2018 Endorsements

Nickie is proud to be endorsed by:

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer endorse Antonio

Antonio, of Lakewood, is the superior choice. She is known as one of the hardest-working members of the legislature, and has been effective in working across the aisle, most notably in successfully co-sponsoring a law to open adoption records in Ohio and in her work on LGBT anti-discrimination legislation.

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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.

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Sherrod Brown

I’m proud to endorse Nickie J. Antonio to serve as State Senator for the 23rd District because I know she will continue to fight for the future of northeast Ohio families.

-United States Senator Sherrod Brown




Jane Campbell

I’ve known  Nickie Antonio for many years and I support her run for Ohio Senate 23, because she’s smart, creative, courageous, hardworking and always puts the people first.

-Jane Campbell, Cleveland’s first woman Mayor




Dick Celeste

I am proud to endorse Nickie Antonio as our next State Senator for District 23.

-Former Governor Dick Celeste




Emily’s List


EMILY’s List is proud to stand with Nickie as she continues to fight for women and families against radical anti-woman policies in the Ohio legislature.


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Human Rights Campaign – National

National Human Rights Campaign Endorsement of Nickie AntonioRep. Antonio’s extraordinary work and leadership in the Ohio State House and during her time on Lakewood City Council has prompted the Human Rights Campaign to take the rare step of endorsing a candidate ahead of the primary election.

“Rep. Antonio has been a relentless champion of equality and fairness in Ohio, leading efforts to ensure that every Ohioan can live safely and freely without fear of discrimination,” said HRC Ohio State Manager Shawn Copeland. “Her leadership continues to be instrumental in the fight to move equality forward in the Buckeye State and we look forward to having another pro-equality voice in the Ohio State Senate. HRC is proud to endorse Rep. Antonio’s candidacy to represent Senate District 23.”

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We are thrilled to endorse Nickie Antonio for Ohio State Senate – District 23. She is an example of the kind of woman we seek to endorse for political office in Ohio and believe she will work to help us achieve our mission of supporting an economy in which women can thrive and prosper.

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 Victory Fund2018 Spotlight Candidate

Nickie is a progressive, pragmatic leader and a champion for LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, good jobs, education, healthy environment, healthy communities. She is known to reach across the aisle to get things done. Nickie is serving in her fourth elected term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She is known as a champion and leader in health policy, women’s reproductive rights, workers’ rights, environmental policy and a proven advocate for equity & fairness.

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Affiliated Construction Trades Ohio

AFSCME Ohio Council 8

Bakery, Confectionery, TobaccoWorkers and Grain Millers International Union Local No.19

Cleveland American Middle East Organization

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

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Cleveland Teachers Union







Communication Workers of America District 4

Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus

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Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus

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Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio

International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers

International Union of Operating Engineers

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District 6

Moms Demand Action *

*Though not an official endorsement, Nickie has also been named a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate






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National Association of Social Workers – PACE

North Shore AFL-CIO

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Ohio Association of Public School Employees AFSCME

Ohio Civil Service Employees Association AFSCME local 11

Ohio Education Association

Ohio Farm Bureau- Friend of Agriculture

Ohio Manufacturers Association

Ohio Society of CPAs

Ohio State Chiropractic Association

Ohio State Medical Association Political Action Committee

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio

“For the last 8 years I have been a champion for reproductive rights and justice in the General Assembly and continue to raise my voice in opposition to any restrictions to a woman’s constitutional right to privacy and the right to access reproductive health care. I will continue to trust women and stand strong with the women of Ohio.”

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Plumbers Local 55

Sierra Club- Ohio Chapter

Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation (SMART) Union


Teamsters Local 436

Teamsters Ohio DRIVE

UFCW 880

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#VOTEPROCHOICE (voteprochoice.us)

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Working Families Party







2014 endorsements


Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

State Senator Michael J. Skindell

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson

Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers

Lakewood Council Members: President Mary Louise Madigan, Vice President Ryan Nowlin, Cindy Marx

County Councilmembers: Dan Brady * Dale Miller

Cleveland City Councilmembers Dona Brady*Joe Cimperman*Matt Zone


Americans for Democratic Action

Black Women’s Political Action Committee


Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party

Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus

EMILY’s List

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 25

Lakewood Democratic Club

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Northshore AFL-CIO  Federation of Labor

OhioAssociation of Professional Fire Fighters

Ohio Democratic Party


Ohio Education Association

Ohio Farm Bureau- Friend of Agriculture

Ohio Federation of Teachers


Planned Parenthood


SEIU District 1199

Victory Fund

2012 Endorsements

Endorsements 2012 Nickie J. Antonio for State Representative Ohio House District 13 includes the following:

Elected Officials in House District 13-

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Congresswoman Betty Sutton

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge

County Executive Ed FitzGerald
Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers  and Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson
County Councilmembers Dale Miller and Dan Brady
Lakewood Councilmembers: David Anderson, Tom Bullock, Shawn Juris, Mary Louise Madigan, Ryan Nowlin, Brian Powers, Monique Smith
Cleveland Councilmembers: Dona Brady, Jay Westbrook, Matt Zone

Community Members and Friends:

Rev. Bob and Joyce Strommen (moved to Baltimore but continue to support), Jerry Nelson, Jerry  Morse, Mary Denihan, Brian Kazy, Patrick Shepherd and  Jason Landsdale, Colleen Clark Sutton, Tom Sutton, Pat Veccio, John Farina and Adam Tulley, Judy Gallo,  Mark McDermott and Bobbie Richettel, Ben and  Monica Bassett, Diana Cygonvich, Brittany O’Connor and Todd Heckeler, Bonnie Sikes, Moria Dugan and Charlie Bango, Barb Bowley and  Alice Forsyth,Linda Jane, Debra Hirshberg, Cal Zunt, Beth Zone, The Peggy Zone Fisher and YOU!!!


AFSCME Power in Action-Ohio8 and Retiree Chapter 1184
Americans for Democratic Action of Northeast Ohio

Black Women’s Political Action Committee


Cleveland Area Board of Realtors
Cleveland Stonewall Democrats
Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
Equality Ohio

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #25

International Union of Operating Engineers

Lakewood Democratic Club
Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters
Ohio Association of Public School Employees/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 4
Ohio Civil Service Employees Association-Local 11
Ohio Democratic Party
Ohio Education Association
Ohio Farm Bureau- Friend of Agriculture
Ohio Federation of Teachers

Ohio League of Conservation Voters
Ohio Nurses Association
Ohio State Medical Association Political Action Committee
North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor

Northeast Ohio Academy of Chiropractic
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio Action Fund



Teamsters Ohio DRIVE


United Transportation Union

Victory Fund
Women’s Campaign Fund

2010 Endorsements

Plain Dealer Newspaper ** Sun Post-Herald ** C.A.M.E.O ** North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor ** AFSCME Ohio Council 8 ** AFSCME Retiree Chapter 1184 ** ADA- Americans for Democratic Action
Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council
Ohio Education Association
Ohio Nurses Association
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Congresswoman Betty Sutton
State Senator Dale Miller
State Representative Michael Skindell
State Representative Mike Foley
State Representative Barbara Boyd
State Representative Kenny Yuko
State Representative Sandra Williams
State Senator Shirley Smith
Cleveland Council President Martin Sweeney
Cleveland Councilmember Dona Brady
Cleveland Councilmember Mamie Mitchell
Cleveland Councilmenber Joe Cimperman
Cleveland Councilmember Jay Westbrook
Cleveland Councilmember Matt Zone
Lakewood Councilmember Mary Louise Madigan
Lakewood Councilmember Brian Powers
Lakewood Councilmember Monique Smith
The Ohio Democratic Party
The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
Lakewood Democratic Club
Cleveland Stonewall Democrats
Americans for Democratic Action of Northeast Ohio
Sierra Club
Teamsters Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
Teamsters Ohio D.R.I.V.E
The Graphic Communications Workers Local 546M
The Progressive Majority Farm Team
The Victory Fund
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 38
Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
Northern Ohio Firefighters
Printers and Allied Trades District Council #6
Ohio Civil Service Employees Association
UAW  Cuyahoga- Medina