Please join:

County Council President Dan Brady, Councilwoman Dona Brady, Chairwoman Shontel Brown, Representative Jeff Crossman, Representative Michael Skindell, 
Councilman Matt Zone, Councilman Kerry McCormack, County Councilman Dale Miller
for a reception honoring

Ohio State Senator Nickie J. Antonio

with special guest

Jim Obergefell, LGBT & Human Rights Activist

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Private reception 5:00-6:00 pm
General Reception 6:00-7:00 pm
P.J. McIntyre’s Irish Pub
17119 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Champion $5,000
Champion donors are invited to join Nickie and Jim for a private reception.
Host $2,500
Sponsor $1,000
Supporter $500
Individual $100
Young Professional/Senior $25
Checks can be made payable to:
Friends of Nickie J. Antonio
1305 Belle Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
*No corporate contributions please *



We Won!

This win was a win for ALL of us! Thank you!!!

I write to you with much gratitude  for each of you who knocked on doors, made phone calls, talked to your neighbors, wrote post cards, donated, put signs together, put up signs, took down signs, and did all the work that went in to being #AllInForAntonio. I am  honored and look forward to  returning  to the Statehouse as your next State Senator, in 2019. Please know that I will continue to be All In For You! Together we will continue the work to move Ohio forward!


Nickie and the District

Nickie J. Antonio proudly serves as the  State Representative for Ohio House District 13.  Now in her 4th and final term, she is running as the Democratic nominee for her corresponding Senate seat, Ohio Senate District 23, which combines her current house district and House Districts 14 and 15.

Ohio Senate District 23 covers Lakewood, Linndale, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Brook Park, Parma, Parma Hts., Middleburg Hts., Cuyahoga Hts., as well as Cleveland Wards 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, and parts of Wards 3, 12 & 14.

State representative Nickie Antonio, a Democrat from Lakewood, has been one of our most effective and hard-working state legislators. She’s been a reliable fighter for working people, voter rights, civil rights, public education, health care accessibility and addressing the opioid crisis… 
…Antonio, who is also down-to-earth and accessible, is exactly the type of person we need to be electing to office. 
…To keep Antonio in the legislature would be a benefit to all Ohioans.

Read the full endorsement ->


Antonio has been a leader in fighting for Good Paying Jobs, Workers Rights, Fixing Our Roads and Bridges, Quality Education, Affordable College, Health Care for All, Supporting Local Governments, Equal Rights for women and members of the LGBTQ community, and Reproductive Justice.



She has secured  millions of  dollars to Northeast Ohio through several capital project budgets as a member of the Finance committee. She is known for her ability to get things done by  reaching across the aisle to work with her republican colleagues while not compromising core democratic principles. As such, she has passed a number of bills into law including the historic open records law for an estimated 400,000 Ohio adoptees; Hb61/SB23.


She was a legislative leader on the fight against SB5 and continues to be a champion for protecting the collective bargaining rights of women and men in labor. She has also championed strategies to combat the opioid crisis, early childhood education, reproductive rights  and has served as the health policy expert in her caucus.



Rep. Antonio led her caucus as the House Democratic Whip in 2016-17 and served as the Assistant Whip from 2014-15, prior to that she served as a member of the extended leadership team since 2012. She was first elected State Rep. in November of 2010 following 5 years of service as a Lakewood City Councilmember (at-Large).

Rep. Antonio serves as the highest Ranking Minority Member of the Health Committee and the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee; she is also a member of  the House Committee of Finance and Appropriations and Higher Ed subcommittee and the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.

Previously, she has served on  the HHS Subcommittee on Finance and Appropriations, Rules and Reference, Prescription Drug and Opioid Task force, Health Opioid Subcommittee, 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force and the Legislative Committee on Public Health Futures, Education and Commerce/Labor Committees. With these committees she has travelled the state listening to people throughout Ohio as they relay their struggles and hopes for solutions to the opioid crisis and the need for jobs and help for local governments.


Rep. Antonio is the former Chair of the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus, former Vice Chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party and is a former member of the Ohio House Progressive Caucus of Legislators and the Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus. She is the State Coordinator for the Women’s Legislative Lobby.



Rep. Antonio and her partner of 23+ years, Jean Kosmac, were married in 2015 and reside in Lakewood. They have raised two amazing daughters Ariel and Stacey of whom they are very proud.