News: Join Us for the Annual “Pick-Nick”

The Friends of Nickie J. Antonio invite you to the:

Annual “Pick-Nick”

Birthday FUNdraiser for:


Our candidate for State Representative, HD 13


from  5-7:00pm

At Around the Corner Saloon

18616 Detroit Ave., Lakewood , Ohio 44107


Suggested household donations are appreciated

Students/seniors $10.00 ___   Friends $25____ Good Friends $50*____ Best Friend $100 ____  BFF $250_____ Other_____ ____________________________________________

Please make checks payable to: Friends of Nickie J. Antonio

Rosemarie Feighan DeJohn, treasurer 1305 Belle Ave. Lakewood, Ohio 44107 Phone: 216-221-4421  

To donate online visit

* Ohio state income tax forms allow you to claim a political contribution as a tax credit, $50 per individual or $100 per couple.


WE WERE VICTORIOUS! Once again I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make our campaign not only positive but VICTORIOUS!

On May 4th we won the Democratic primary for State Representative in HD 13 with a solid margin of 54% of the vote. This win put the campaign on solid ground to go into the general election in a race that we were positioned to face an independent opponent.

BREAKING NEWS………We learned on Friday, May 14th , that the independent candidate withdrew from the race through a communication to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. This means that I do not have an opponent in the race for State Representative for House District 13 in the general Election in November. While I am pleased to be in this enviable position, as I remarked to a local reporter, the campaign continues because it was never about the opponent, it has always been about the people of House District 13. This campaign is about connection and service. I will continue to reach out and connect with the members of the district at events and neighborhood gatherings in the coming months, as we discuss concerns and strategies to strengthen our community and serve Ohio’s families. Please follow the link to the coverage of these events on Fox8 News.

Making History-I will also carry the distinction of being the first openly gay legislator elected to the General Assembly at the conclusion of the November election. It is my hope that this notoriety will serve as a catalyst for dialogue as we strive to remove the barriers that now divide us as we work for equality for all Ohioans. I am very proud of Jean Kosmac my partner of 16 years and our daughters, Ariel and Stacey. I believe  everyone should be afforded the right to celebrate their family with love and dignity. We must never forget all of those who came before us who made this moment possible.

Moving Forward– One of the strengths of this campaign was our ability to bring together a diverse group of retirees, families, students and active community members who worked for a brighter future for Ohio.  Through this campaign we were able to unite around a common goal and were victorious, however, our work is not done. Your energy, spirit and support will continue to be the driving force behind this campaign as we work on specific legislation and the issues of Jobs, Education and Healthy Communities. We continue to be in this together.