Representative Kelley as Parade Grand Marshall

by Don Daiker

            Ohio State Representative and rising Democratic star Brigid Kelley will serve as Grand Marshall for the Progressive contingent in Oxford’s annual Fourth of July Parade, Butler County Progressive PAC President Steve Jamison has announced.

Rep. Brigid Kelly

            Oxford’s parade takes place on Tuesday, July 2.  Marchers form at 6 at College Avenue and Walnut Streets.  The parade begins at 6:30 and continues for three blocks down High Street.

            Kelley is the state representative for the 31st District of the Ohio House of Representatives, which consists of a portion of Cincinnati and parts of Hamilton County.

            Representative Kelley co-chairs the Council of State Governments’ (CSG) National Healthy States Task Force Interventions to Save Lives Subcommittee alongside Rep. Steve Eliason of Utah.  The subcommittee will explore innovative state preventive health programs that have a positive impact on state budgets and make a difference for patients.

            Kelley holds the seat formerly occupied by current Hamilton County Commission President Denise Driehaus.  Kelley won a six-way Democratic primary in 2017 and then defeated her Republican opponent, 68% to 32% in a special election.   In the 2018 election, Kelley ran unopposed.

Prior to state elected office, Kelley served on the Norwood City Council.

            Kelley attended Saint Ursula Academy, graduated from Xavier University, and earned an M.A. from the University of Cincinnati.

            Jamison invites all area residents to join the Progressive parade contingent.  Candidate signs and banners are welcome!

            A year ago Judge Michael Donnelly served as the Progressive Grand Marshall, and now he is Justice Michael Donnelly of the Ohio Supreme Court.