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Nickie J. Antonio
 
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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.

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February 3, 2023

Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) applauded the announcement of $1 million of state funding towards Lakewood City School District. These funds will be allocated through House Bill 45 which funded the Ohio K-12 School Safety grant program. A combined $68 million in grants was dedicated towards supporting the physical safety and security upgrades in Ohio schools grades K-12.

 
January 31, 2023

Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine's State of the State address: 

 
January 30, 2023

Today, Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Senator Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) issued the following statements in response to recent news reports that a married couple from Upper Sandusky has been advocating a neo-Nazi-approved curriculum for use by parents who home-school:

 
January 27, 2023

 
January 17, 2023

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.

 
January 9, 2023

Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor DeWine's inauguration:

 
January 5, 2023

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.

 
January 5, 2023

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:

 
January 3, 2023

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.

 
December 19, 2022

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:

 
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