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Legislator to receive Outstanding Recent Alumna Award

September 11, 2013 | Alumni

Ohio state Rep. Kathleen Clyde ’08 is serving her second term in the Ohio House of Representatives, where she is working on issues such as creating a uniform, statewide process for dealing with and counting provisional ballots during elections, and co-sponsoring a bill to protect victims of domestic violence by keeping their home addresses confidential.

On Oct. 18, Clyde will be recognized for these efforts and more during The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Alumni Awards Ceremony. Clyde is the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Recent Alumna Award, which is given to an individual who has graduated in the last 10 years and whose accomplishments exemplify outstanding professionalism or loyalty to the Moritz community.

She sits on several committees, including the Higher Education Subcommittee, Finance and Appropriations Committee, State Government and Elections Committee, and Redistricting Subcommittee. Clyde also is an associate at Williams, Welser, Kratcoski & Can, and works on family, real estate, and small-business law.

Before taking her seat in the Ohio House of Representatives, Clyde worked at the Franklin County Board of Elections as an election official, supervising the setup and operation of the Franklin County early voting center during the 2008 presidential election. She later became deputy legal counsel to Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish, where she worked on issues such as equal access to the courts and voting rights. Regarded as an election law expert, she has spoken on election law issues to law students at The Ohio State University, Capital University, and Harvard Law School.

The Alumni Awards Ceremony is just one part of an exciting Reunion Weekend the college has planned Oct. 18-20. For more details, click here.