In her third term in the Ohio House of Representatives, Kathleen Clyde is recognized as a leading voice on important state issues.
Before running for the Statehouse, Kathleen worked in the Ohio Senate and as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Speaker of the Ohio House. She also served as an election official directing the Franklin County Early Vote Center during the 2008 presidential election.
An attorney and avid Buckeye fan, Kathleen earned her law degree from Ohio State, where she was an editor of the law review. 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.
Kathleen spent her time between undergrad and law school working to address homelessness in Central Ohio on the staff of the Community Shelter Board in Columbus. She then became the Ohio College Coordinator for the John Kerry presidential campaign, working across the state to engage young voters.
Kathleen lives in Kent in the heart of the 75th District, which includes most of Portage County. She is an avid reader and runner in her spare time.
Ohio House Committees:
- Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, Ranking Minority Member
- Finance Committee and Transportation Subcommittee
- Public Utilities Committee
- Democratic National Committee
- Ohio Ballot Board
- Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission