the Ohio State University.

“A student’s experience at college should encompass learning and debating new ideas, and developing lifelong friendships and memories – not senseless, violent tragedy. 

 
 

06.27.16 - Rep. Boggs Comments On U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Women's Right To Comprehensive Healthcare

 

State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, in which the court found that restrictions on access to comprehensive healthcare in Texas placed an undue burden on women, violating the American Constitution: 

“I applaud the Supreme Court's verdict finding that the restrictive measures adopted under Texas law were not medically necessary. I believe that today’s decision will send a clear message to state legislatures across the nation – including our own here in Ohio – that similar politically-motivated obstacles to prevent women from accessing abortion will be struck down.”

 
 

05.27.16 - Boggs Supports Legislation To Close Domestic Violence Loophole

 

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today applauded the passage of House Bill (HB) 362, bipartisan legislation to close a domestic violence loophole by making strangulation a felony offense of the third degree. Non-fatal strangulation is typically charged as a misdemeanor assault in Ohio. 

Before being sworn in as a member of the 131st General Assembly, Rep. Boggs oversaw the legal unit of Ohio Attorney General's Crime Victims Section, and expressed the need for strangulation to be a criminal offense, distinct from assault, while HB 362 was being drafted in the Ohio House. 

"We know that a victim of strangulation is seven times more likely to be killed by the offender at a later incident." Said Boggs. "It is essential for the victim's safety that the offender faces a criminal charge that reflects the seriousness of the crime." 

 
 
 
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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Hometown : Columbus
Party : Democrat
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