Rep. Antonio works with Democratic colleagues during House Session
Rep. Antonio works with Democratic colleagues during House Session
 Rep. Antonio addresses members of the House
Rep. Antonio addresses members of the House
 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 speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution during Session
Rep. Antonio presents a House Resolution 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 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 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 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 presents her legislative aide the Employee of the Quarter Award
Rep. Antonio presents her legislative aide the Employee of the Quarter Award
 Minority Whip Rep. Antonio poses with her leadership team
Minority Whip Rep. Antonio poses with her leadership team
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 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 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 with former Rep. Nancy Garland at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Antonio with former Rep. Nancy Garland at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Antonio speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Antonio speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
 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 speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Antonio speaking on the House floor during session
 

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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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

03.23.17 - Rep. Antonio Moves To Protect LGBT Ohioans From Housing, Employment Discrimination

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) today announced she will reintroduce legislation to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing or public accommodations. Labeled the Ohio Fairness Act, the legislation will add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the lists of classes protected from discrimination under Ohio law. 

“All Ohioans, including LGBT women and men, deserve an equal opportunity to pursue a career, enjoy safe housing and be a contributing member of society,” said Antonio. “Unfortunately, LGBT Ohioans still must live in fear of being thrown out of their homes based on their gender identity, or fired from their jobs based upon whom they love. I believe it is past time for Ohio to embrace true equality for all citizens.”

 
 

03.16.17 - Rep. Antonio Renews Call For Step Therapy Reform, Testifies On Bipartisan Bill

 

State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) joined joint-sponsor Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) yesterday to present sponsor testimony for House Bill (HB) 72, legislation to reform Ohio’s step therapy practices, during the bill’s first hearing in Health Committee.

“If a patient knows that a particular medicine won’t work for her or him, they should not be forced through the practice of step therapy to try it before getting the drug that will actually work,” said Antonio. “What we’re calling for is freedom for a doctor and patient to quickly access and use the most effective medicine right from the beginning— not to prolong treatment or discomfort through several other fail-first practices.” 

 
 

03.08.17 - Rep. Antonio Seeks To Empower More Women On International Women's Day

 

State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), elected as Minority Whip of the 132nd General Assembly, released the following statement in honor of International Women’s Day:

“On this observance of International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements and advancements of women across the world while still recognizing the challenges women continue to face. I am hopeful for our future because of the strong young women and girls we have raised. I believe that a brighter future is certainly female. 

 
 

03.01.17 - Antonio Announces Bipartisan Bill To Modernize State Domestic Violence Laws Clears Ohio House

 

State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) today announced the recent House passage of House Bill (HB) 1, bipartisan legislation to modernize Ohio’s domestic violence laws. Joint-sponsored by Rep. Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville), HB 1 will allow victims of dating violence to obtain civil protective orders against their attacker, a protection currently allowed in every state except Ohio and Georgia.

“I am proud to co-sponsor and cast a yes vote in support of this important measure to protect victims of domestic violence,” said Antonio. “No person should have to live in fear of their significant other, and this bill closes the legal loophole that left thousands without protection.”

 
 
 

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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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Leadership Position : Minority Whip
Hometown : Lakewood
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Not eligible to run for another term