Rep. Hicks-Hudson testifies before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee on her bipartisan priority bill to increase access to intervention instead of conviction for low-level, nonviolent offences.
Rep. Hicks-Hudson testifies before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee on her bipartisan priority bill to increase access to intervention instead of conviction for low-level, nonviolent offences.
 Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks on the House floor in support of House Bill 1
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks on the House floor in support of House Bill 1
 Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks during House Session
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks during House Session
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks during House Session
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks during House Session
 Rep. Hicks-Hudson joins Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) to unveil priority bills for the 133rd General Assembly
Rep. Hicks-Hudson joins Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) to unveil priority bills for the 133rd General Assembly
 Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks on the House floor in favor of Ohio's operating budget bill
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks on the House floor in favor of Ohio's operating budget bill
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks with Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) before House session
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks with Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) before House session
 Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks at 2019 Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks at 2019 Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks with Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) after House Session
Rep. Hicks-Hudson speaks with Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) after House Session
Rep. Hicks-Hudson signs onto the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
Rep. Hicks-Hudson signs onto the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
 Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson pictured alongside the rest of the House Democratic Leadership Team for the 133rd General Assembly (from left to right: Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs, Minority Whip Kent Smith, Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes, and Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson)
Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson pictured alongside the rest of the House Democratic Leadership Team for the 133rd General Assembly (from left to right: Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs, Minority Whip Kent Smith, Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes, and Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson)
 State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly
State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly
State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly
State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly
 State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly
State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly
 
 

As the first black female mayor of Toledo, State Rep. Paula Hicks Hudson has always exhibited a commitment to empowering and helping people improve their quality of life. She currently represents Ohio’s 44th House District, which includes central Toledo.

 
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Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson delivering floor speech on state budget bill

08.10.20 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Responds To Friday Night Shake-up At The U.S. Postal Service

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today responded to disturbing news of mail delays, hiring freezes, and questionable management changes at the U.S. Postal Service. She recently sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urging the United States Postal Service (USPS) to address postal delays in Lucas County. Nearly 100 Lucas County residents expressed to Hicks-Hudson that they had been experiencing postal delays that result in late bill payments and other disruptions to their lives.

 
 

07.16.20 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Statement On State Mask Mandate For Lucas County

 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement today following Gov. DeWine’s executive order to require facemasks in Lucas County. The county falls within Level 3 of the state’s new Public Health Advisory System, which was unveiled July 2. Level 3 indicates very high exposure and spread of coronavirus.

 
 

07.15.20 - LaRose Falsely Claims That He Cannot Help Voters

 

State Representatives Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) responded to statements made by Secretary of State Frank LaRose today at a Columbus bar suggesting he could not pay return postage for voters’ ballots and ballot applications without a law change. The Democratic lawmakers earlier sent him a letter along with Representatives Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati)showing his authority to pay return postage and demanding he do so. 

 
 

07.15.20 - Dems Again Demand LaRose Take Action, Pay Return Postage

 

State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose again urging him to include return postage on absentee ballot application forms and the absentee ballots themselves. State law prohibits boards of elections, but not the secretary, from paying return postage. COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in Ohio since the foursome last urged LaRose to take this step to encourage mail voting on June 18.

 
 
 

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Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson
District 44
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1401
Fax      (614) 719-6948
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Leadership Position : Minority Whip
Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
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