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COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today called on Gov. Mike DeWine to use his executive authority to release funds to create a temporary, emergency paid leave program for Ohio workers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Lightbody’s call follows two letters sent this week on behalf of the caucus pushing for benefits to ensure the economic security of Ohio families.

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

 COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today responded to Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement that he was introducing legislation to increase safety on Ohio roadways by limiting distracted driving. Rep. Lightbody had introduced a bill to tackle this very issue, HB 468, last month and the bill has already received its first hearing. Lightbody’s bill would make it a primary offense to use handheld electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.

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Thu, Feb 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today introduced legislation to protect minors by prohibiting certain health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy when treating minor patients.

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Tue, Feb 11, 2020

State Reps. Allison Russo (D- Upper Arlington) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the introduction of The Safe Drinking Water Act to guarantee safe drinking water in Ohio.  The bill provides for state-level standards for drinking water to limit known toxics and protect residents from harm. 

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Thu, Feb 6, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today introduced legislation to increase safety on Ohio roadways by making it a primary offense to use handheld electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.

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Tue, Jan 14, 2020

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week. 

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the unanimous passage of Senate Bill (SB) 77, bipartisan legislation to designate June 12 as Women Veteran’s Day. Rep. Lightbody said SB 77 reaffirms Ohio’s promise to care for and honor the more than 67,000 women veterans living across the state. Women make up nearly 10 percent of all veterans nationally.

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Thu, Nov 7, 2019

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement announcing $7,626,787 in funding for Central Ohio Transit Authority to fund public transportation efforts in Franklin County, which was passed with Democratic backing in the state’s transportation budget earlier this year. 

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Tue, Oct 29, 2019

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) will hold constituent office hours to discuss issues and concerns with community members on Wednesday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. 

Rep. Lightbody will be holding these district office hour meetings throughout the month of October at libraries across House District 19 in New Albany, Westerville and Gahanna.

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Fri, Oct 4, 2019

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today released a statement of support following her address to Westerville City Council’s public forum last night on the city’s proposed LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination ordinance.

“I applaud the City of Westerville for seizing the opportunity to protect and value Ohio citizens and workers,” said Rep. Lightbody. “This ordinance sends a welcoming message to those who want to live in a safe and thriving environment at a time when action is slow statewide.”

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Wed, Oct 2, 2019