With the new year in full swing and national headlines on the minds of everyday Ohioans, state Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) today called for constituents and the public to share their concerns, suggestions and other thoughts regarding the direction of the state through a new online survey.

Citizens can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HouseDistrict13Survey

“What we as legislators do at the Statehouse has a direct impact on the people of the thirteenth House District, and I want to hear their concerns and ideas on what is important to them,” said Antonio. “I encourage everyone who can to complete the online survey, and together we will fight to pass meaningful legislation that helps protect and grow our families.”

Antonio, who has been in the legislature since 2011, represents Ohio’s 13th House district, which includes Lakewood and parts of Cleveland’s West Side communities.

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Antonio Responds To Latest Ohio Opioid Crisis Report


The lead Democrat on the Ohio House’s Health Committee, Democratic Whip and state Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), today responded to the latest dire report on Ohio’s statewide opioid overdose and addiction emergency.

The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences released the report “Taking Measure of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis” Tuesday, highlighting the grim realities many in the state are experiencing, but also making a case for greater treatment access and expanded educational and economic opportunities for Ohioans.

“This report confirms that treatment is necessary to stem the tide of this opioid crisis, and clearly we do not have enough treatment options currently available,” said Antonio. “We can do better. We must do better. Taxpayers deserve better economic opportunities, a strong and affordable educational foundation, and greater access to healthcare services – all things that we know will prevent opioid addiction and abuse.”

The report points to low education levels and limited job opportunities as central underlying causes of opioid abuse.