Representative Alicia Reece
House District 33
Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) represents the 33rd Ohio House District in Hamilton County; she is in her third term as a state legislator. She is a former President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and previously served as Vice Mayor on Cincinnati City Council, chairing the Health Committee for six years. She is the former Assistant Director of Tourism for the State of Ohio. Rep. Reece has shown dedicated leadership and fierce advocacy for minority and civil rights, championing efforts to combat police brutality, curb gun violence, improve community relations, and ensure equality at the ballot box.
Rep. Reece has also been a strong advocate for voting rights since her days at Grambling State University. She has fought against voter intimidation and suppression in Ohio, and has championed numerous voting rights bills. Rep. Reece spoke at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, calling for a Voter Bill of Rights amendment to be launched in Ohio and in states across the country. Her call to action comes in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
In the wake of civil unrest across the nation following incidents of police violence, Rep. Reece helped spearhead a police relations effort in Ohio. The statewide police-community relations taskforce, which aims to promote understanding and best practice’s that will benefit all communities across Ohio, follows Rep. Reece’s recent proposal, John Crawford’s Law, which would require toy guns to feature prominent fluorescent strips or markers to distinguish them from real firearms. Rep. Reece has worked closely many minority community leaders and organizations like National Action Network to combat police brutality, reduce gun violence, and create safer communities across the state.