Rep. Celebreezze and Leader Strahorn raise concerns that SB 152 will jeopardize Ohio jobs and destabilize local communities
Rep. Celebreezze and Leader Strahorn raise concerns that SB 152 will jeopardize Ohio jobs and destabilize local communities
 Rep. Celebrezze signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Celebrezze signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Celebrezze speaks during House Session
Rep. Celebrezze speaks during House Session
Rep. Celebrezze speaks to legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives
Rep. Celebrezze speaks to legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives
 Rep. Celebrezze speaks at a press conference discussing transparency in state contracts
Rep. Celebrezze speaks at a press conference discussing transparency in state contracts
 Rep. Celebrezze is joined by family as he takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Celebrezze is joined by family as he takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Celebrezze introduces a bill that would prohibit private sector compensation for sitting Ohio governors
Rep. Celebrezze introduces a bill that would prohibit private sector compensation for sitting Ohio governors
 House Session
House Session
 Before Joint Session
Before Joint Session
Rep. Celebrezze attends a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Celebrezze attends a Women's Rights Rally
 Rep. Celebrezze discusses a bill that would ban traffic-light cameras
Rep. Celebrezze discusses a bill that would ban traffic-light cameras
 Rep. Celebrezze speaking with Rep. Stinziano
Rep. Celebrezze speaking with Rep. Stinziano
House Dems gather for a picture
House Dems gather for a picture
 Reps. Celebrezze, Mallory, Strahorn and O'Brien
Reps. Celebrezze, Mallory, Strahorn and O'Brien
 Rep. Celebrezze (left) sworn in with Reps. Antonio and Boyce as members of the minority leadership for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Celebrezze (left) sworn in with Reps. Antonio and Boyce as members of the minority leadership for the 131st General Assembly
 

State Rep. Nicholas J. Celebrezze (D-Parma) serves his Democratic colleages as assistant House Democratic leader in the 132nd General Assembly.

During his time in the legislature, Celebrezze has been an outspoken advocate for government that works for all Ohioans. After serving six years as a Parma City Councilman, Celebrezze brings to the Statehouse a passion and dedication for increasing the quality of life for all Ohioans.

 
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Representative Celebrezze Serves In the Following Committees :

Civil JusticeCriminal JusticeRules and Reference
 
 
 
 

08.21.17 - Husted Seeks No-bid Contract With GOP Campaign Consultant For Taxpayer-funded Ads

 

Controlling Board member state Rep. Nicholas J. Celebrezze (D-Parma) today raised concerns over a $265,000 no-bid contract between Ohio Secretary of State John Husted and Columbus-based Pierce Communications, Inc.’s for work on Husted’s upcoming “voter education effort.” Husted’s unbid quarter of a million dollar contract comes amid growing public concern and new legal restrictions on taxpayer-funded self-promotion of politicians in Ohio, after it was discovered Treasurer Josh Mandel spent almost $2 million in tax dollars on self-promotional ads with no oversight.

“Ensuring voters have information is fundamental in maintaining a robust American democracy. That’s why it’s equally important that elected officials don’t abuse the public trust by using public service announcements as self-promotional stepping stones to higher office,” said Celebrezze. “Taxpayers shouldn’t have to worry about Columbus politicians using their money to advance personal political ambitions.”

 
 

07.06.17 - Celebrezze: GOP Bill To Weaken Concealed Carry Protections Puts Public Safety In The Crosshairs

 

In a political effort to hamstring Ohio House Democratic lawmakers in a pro-gun, anti-gun debate today on the House floor, Republicans brought forward House Bill (HB) 233 for a vote, legislation that allows concealed carry permit holders to knowingly bring guns or deadly weapons into daycares, schools, airports, bars and other restricted spaces, so long as the permit holder leaves when asked to do so. Individuals who refuse to leave or return to the same business while carrying a prohibited weapon within 30 days will be subject to a fourth degree misdemeanor.

“While the majority of Ohioans are law abiding citizens and responsible gun owners, there is always the possibility that a tragic event could happen in what should be our safest locations," said Assistant Minority Leader Nick Celebrezze (D-Parma). "This bill puts citizens and most importantly our children in harm’s way. HB 233 essentially eliminates any penalty for permit holders who knowingly carry a deadly weapon in a secure area if they leave the premises upon request.

 
 

01.31.17 - Celebrezze To Help Shape Public Policy Serve On Ohio House Legislative Panels

 

State Rep. and Assistant Democratic Leader Nick Celebrezze (D-Parma) today announced the committees on which he will serve to help shape and refine public policy during the 132nd General Assembly.

“On behalf of all the citizens of Ohio, I am eager to work together to get back to the business of creating opportunity and moving our state forward,” said Celebrezze. “Safety and equal opportunity for everyone are my top priorities. I will continue to listen to concerned citizens offer testimony on legislation that directly impacts them and their loved ones with an open mind and heart.”

 
 

12.08.16 - Ohio Finally Joins Majority Of States To Extend Cancer Protection To Firefighters

 

House Democratic lawmakers today heralded the passage of Senate Bill 27, legislation to ensure firefighters disabled by cancer as a result of their hazardous line of work are eligible for benefits from the workers’ compensation fund and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

“The first responders who keep us safe shouldn’t face medical uncertainty or financial instability after years of selfless sacrifice,” said Assistant Democratic Leader Nicholas J. Celebrezze (D-Parma). “That’s why this reform ensures our everyday heroes don’t have to go it alone.”

Research conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found that firefighters show higher rates of certain types of cancer than the general U.S. population as a result of occupational exposure. The study also found that the chance of a lunch cancer diagnosis or death for a firefighter increases with the amount of time spent at fires, while the chance of leukemia death increases with the number of fire runs.   

 
 
 
Representative Nicholas Celebrezze
District 15
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-3485
Fax      (614) 719-3911
Email Representative Celebrezze
 
Leadership Position : Assistant Minority Leader
Hometown : Parma
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term