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Ohio State Representative 75th District

Responsibilities: To represent the people of the district and the State of Ohio in dealing with matters not allocated to the federal government. Term 2 years.

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    Randi Clites
    (Dem)

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    Gail K. Pavliga
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

In what ways would you change our election system in order to be prepared for crises that impair the right to vote?

What will you do to combat gerrymandering and ensure that voter-approved redistricting reforms are implemented?

Where do you stand on gun safety measures?

Where do you stand on women’s reproductive rights and health?

Age 45
Education Hiram College, Business Management Degree with a minor in Political Science
Training & Experience 2008 - 2018 I served as the advocacy coordinator for a statewide coalition. As the coordinator, I identified the top three advocacy priorities and organized the members to engage on the issues.
Twitter @randiclites
I will support efforts to protect our constitutional right to vote during a crisis without impairing our access by: expanding voter registration by re-establishing golden week, allow application for absentee ballot to be submitted online, not supporting a consolidation of voting locations, provide better access to voting by increasing drop box locations and/or pre-paid postage, support more robust voter education opportunities from both state and local boards to explain the in-person, curbside, and vote by mail process, and increase access to early in-person voting to better serve people with disabilities, transportation issues, students and elderly.
Portage County is a clear example of the issues with gerrymandering, since it is split into three Congressional Districts. This undermines our national representation to Congress by separating traditionally democratic and republican areas and not allowing our county to have whole representation from one member of Congress. Politicians should not be able to pick their voters by drawing the lines to protect the party in the majority. To combat gerrymandering and ensure that voter-approved redistricting reforms are implemented, I will support a bipartisan, fair, and transparent map that doesn’t discriminate against any voters.
Living all my life in a home with a firearm, I believe strongly in the importance of safe storage and firearm education, so I will work with and support organizations to educate gun owners. I will continue to support common sense gun safety measures, including expansion of educational programs for safe storage and handling of firearms, support extreme-risk legislation to protect loved ones from a dangerous situation, update the background check process to make sure firearms do not get in the hands of criminals, and ensure that future legislation that is introduced provides safety and security to Ohioans.
As a current member of the House Health committee, I stood up against the unconstitutional six-week abortion ban passed last year. I will continue to fight for the fundamental right to access reproductive healthcare. I will continue to make sure Ohioans have access to affordable contraception and healthcare. I believe a woman has the right to control their own body. Healthcare decisions should be made by the patient with consultation from a doctor, not by politicians. Access to care should be based on science and facts, not opinion or religious affiliation.
Age 60
Education PhD University of Akron MA Kent State University BA Kent State Un
Training & Experience College Professor, Entrepreneur
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Ohio won't draw a new congressional map until 2022. In 2022, a commission should be formed by State legislators to explore how District lines will be designated.
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