State Representative, District 72
Northeast Ohio, State Legislature
Commissioner Kathleen Clyde was raised in Garrettsville, Ohio and is proud to serve her community as Portage County Commissioner. Now, she is running for office to continue to fight for her community in the Ohio House once again. Commissioner Clyde has vast experience in government and law, earning her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University and serving four two-year terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. During her political career she has advocated for the rights of workers, organizing to help defeat anti-collective bargaining legislation for public sector workers. In the House, she sponsored the Ohio Equal Pay Act for three straight general assemblies, holding hearings on the unprecedented attacks on women’s reproductive healthcare. Commissioner Clyde also became known as a national expert on election and voting rights issues, helping to craft legal defenses and fight against various anti-voter measures. She has worked closely with the NAACP in her community to ensure access to education and scholarships for minority women, and pushed to make confidentiality programs for victims of domestic violence a reality.
Once elected as State Representative, she will fight to address issues key to women’s overall equality, like access to reproductive healthcare, pay equity, and preventing violence against women. Her dedication to her community and public service make her an ideal candidate to fight for Matriots values and all Ohioans in the House.Kathleen Clyde
I want to make a difference, and I think public service is such an important way for women like me to contribute. I have a lot of experience in the Statehouse and on the campaign trail. I want to take that experience back to Columbus and try to do some good for my community and for the state of Ohio.
– Kathleen Clyde