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House Democrats applaud Boyd's public service, announce replacement process for House District 9

April 22, 2022
Democratic Newsroom

COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democrats today applauded Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) for her service to the Ohio House and the constituents of District 9 as she departs the legislature today to serve in the Biden administration. 

“I am incredibly grateful to have been a voice for the hardworking people of House District 9. Being elected each term always humbled me more. When I consider the blood-soaked history of our right to vote, whether a woman or a descendant of African slaves, or an immigrant who faced enormous risk to become an American citizen, the honor of being elected for 4 terms, is not lost on me. Sitting where my mom once sat, when she reached across the aisle to create welfare reform and support for kinship caregivers, is not lost on me. Having the privilege of expanding and passing my mother’s kinship bill, is not lost on me. The balance between serving in the superminority and working with the supermajority—navigating our frequently distinctly different policy priorities—while also trying to build quality relationships on common ground, is not lost on me. Meeting and speaking with survivors of various perilous situations, especially survivors of domestic violence, and crafting legislation from the ground up such as Aisha’s Law (HB 3), is not lost on me. Although we’ve passed it twice out of the House, I leave it now in other hands to finally make it law, and that is not lost on me. 

“I will take everything I’ve learned and experienced in the People’s House with me to my next role in the Biden-Harris administration, and I leave with confidence that Rep. Brent (D-Cleveland) and Rep. Carruthers (R-Hamilton) will work together to finally pass Aisha’s Law. Though I’m leaving the legislature, I will continue my work in public service, and I will always keep the Ohio promise,” said Rep. Boyd. 

The District 9 office will remain open and fully staffed.

The House Democratic Caucus is now requesting letters of interest from individuals seeking appointment to House District 9. Applicants should email resumes and cover letters to the Acting House Democratic Chief of Staff Andy DiPalma ( by the close of business on Friday, April 29.

After an open application period, a screening panel of Democratic state representatives will interview applicants to make a recommendation to the caucus, who will appoint a qualified applicant to serve the remainder of Boyd’s term, which runs through December 2022.