Rep. Stephanie Howse (left) with former Rep. Annie L. Key (middle) and Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (right)
Rep. Stephanie Howse (left) with former Rep. Annie L. Key (middle) and Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (right)
 Rep. Lepore-Hagan presenting Jim Tressel with a House Resolution congratulating him for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame
Rep. Lepore-Hagan presenting Jim Tressel with a House Resolution congratulating him for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame

Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan is a wife, a mother and a working woman who cares deeply about her community, region, and state. Her grandparents were Italian and Irish immigrants that came to America in search of a better life. They worked tirelessly to build a better future for her parents. 

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Representative Lepore-Hagan Serves In the Following Committees :

Economic Development, Commerce, and LaborHealthTransportation and Public Safety
Rep. Lepore-Hagan speaks against the 6-week abortion ban

02.22.17 - Mahoning Valley Lawmakers, County Commissioners Team Up To Fight State Budget Cuts


State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Glenn Holmes (D-McDonald) and Mike O’Brien (D-Warren) this morning hosted all three Mahoning County commissioners for a meeting with House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton). 

Commissioners David C. Ditzler, Carol Rimedio-Righetti and Anthony Traficanti traveled to Columbus to voice their concerns regarding the negative local impact of Gov. John Kasich’s proposed fix to the Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) tax formula.  

“I’m pleased our delegation’s meeting request to the budget chairmen was granted, and that our commissioners had the opportunity to express their concerns about local revenue loss,” said Boccieri. “The chairmen demonstrated that the legislature is still open to listening to local officials who are on the frontlines and can provide essential perspectives on what will keep our local communities strong and transportation systems running.” 


02.17.17 - Lepore-Hagan Comments On Latest "Right To Work Is Wrong" Legislation


State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), the highest ranking Democrat on Economic Development, Commerce and Labor Committee, today commented on legislative efforts underway at the Statehouse to limit the rights of public and private workers in Ohio to collectively bargain: 

“At a time when Ohio is on the “verge of a recession” and so many middle class families are struggling to stay afloat, it’s troubling that some lawmakers would seek to weaken the ability of working people – including police officers and firefighters – to have safer working conditions and earn wages that can sustain a family. 


02.10.17 - Lepore-Hagan: Yost Should Read Own SNAP Audit Report


State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan’s (D-Youngstown) today objected to House Bill (HB 50), recently-introduced legislation to require photo identification of most food stamp recipients be included on their electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. 

Last June, Auditor Dave Yost released findings of a state audit of Ohio’s food stamp program. While the audit did highlight possible cases of fraud, the actual fraudulent costs identified totaled less than the cost of the audit. Yost did not recommend requiring photo IDs for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants at that time. 

“In attempting to combat potential fraud within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, HB 50 fails to follow the recommendations detailed within the auditor’s own SNAP audit,” said Lepore-Hagan. “Ohio’s weak economy over the last six years has left many families and working poor struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table each night. Instead of unfairly targeting vulnerable Ohioans, lawmakers should focus on creating good jobs that pay a wage that can sustain a family.” 


02.07.17 - Lepore-Hagan Issues Statement On DeVos Confirmation


State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today commented on the Senate confirmation of newly-appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos:

“Today, the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos, who may be the most unqualified candidate ever to be nominated for a cabinet post, as secretary of education.


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Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan
District 58
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-9435
Fax      (614) 719-3960
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Hometown : Youngstown
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term