A Cleveland native, State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney serves the people of the 14th Ohio House District, which includes Wards 16 and 17 of Cleveland as well as the suburbs of Brooklyn, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, and Parma Heights. She was the first woman elected to represent the district and the youngest Democratic Member of the 133rd General Assembly.
Representative Sweeney grew up on the same street on the Westside of Cleveland as her grandmother, a first generation Irish-American whom she is named after. She attended Saint Joseph Academy and John Carroll University, where she earned her degree in political science, business, and leadership. After college, Sweeney joined Ohio’s Legislative Service Commission Fellowship, a competitive and prestigious public service program that prepares the state’s next generation of leaders. Before her election to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2018, she worked in a variety of roles in the Ohio Senate, including as Senior Advisor to two different Minority Leaders and Legislative Aide to Senator Lou Gentile, an Appalachian Ohio area Democrat.
From her time at the Statehouse, Representative Sweeney understands that reaching across the aisle is the best way to deliver results for working people and families. Serving different parts of the state has given Sweeney a unique perspective on the unique challenges facing urban, suburban, and rural communities. As a result, she is strongly committed to working together on innovative, community-driven legislation to create good-paying jobs and ensure an affordable, quality education for every Ohioan regardless of where they live or where they grew up. She is also passionate about protecting the right to vote and firmly believes in the power of democracy.
Representative Sweeney comes from a family of public servants and grew up watching them make government work for people. She is honored by the trust that the people of the 14th District have placed in her to continue that tradition of service. Representative Sweeney’s office is always open for all of her constituents, and one of her top priorities is making sure that they know she works for them.