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Senator Antonio is a dedicated champion of workers' rights, high-quality education, our local governments, equal rights for women and the LGBT community and healthcare for all.
She has worked to pass legislation such as Ohio's historic adoption open records law and a step therapy reform law.
The first in her family to graduate from college, Antonio holds a MPA from Cleveland State University as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from CSU.
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine's State of the State address:
Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus held an informal brown bag lunch discussion with news media to discuss their top issues and goals for the 135th Ohio General Assembly.
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor DeWine's inauguration:
Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine urging him to use his executive powers to veto House Bill 458, which would make it more difficult for Ohioans to vote by requiring strict photo ID requirements and slash the timeframe in which voters can return their ballots after Election Day. The bill also eliminates early in-person voting on the Monday before election day, one of the busiest early in-person voting days.
Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement in response to Governor DeWine's veto of legislation that would have blocked cities from banning harmful tobacco products or raising the age to buy them:
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) took the oath of office to serve in the Ohio Senate as Senate Minority Leader during the 135th General Assembly. She is the first LGBTQ+ Minority Leader in the history of the Ohio Senate.
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement on the sentencing of George Wagner IV, who was convicted last month on charges of aggravated murder for killing eight members of the Rhoden family in 2016:
Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus applauded Democratic successes during lame duck and urged Governor DeWine to veto a number of harmful pieces of legislation that passed.
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) applauded the many individuals and advocates that testified in opposition to House Bill 151, especially Ember Zelch, the sole transgender girl playing sports in Ohio, whose testimony Antonio shared during session. As amended and passed by the Senate, H.B. 151 would have prohibited transgender girls from playing on girls' school sports teams. The measure failed to advance in the Ohio House.