State Representative Kathleen Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, which covers Kent and most of Portage County. Kathleen has been a dedicated defender of voters and voting rights. She has also been a leader for Ohio’s working families, as she helped organize the fight against the anti-worker bill, SB 5. Additionally, she has been a champion for Ohio women. In 2013, she held hearings across the state on the unprecedented attacks on reproductive healthcare in Ohio’s budget bills. Currently, she is the lead sponsor of the Ohio Equal Pay Act. Her work on these issues has been recognized by national groups like EMILY's List. In 2016, she was one of six women nationwide to be nominated for their Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. Kathleen is an attorney by trade and avid Buckeye fan. She earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University and went on to earn her law degree from The Ohio State University. While a law student, she worked on voting rights issues with the Election Law center at Ohio State, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU. In May of 2017, Kathleen launched her campaign for Ohio Secretary of State.
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