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

03.20.17 - Mahoning Valley Lawmakers To YSU VP: "It's About Economics, Not Politics"


State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today disagreed with Youngstown State University (YSU) Vice President for Finance and Business Operations Neal McNally’s characterization of an Ohio Department of Higher Education school efficiency report as being “somewhat of a political tool.” 

“I believe YSU has so much to offer students, especially with its focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Lepore-Hagan. “However, I believe the school efficiency report highlights how YSU and other Ohio universities must work to become more efficient and affordable—Ohio students are paying as much as 30 percent more than those attending college in other states.” 


03.16.17 - Lepore-Hagan, Sheehy Renew Fight To Improve Train Safety In Ohio


State Reps. Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) this week renewed the fight to improve rail safety in Ohio by introducing House Bill 107, legislation to require freight train operating crews to consist of at least two people. The lawmakers say passage of the bill will help cut down on operator fatigue and reduce the likelihood of fatal accidents. 

“Having spent over 40 years working in the railroad industry, I can attest to the importance of requiring two-person crews on all freight train operations,” Sheehy said. “Raising safety standards in our state will help protect our freight operators and keep communities safe.”  


03.14.17 - House Dems Fight Ohio GOP's "No Rights At Work" Bill


Democratic members of the House Economic Development, Commerce and Labor Committee today objected to the anticipated committee passage of House Bill (HB) 2 along party lines, saying the GOP-led “No Rights at Work” bill will strip Ohio employees of critical protections from workplace discrimination. The legislation was scheduled for a vote last week, until it was pulled down at the last minute. The bill will receive a fifth hearing this afternoon, but is not yet scheduled for a vote. 

“Harassment and discrimination will increase in the workplace if employees lose their right to hold supervisors accountable for misbehaving and bullying,” said Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), the highest ranking Democrat on the committee. “I believe workers deserve to feel safe and welcome when they go to work every day to provide for their families.” 


03.09.17 - Mahoning Valley Lawmakers Applaud Passage Of State Bond Bank Legislation


State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today applauded the passage of House Bill (HB) 54, legislation to establish a state bond bank to help fund public projects and permanent improvements. 

“As a Youngstown resident and member of the team of dedicated elected officials, local leaders and residents who are working hard to revitalize our city, I enthusiastically support HB 54 because it provides an effective way for the state of Ohio to support our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Lepore-Hagan. “I am pleased that this innovative and critically important legislation moved through the House without opposition. I urge my Senate colleagues to consider and pass HB 54 as quickly as possible so we can begin using this new tool to rebuild communities across the state.” 


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HB 107     

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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
Email Representative Lepore-Hagan
Hometown : Youngstown
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term