Rep. Antonio speaking on a panel during Nurses Day 2018 at the Statehouse
Rep. Antonio speaking on a panel during Nurses Day 2018 at the Statehouse
 Minority Whip Rep. Antonio poses with her leadership team
Minority Whip Rep. Antonio poses with her leadership team
 Democratic members publicly addressing sexual harassment conduct at Statehouse
Democratic members publicly addressing sexual harassment conduct at Statehouse
Rep. Antonio holds a press conference about the Ohio Fairness Act
Rep. Antonio holds a press conference about the Ohio Fairness Act
 Rep. Antonio speaks on the House floor in support of HB 332
Rep. Antonio speaks on the House floor in support of HB 332
 House Democratic Caucus Leadership of the 131st General Assembly, (left to right) Reps. Nick Celebrezze, Nickie Antonio, Fred Strahorn and Jack Cera
House Democratic Caucus Leadership of the 131st General Assembly, (left to right) Reps. Nick Celebrezze, Nickie Antonio, Fred Strahorn and Jack Cera
House Democratic Caucus Leadership of the 132nd General Assembly, (left to right) Reps. Nick Celebrezze, Nickie Antonio, Fred Strahorn and Emilia Sykes
House Democratic Caucus Leadership of the 132nd General Assembly, (left to right) Reps. Nick Celebrezze, Nickie Antonio, Fred Strahorn and Emilia Sykes
 Rep. Antonio visits Chardon Surgery Center to meet with certified nurse anesthetists
Rep. Antonio visits Chardon Surgery Center to meet with certified nurse anesthetists
 Rep. Antonio with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus during "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Antonio with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus during "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Reps. Antonio and Sprague introduce HB 248 to combat opioid abuse
Reps. Antonio and Sprague introduce HB 248 to combat opioid abuse
 Rep. Antonio holding a resolution recognizing Cleveland Metroparks as a national leader in parks and recreation management
Rep. Antonio holding a resolution recognizing Cleveland Metroparks as a national leader in parks and recreation management
 Rep. Antonio works with Democratic colleagues during House Session
Rep. Antonio works with Democratic colleagues during House Session
Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. Antonio with Rep. Strahorn and Sen. Turner
Rep. Antonio with Rep. Strahorn and Sen. Turner
 Rep. Antonio speaking during Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio speaking during Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during Session
Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during Session
 Rep. Antonio on the House floor during Opening Day ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Antonio on the House floor during Opening Day ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Antonio (center) takes the oath of office with fellow members of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Antonio (center) takes the oath of office with fellow members of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Antonio with former Rep. Nancy Garland at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio with former Rep. Nancy Garland at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Antonio speaks at a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Antonio speaks at a Women's Rights Rally
 Rep. Antonio speaks to union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Antonio speaks to union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Antonio speaking at a press conference on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget
Rep. Antonio speaking at a press conference on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget
 Rep. Antonio addresses members of the House
Rep. Antonio addresses members of the House
 Rep. Antonio presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
Rep. Antonio presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during session
Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during session
 Rep. Antonio at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Antonio at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
 Rep. Antonio speaks at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio speaks at the Reproductive Health Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
Rep. Antonio presents a Resolution to the Ohio Correction Officer of the Year
 Rep. Antonio speaking at a news conference on behalf of the Ohio Fairness Act
Rep. Antonio speaking at a news conference on behalf of the Ohio Fairness Act
 Rep. Antonio hosting an Ohio In Focus segment to discuss the Equal Pay Act
Rep. Antonio hosting an Ohio In Focus segment to discuss the Equal Pay Act
Rep. Antonio discusses the negative effects of removing Medicaid expansion from the Budget Bill.
Rep. Antonio discusses the negative effects of removing Medicaid expansion from the Budget Bill.
 Rep. Antonio speaking at a press conference on Medicaid
Rep. Antonio speaking at a press conference on Medicaid
 Rep. Antonio presents a resolution to the Niagara Foundation
Rep. Antonio presents a resolution to the Niagara Foundation
Rep. Antonio joins Reps. Celebrezze and Boyce as members of the 131st General Assembly Minority Leadership team
Rep. Antonio joins Reps. Celebrezze and Boyce as members of the 131st General Assembly Minority Leadership team
 Rep. Antonio speaking with a constituent at a worker's rights town hall in Cleveland
Rep. Antonio speaking with a constituent at a worker's rights town hall in Cleveland
 Rep. Antonio and House Democrats "stand with Planned Parenthood"
Rep. Antonio and House Democrats "stand with Planned Parenthood"
Rep. Antonio hosts a news conference with advocates on women's access to reproductive healthcare
Rep. Antonio hosts a news conference with advocates on women's access to reproductive healthcare
 Rep. Antonio (center) with Reps. Howse (left) and Clyde (right) after their segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Antonio (center) with Reps. Howse (left) and Clyde (right) after their segment of Ohio In Focus
 Rep. Antonio speaking at a news conference on clean air and the environment
Rep. Antonio speaking at a news conference on clean air and the environment
Rep. Antonio at a women's access to healthcare news conference
Rep. Antonio at a women's access to healthcare news conference
 Rep. Antonio speaking at news conference with colleagues on legislation to abolish the death penalty
Rep. Antonio speaking at news conference with colleagues on legislation to abolish the death penalty
 Rep. Antonio speaks to Women's Rights advocates
Rep. Antonio speaks to Women's Rights advocates
Rep. Antonio speaks out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood
Rep. Antonio speaks out against the defunding of Planned Parenthood
 Rep. Antonio introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
Rep. Antonio introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
 Rep. Antonio speaks to a room of working people at a labor town hall in Cleveland
Rep. Antonio speaks to a room of working people at a labor town hall in Cleveland
Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. Antonio poses with Democratic colleagues after the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationally
Rep. Antonio poses with Democratic colleagues after the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationally
 Rep. Antonio speaks out against proposals that attack Ohio women's reproductive health care contained in the budget
Rep. Antonio speaks out against proposals that attack Ohio women's reproductive health care contained in the budget
Rep. Antonio speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Antonio speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
 Rep. Antonio presents her legislative aide the Employee of the Quarter Award
Rep. Antonio presents her legislative aide the Employee of the Quarter Award
 Rep. Antonio with Mayor Summers of Lakewood at an event with the Ohio Mayors Alliance
Rep. Antonio with Mayor Summers of Lakewood at an event with the Ohio Mayors Alliance
 

State Representative Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) is honored to be serving her fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives. Representing the 13th House District, she was also appointed to serve on the Democratic Caucus leadership team as Minority Whip during the 132nd General Assembly, having previously served as Minority Whip in the 131st General Assembly, and Assistant Minority Whip for part of the 130th. Antonio’s district includes the City of Lakewood and parts of Cleveland’s West Side: The Detroit Shoreway (Gordon Square Arts District), The Stockyar...

 
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Representative Antonio Serves In the Following Committees :

FinanceFinance Subcommittee on Higher EducationHealthJoint Medicaid Oversight Committee
 
 
 
 
Reps. Antonio and Hagan discuss Gov. Kasich's Controversial State Park Fracking Proposal
State of Ohio with Rep. Antonio speaking on the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide

05.24.18 - Rep. Antonio Expresses Concern Over Additional Session Cancellations

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) today expressed her deep dismay by the House GOP’s political games bringing the People’s work to a grinding halt in the state legislature.

“I am appalled by how the culture of corruption, chaos and dysfunction of the House Republican majority has brought legislative activity to a grinding halt, resulting in an Ohio House Shutdown,” said Rep. Antonio. “The people of Ohio deserve better, they deserve leadership that works on their behalf to address the important issues of good paying jobs, quality public schools, charter school accountability and access to health care. Instead, leadership is absent from the GOP majority as evidenced by the recent cancellation of House Sessions.”

 
 

05.04.18 - Antonio, Burke Ask Kasich To Keep Local Behavioral Health Youth Program Running

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) and state Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) today wrote a letter* to Gov. John Kasich asking him to reconsider his administration’s move to shutter Cuyahoga County’s local Positive Education Program (PEP) Connections, a behavioral health program that serves some 500 high-risk youth each day.

 
 

05.03.18 - State Request To Restrict Healthcare Access Is More Politics As Usual

 

The Kasich Administration today filed a waiver request with the federal government, stemming from Republican attempts to undercut Ohio’s Medicaid expansion in the previous state budget. The administration says 36,036 Ohioans are in jeopardy of losing healthcare under the new restrictions, but the actual number of people impacted – if the waiver is approved – could be significantly higher if the economy slows down or more people have trouble finding work.

“Keeping people sick or taking away their health insurance won’t create more opportunity in our state or make our economy more competitive,” said state Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood). “This is nothing more than a punitive partisan, one-sided attempt to take away healthcare from people in need of temporary assistance. People want an opportunity for a better life for themselves and their families. Taking away healthcare is not the way to move Ohio forward, it is not a prescription for success”

The proposed restrictions would mean people who are sick, lack transportation, experience a family emergency or simply can’t find work would lose Medicaid coverage without notice if they do not work 80 hours in a given month.

A review of past work requirement proposals in entitlement programs found that these policies do not reduce poverty and often leave participants languishing in low-wage, temporary jobs.

Antonio is the minority leader for the House Health Committee and serves on the state’s Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee.

 
 

04.11.18 - Rep. Antonio's Legislative Agenda Building Momentum At The Statehouse

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) today announced that two pieces of her legislation, House Resolution (HR) 193 and House Bill (HB) 464, made inroads through the legislative process. Rep. Antonio’s floor amendment to HB 318 also was passed in House Session.

 
 
 

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Representative Nickie J. Antonio
District 13
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5921
Fax      (614) 719-3913
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Hometown : Lakewood
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Not eligible to run for another term