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Rep. Brent sworn in for the 134th General Assembly, shares her priorities for the new year

January 4, 2021
Juanita O. Brent News

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State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) was sworn in yesterday, January 4, 2021, for her second term in the Ohio House of Representatives by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart. With the experience and institutional knowledge earned during her first term, Rep. Brent is excited to hit the ground running and get to work for the people of Ohio and House District 12.

“I am honored to be sworn in for my second term in the Ohio House and serve the people of Ohio House District 12. It is a true privilege to have the faith and trust of the people as we head into a new General Assembly,” said Rep. Brent. “I am grateful for the opportunity to represent my community here in the Statehouse, and I am ready to continue the work we started over the last two years. As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and accompanying economic crisis, I know the people of Ohio are counting on the legislature to pass meaningful relief to help them get through these difficult times. I am fighting every day to get the people of Ohio the help they need.”

In addition to COVID-19 relief, Rep. Brent is looking forward to reintroducing legislation from the 133rd General Assembly, including legislation to address hair discrimination, senior abuse in nursing homes, hand hygiene education, establish kinship care rights and the decriminalization of cannabis.

“While the legislature must address the ongoing public health and economic crisis, we must also take on the numerous other issues facing Ohioans,” said Representative Brent. “I am excited to continue the work I started in the previous General Assembly to eliminate hair discrimination with the CROWN Act, protect our seniors against abuse in nursing homes with Esther’s Law, establish hand hygiene education and kinship care rights, and decriminalize cannabis in the State of Ohio. The people of Ohio expect their legislators to work on their behalf to create a state where they can live, work, and retire with safety and security. As we begin this new General Assembly, I am hopeful for what we can accomplish for our constituents.”