Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney currently represents the 14th House District, and was the first woman elected to represent the district and the youngest Democratic Member of the 133rd General Assembly. Serving different parts of the state has given Rep. Sweeney a unique perspective on the unique challenges facing urban, suburban, and rural communities.
After graduating from John Carroll University with degrees in political science, business, and leadership, she joined Ohio’s Legislative Service Commission Fellowship, a competitive and prestigious public service program. Before her election in 2018, she worked in a variety of roles in the Ohio Senate, including as Senior Advisor to two different Minority Leaders and Legislative Aide to Senator Lou Gentile, an Appalachian Ohio area Democrat.
Her experience working as a staff member in the legislature solidified her desire to become a real fighting advocate for Ohio’s working middle class families, women and children, and those in underserved communities. Rep. Sweeney supports initiatives to create good paying jobs, ensure workers have equal bargaining rights, restore the state’s local government fund, and to protect and expand women’s access to comprehensive healthcare.
Rep. Sweeney is the Ranking member of the powerful Finance Committee and has passed several pieces of key legislation, including school funding.