Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Lori Criss, Director of the department, has worked in the behavioral health field since 1992. Criss formerly served the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, focusing on how Ohio's communities respond to mental health and addiction for people of varying cultural and racial backgrounds. She worked for 18 years in community addiction and trauma treatment for homeless women and their children at Amethyst in Columbus. Criss holds both Bachelor and Master Degrees in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She recently served on the Advisory Board for Ohio's Criminal Sentencing Commission.
Senator Andrew Brenner (R)
The first term Senator from the 19th Senate District lives in Powell in Delaware County. Brenner is a mortgage and real-estate development professional and a former four-term member of the Ohio House. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Senate Finance Subcommittee, Education Committee, Energy and Public Utilities Committee and the Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee. Senator Brenner has been a consistent Pro-Life vote during his tenure in both the House and the Senate.
Representative Joe Miller (D)
The freshman Representative of the House 56th District (Lorain County) calls Amherst home. Miller is a government and social studies teacher and recently served as a Councilman-at-large for Amherst. He is a member of the Primary and Secondary Education, Higher Education and Federalism Committees. Miller's voting record has been Pro-Abortion during his first term.
Representative Jessica Miranda (D)
Hamilton County's 28th District is represented during this session of the General Assembly by Forest Park resident Jessica Miranda, serving her first term. An insurance broker and tax specialist, Miranda was also a local school board member before winning her state seat. She sits on the Economic and Workforce Development, Higher Education, and Transportation and Public Safety Committees. Miranda's voting record has been reliably Pro-Abortion during her first term.
Representative Michael O'Brien (D)
The third term member from the city of Warren in Trumbull County's 64th District (which includes portions of Mahoning County as well), has been in some form of government service the majority of his professional career, beginning in 1983 as a Warren City Councilman, then Trumbull County Commissioner, then Mayor of Warren before becoming a member of the Ohio House. O'Brien sits on the Finance, Energy and Natural Resources (co-chairing the Energy Generation subcommittee and Transportation and Public Safety Committees. O'Brien's voting record in his three terms has been unfailingly Pro-Abortion.