(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1517]
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                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of State 
Representative Nickie J. Antonio of Ohio's 13th House District.
  Prior to public service, Representative Antonio was a former special 
education teacher, an Executive Director at a non-profit for women's 
drug and alcohol treatment programs, an administrator for a multi-
county HIV/AIDS group, an adjunct professor at Cleveland State 
University in Women's Studies and Public Administration. She served 
over two decades as a consultant to various non-profits and government 
agencies in Northeast Ohio.
  In 2005, Representative Antonio was elected to the Lakewood City 
Council where she sat for a total of five years, chairing the Economic 
Development; Housing; and Human Services committees and also sat as a 
member of the Public Works and Finance Committees. While a Lakewood 
council representative, she served on the Lakewood Hospital Board for 
four years, fought to retain funding for senior programs and services, 
and was a founder of the Lakewood Relations Advisory Commission which 
is aimed at promoting citizen human rights and expanding the scope of 
existing intimidation laws.
  As a State Representative, Antonio sits on the Commerce and Labor; 
Education, Health, and Aging; and Ohio House Committees. She also 
earned an appointment to the Joint Legislative Committee for Long-Term 
Care Services and Supports as well as the Commission on Developmental 
Disabilities. She serves as a policy co-chair for the Ohio Women's 
Legislative Caucus, is a member of the Ohio House Progressive Caucus, 
and is a past chair of both the American Cancer Society Relay for Life 
Event and the Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus where she continues to 
sit on the steering committee.
  Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me in honoring the 
achievements of State Representative Nickie J. Antonio.