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COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today introduced legislation to protect minors by prohibiting certain health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy when treating minor patients.

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Tue, Feb 11, 2020

State Reps. Allison Russo (D- Upper Arlington) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the introduction of The Safe Drinking Water Act to guarantee safe drinking water in Ohio.  The bill provides for state-level standards for drinking water to limit known toxics and protect residents from harm. 

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Thu, Feb 6, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today introduced legislation to increase safety on Ohio roadways by making it a primary offense to use handheld electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.

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Tue, Jan 14, 2020

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week. 

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the unanimous passage of Senate Bill (SB) 77, bipartisan legislation to designate June 12 as Women Veteran’s Day. Rep. Lightbody said SB 77 reaffirms Ohio’s promise to care for and honor the more than 67,000 women veterans living across the state. Women make up nearly 10 percent of all veterans nationally.

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Thu, Nov 7, 2019

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement announcing $7,626,787 in funding for Central Ohio Transit Authority to fund public transportation efforts in Franklin County, which was passed with Democratic backing in the state’s transportation budget earlier this year. 

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Tue, Oct 29, 2019

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) will hold constituent office hours to discuss issues and concerns with community members on Wednesday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. 

Rep. Lightbody will be holding these district office hour meetings throughout the month of October at libraries across House District 19 in New Albany, Westerville and Gahanna.

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Fri, Oct 4, 2019

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today released a statement of support following her address to Westerville City Council’s public forum last night on the city’s proposed LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination ordinance.

“I applaud the City of Westerville for seizing the opportunity to protect and value Ohio citizens and workers,” said Rep. Lightbody. “This ordinance sends a welcoming message to those who want to live in a safe and thriving environment at a time when action is slow statewide.”

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Wed, Oct 2, 2019

State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced town hall meetings TOMORROW, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Norwich Township Safety Services Building in Hilliard and Thursday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Whetstone Library to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Central Ohio.

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Tue, Aug 27, 2019

State Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) yesterday held a community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with constituents from across Franklin County; thanks to all who attended,” said Rep. Lightbody. “My colleagues and I were glad to share information about how the Democratic caucus has been working for them to uphold Ohio’s promise of good jobs, safe communities, and a quality education for everyone. We work for you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to my office with any further questions or concerns.”

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Wed, Aug 21, 2019