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Rep. Mary Lightbody Elected Chair for Ohio Democratic Women's Legislative Caucus for 135th General Assembly

March 15, 2023
Mary Lightbody News

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced that she was elected chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus (ODWLC) for the 135th General Assembly.

“I am pleased to be continuing in leading the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus leadership for the 135th General Assembly and appreciate that my colleagues have entrusted me with this role," said Rep. Lighbody. “I am looking forward to working with this outstanding team of freshman legislators. I welcome input from women around Ohio regarding how we can best advance policy to support women.”

The full executive committee is:

  • Chair - Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville)
  • Vice Chair - Rep. Munira Yasin Abdullahi (D-Columbus)
  • Policy Chair - Rep. Michele Grim (D-Toledo)
  • Secretary - Rep. Lauren McNally (D-Youngstown)
  • Treasurer - Rep. Rachel Baker (D-Cincinnati)

The Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus membership consists of the women members of the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives including Leader Allison Russo, former ODWLC Policy chair, Assistant Minority Whip Tavia Galonski, Former Vice Chair and Senators Catherine Ingram and Paula Hicks-Hudson, who have successfully moved from the House to the Senate. 

The mission of the Ohio Democratic Women's Legislative Caucus is to develop and pass policies and legislation that improve the lives of Ohio women and their families; to identify and support emerging women leaders by serving as mentors; to educate and empower women and increase women's involvement in public life and in the Ohio General Assembly.