Representative Randi Clites - House District 75

11.13.19 - Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Ohio Rare Disease Council Act


Today, state Reps. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) and Tim Ginter (R-Salem) held a Statehouse press conference to introduce bipartisan legislation to create the Ohio Rare Disease Advisory Council. The bill would bring together medical researchers, physicians, nurses, patients, lawmakers and state officials to begin addressing many of the issues facing those living with rare diseases. 


11.12.19 - Lawmakers To Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Create Ohio Rare Disease Advisory Council


State Reps. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) and Tim Ginter (R-Salem) will hold a press conference TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the Statehouse Senate Press Room to introduce bipartisan legislation that would create the Ohio Rare Disease Advisory Council.


10.29.19 - Rep. Clites Announces Over $1.4 Million For State Investment In Public Transit


State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today issued a statement announcing over $1.4 million in funding for the Portage County Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA), which was passed with Democratic backing in the state’s transportation budget earlier this year.


10.23.19 - Democratic Lawmakers Announce Legislation To Protect Healthcare Coverage Of Ohioans With Pre-existing Conditions


State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today joined House Democrats at a Statehouse press conference to announce legislation that would incorporate into Ohio law patient protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. The legislation comes as a ruling in Texas v. U.S. by the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is pending—a decision that could threaten the healthcare coverage of millions of Ohioans with pre-existing conditions if the ACA is overturned.


08.23.19 - Reps. Clites And Weinstein To Host Second Leg Of Freshman District Bus Tour


Democratic state Reps. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) will host a press conference Wednesday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hudson Public Library to highlight the second leg of the freshman district bus tour, which includes Clites and Weinstein’s House Districts 75 and 37, respectively. 


08.06.19 - Rep. Clites Announces Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today announced a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 8, at 4:00 PM at the Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Portage County.


08.02.19 - Clites Announces Upcoming Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Weekend


State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will take place starting on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.


07.30.19 - Rep. Clites Announces Passage Of Legislation Allowing Cultivation Of Hemp In Ohio


State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today attended the signing of Senate Bill (SB) 57 by Gov. Mike DeWine at the Ohio State Fair. SB 57 decriminalizes hemp and CBD products, allowing for the growth and processing of industrial hemp and hemp products in Ohio.


07.23.19 - Rep. Clites: Misguided Bailout Costly For Consumers, Ohio's Clean Energy Future


State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.

“This bill is not about clean air or jobs, like those supporting this bill claim. If it were, it would provide protections to the hundreds of thousands Ohioans in the renewable energy sector and support environmental programs rather than giving taxpayer dollars to a corporation,” said Rep. Clites. “Eliminating the renewable energy and efficiency standards in this bill will end the economic growth in this sector and threaten good-paying, clean energy jobs across the state.”


07.17.19 - Rep. Clites: Budget Compromise A Step In The Right Direction To Restore Ohio Promise Of Better Lives, Brighter Futures


Ohio State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today issued a statement in support of the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.

“The budget bill was not perfect, however it did provide access to revenues badly needed in programs that I know our community will take advantage of to deliver better services to our community,” said Rep. Clites. “Our work is not done here. We must do more to fairly fund public schools, provide better access to affordable healthcare and protect our voting rights. I hope the Governor will line item veto these issues to protect our Ohio Promise to our citizens that if you work hard you should be able to get ahead.”


07.12.19 - Rep. Clites, KSU Students Respond To University's Delayed Tuition Bill Distribution


State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) and students at Kent State University today responded to a notification the university released Thursday informing students of a delay in issuing tuition bills due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the passage of the Ohio state budget.

“As legislators, it is our constitutional duty to pass a long-term budget by June 30. Interim budgets bring uncertainty and break the promise we made to taxpayers to do so. The delay in billing at Kent State shows the detrimental effects of missing the budget deadline has had on all Ohioans, including students who rely on financial aid and student loans,” said Rep. Clites. “In a state with one-party rule, we should not be putting Ohio students and families in such an uncertain position. I am committed to working together to get this done and I call on Statehouse Republicans to do the same.”


05.01.19 - Clites, House Dems Lead Bipartisan Effort To End School Takeovers, Restore Local Control


House Democrats today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, a bipartisan effort to end state takeovers of local schools and restore control to local education officials. The bill comes amid questions of accountability, transparency and lackluster results from district takeovers in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland.


04.11.19 - Rep. Clites Statement As Ohio's Latest Abortion Ban Signed Into Law


State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today released a statement following Governor Mike DeWine signing Senate Bill (SB) 23 into law. SB 23 contains the most extreme abortion ban in the country, prohibiting abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant.


04.02.19 - Clites, House Dem Lawmakers Introduce Ohio Equal Pay Act On Equal Pay Day


State Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today during a Statehouse news conference introduced the Ohio Equal Pay Act, legislation to recognize the full value and potential of Ohio’s working women. The announcement comes as advocates mark ‘Equal Pay Day’ across America, the date to which women must work to make up for the lost wages relative to their male counterparts.


01.07.19 - Randi Clites Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio House District 75


State Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning her first term as state lawmaker.

“I am honored to be representing the people of District 75 and am looking forward to serving the needs of my neighbors,” said Rep. Clites.