Ravenna Native Randi Clites Files to Run for State Representative in Ohio’s 75th District
RAVENNA, Ohio – Ravenna native Randi Clites has filed to run for State Representative in Ohio’s 75th District, a district currently held by term-limited State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent). Clites, a Democrat, announced her candidacy in November and has steadily been gaining support throughout the Portage County district.
“I’m running for State Representative because I believe too many families have been left out by politicians in Columbus. I have never run for office before, but I know how to work in the Ohio House and get things done,” said Clites. “Last year when Republicans tried to cut funding for the program that helps children with medical handicaps and their families pay for medical treatment, I led a grassroots effort that reversed the cuts and ultimately increased funding. We need more representatives in Columbus who will stand up for all of us instead of cutting necessary programs for kids in order to give a tax cut to the wealthy.”
Clites is the first candidate to file to run for state representative in the 75th House District. She is currently the Associate Director of the Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation and serves as the Advocacy Coordinator for the Ohio Bleeding Disorders Council. Clites, her husband Matt, and their son Colton live with their three dogs in Portage County.