Nickie J. Antonio proudly serves as the  State Representative for Ohio House District 13 (Lakewood, and portions of Cleveland Wards 3, 11, 14, 15 and Linndale).  Now in her 4th term, she lead her caucus as the House Democratic Whip in 2016-17 and served as the Assistant Whip in 2015. She was first elected to this office in the November, 2010 Election following 5 years of service as a Lakewood City Council member (at-Large).  She serves as the highest Ranking Minority Member of the Health  Committee,  the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, is a member of  the House Committee of Finance and Appropriations and Higher Ed subcommittee, Joint Legislative Ethics Committee and serves on the Rules and Reference Committee.  She has also served on  the HHS Subcommittee on Finance and Appropriations, 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 and Labor Committees. Antonio is the former  Chair for the Ohio House Democratic Women’s  Caucus and is a former member of the Ohio House Progressive Caucus of Legislators, and is the State Coordinator for the Women’s Legislative Lobby.  Nickie won her race for re-election in 2014 by receiving 73% of the vote. She and her partner of 21+ 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.



2018 is bound to bring us great things!

Despite the challenges of 2017, much was accomplished that laid the foundation for what will certainly be an exciting 2018. This is an election year, so be sure you’re registered to vote.

Legislative Update

Significant progress was made on two of my sponsored bills: The Ohio Fairness Act, which would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” protections to Ohio’s anti-discrimination laws, and HB 302, which would allow a pregnant minor to consent to healthcare for herself and her child. Additionally, I had the honor of serving in leadership as Minority Whip.


Pictured: Assistant Minority Leader Nick Celebrezze, Minority Whip Nickie J. Antonio, Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, and Assistant Minority Whip Emilia Strong Sykes at the Statehouse.

On The Move

In November I announced my campaign for Ohio Senate District 23. The current senator, Michael Skindell, and I are both approaching term limits. After a productive and positive eight years in the House, the Senate is the best next step I can take to continue serving the people of Ohio.
Pictured: Senator Michael Skindell and Representative Nickie J. Antonio at Rep. Antonio’s campaign launch in November.
Thanks to our Donors – see below!

As always, I could not do this important work without the help of my amazing constituents, donors, volunteers, colleagues, and staff. I truly cannot thank you enough for your support. If there is anything my office can help you with, please contact me at


Ohio House of Representatives 

House District 13

Nickie J. Antonio for Ohio Senate 

Senate District 23


Special thanks to all who helped me in 2017 to kickoff my campaign for

Ohio Senate District 23.


Wally Senney


Cleveland Teachers Union / American Federation of Teachers

Michelle Tomallo & Micki Tubbs

Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees Local 1975


Wally Lanci

Henry Ng

UFCW Local 880


Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

Communication Workers of America District 4

Fred & Laura Bidwell

Karen Giffen


Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District 6

Christopher Celeste

Cindy & Richard Demsey

Yoshiko Ikuta

Katie Solender & Willie Katzin

Marcia Levine

Susan Reis

Roger Scheve

Jane & Eric Buder Shapiro

Carpenters Local 373 & Carpenters Local 435

Deborah Ratner

Debra Hirshberg

Fred Bidwell

Henry Ng

Medical Mutual

Michael Wojtanowski & Matthew Arnold

Pipefitters Local 120

Sheet Metal Workers Local 33

Wally Lanci


Bakers’ Union Local 19

Ohio Chiropractic Association

Deborah & Ronald Ratner

Margaret Wong

Jill Zimon

Anne Bloomberg

Benesch Law

Chris Sinagra

David Reichert

Graham Veysey

Marc Dann

Rev. Ben Guess & Jim Therrien

Robin Richmond


Pipefitters Local 120

Joan Burda & Betsy Ashley

Cindy & Tom Einhouse

Irwin & Heather Ross Lowenstein

Jeanine Petti & Alexa Ham

Bob Sferra

Nancy Stemmer & Laura Sims

AS WELL AS every single contributor who donated $25 or more to our campaign in 2017. Every contribution helps to make this campaign strong so I may continue to serve the people of Northeast Ohio.