State Representative Kathleen Clyde Launches Her Campaign for Ohio Secretary of State

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Kathleen Clyde pledges to secure and modernize elections “so every Ohioan’s vote counts and every Ohioan’s voice is heard”

COLUMBUS, OH – Today, State Representative Kathleen Clyde launched her campaign for Ohio Secretary of State at the King Arts Complex in Columbus. As a “leading voice statewide” for voters’ rights,  Kathleen pledged to “put the people of Ohio first by bringing real accountability and transparency to her office and securing and modernizing our elections so that every Ohioan’s vote counts and every Ohioan’s voice is heard.”

Below is a sampling of her remarks:

“Ohioans deserve better from their leaders in state government. Our big cities like Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati deserve better. Our hundreds of small towns just like my hometown of Garrettsville, Ohio, deserve better.” 

“Unfortunately, our state leaders are only making things worse. Their outdated way of doing things, their lack of transparency, and their same old stale ideas and misplaced priorities continue to favor those who are already doing just fine while so many Ohioans get left behind.”

“Because no matter who you are or where you live, I will put the people of Ohio first by bringing real accountability and transparency to my office and securing and modernizing our elections so that every Ohioan’s vote counts and every Ohioan’s voice is heard.”

“Whether your Ohio business is large and growing, or small and home-based, I will insist my office is helpful and streamlined, not unresponsive and bureaucratic – by modernizing the office’s tools and prioritizing small business. And whether you work nine to five and support a family or are retired and need assistance getting to the polls, I will ensure registration is simple, you have every opportunity to vote, and your vote is counted.”

Over the course of her career, Kathleen Clyde has been recognized leader on voting rights. Kathleen has fought to restore the busiest days of early voting and extend early voting days and hours. She has introduced legislation for automatic voting registration that will ensure Ohioans are added to the rolls when they do everyday things like get a driver’s license, seek disability services, or simply turn eighteen. 

Before her time at the Statehouse representing Ohio’s 75th district, Kathleen was an attorney, working to help local families and small businesses. Prior to this, she worked 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.

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