Please join
Rick Neal, Albert & Audrey Ratner, Ron & Deborah Ratner
Robin Richmond, Michael Caputo
Hon. Ed Feighan, Sandy Anderson & Lynn Readey
Fred & Laura Bidwell, John Corlett & Doug VanAuken
Cheryl Rose & Carol Cosler, Liz O’Donnell, Chann Fowler-Spellman
Debra Hirshberg & Jamie Hecker, Marica Levine
Rip & Charlotte Noble, Sandra Sauder
Cleveland Teachers Union and Communications Workers of America
(Host committee in formation)

for a virtual reception in support of
Senator Nickie J. Antonio

Thursday, June 17
5:00 – 6:00 PM

$2500 Champion | $1000 Host | $500 Sponsor  $250 Friend | $100 Guest | $25 Senior/Young Dems

You can contribute by mailing a check to

Friends of Nickie J. Antonio
c/o Ohio Senate Democrats
340 E Fulton Street, Columbus, OH 43215
or go to

The zoom link will be given upon RSVP.

To RSVP, please contact Joe Rettof at


Nickie and the District

Nickie J. Antonio proudly serves as the State Senator for Ohio Senate District 23, which combines her previous House District 13 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.

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.

Senator 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.

Senator 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.