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
 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)

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 :

Commerce and LaborCommunity and Family AdvancementHealth and AgingTransportation and Infrastructure
Rep. Lepore-Hagan speaks against the 6-week abortion ban

12.06.16 - Legislation To Protect Youngstown Developmental Center Receives First Hearing In Ohio House


State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today provided sponsor testimony for House Bill (HB) 73, her legislation to prohibit the governor from unilaterally closing, selling, or privatizing any state institutional facility. The Mahoning Valley lawmaker introduced the legislation after the state announced the planned closure of the Youngstown Developmental Center (YDC), home to over 80 developmentally disabled residents and workplace of hundreds of dedicated staff members. 

“The families of residents are understandably upset and the employees are disappointed by the unilateral decision of governor and the Department of Developmental Disabilities to close the Youngstown Developmental Center,” Lepore-Hagan said. “Families, residents and workers deserve a more measured approach to key policy decisions that not only affect the state’s operations, but the security and comfort of residents and the ability of families to maintain close proximity to their loved ones.” 


12.05.16 - Campbell Excavating Company Selected To Lead State Demolition Project


State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the release of $147,000 to the Ohio Department Mental Health and Addiction Services for a contract with Campbell-based Pro Quality Land Development, Inc. The local family-run company will complete a demolition project at the Northcoast Behavioral Health (NBH) campus in Summit County. The Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending, approved the funding at today’s meeting. 

“Small business owners and their enterprises are the lifeblood of our regional economy,” said Lepore-Hagan. “The fact that Pro Quality Land Development, Inc. secured this state contract over ten other competitors speaks to the reputation they’ve earned during nearly twenty years of quality work.”  


10.26.16 - Lepore-Hagan Aims To Bring Accountability, Transparency To Ohio Online Charters


State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced she is introducing companion legislation to Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni’s Senate Bill 298 to bring more accountability and transparency to Ohio’s online charter schools. 

“Investigations show that online charter schools in Ohio are collecting millions in taxpayer dollars, likely by inflating the reported number of enrolled students. This alleged fraud damages the trust of families who look to online charters to prepare their children for success,” said Lepore-Hagan. “Introducing this legislation in both chambers gives lawmakers every opportunity to prove they’re serious about cracking down on rampant fraud and abuse in the online charter school industry.”  


10.12.16 - Tangled Web Of Ohio Charter School's Purported International Business, Political Self-dealing Raises Concerns With Local Lawmaker


State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today raised concerns over new allegations that Ohio charter schools possibly linked to an international Islamic religious movement have misused millions in taxpayer dollars through what’s being called a “closed-loop” leaseback scheme.

“Reports that Ohio charter schools are using millions in taxpayer funds for anything other than educating our children are deeply troubling and unfortunately speak to the continuing lack of adequate oversight in our state,” said Lepore-Hagan.


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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