Rep. Mary Lightbody

(D-Plain Township)
3 Terms
House District 4
10th Fl.
Official Website

Current Candidate Information

Ohio House 4th District
Friends of Mary Lightbody
D-Plain Township
4948 E. Walnut Street, Westerville, OH 43081

Biographical Information

Born: July 17, 1952 in Battle Creek, Michigan
Marital Status: widow
Spouse: Richard R. Noss (deceased, 2009)
Children: Amy, Charlotte, and John
Education: Harvard B.A., 1970-74, East Asian Studies; The Ohio State University, M.Ed.,1991-92; The Ohio State University, Ph.D., 1998-2004.
Employment/Military Record: Middle School Science teacher 1992-2000, Columbus City Schools Middle School Gifted Intervention Specialist, Hilliard and Westerville City Schools, 2000-2005 Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Education, Otterbein University, 2005-2007 Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer, College of Education, The Ohio State University, 2007 - present
Community Activities: Member, Westerville Public Library Board of Trustees
Religion: United Church of Christ, Congregational

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024)

Elections and Political Participation

Ohio House4th District 2022
General Vote: 27,263 of 49,226 (55%)
Primary Vote: 3,212 of 3,212 (100%)
Endorsements: Ohio Federation of Teachers; Ohio Nurses Association (primary); Ohio State Medical Association PAC (primary); Pro-Choice Ohio (primary)

Ohio House19th District 2020
General Vote: 40,475 of 72,101 (56%)
Primary Vote: 10,699 of 10,699 (100%)

Ohio House19th District 2018
General Vote: 32,147 of 57,988 (55%)
Primary Vote: 3,907 of 6,981 (55%)

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Esther Kelsch, Legislative Aide

Sponsored Legislation
HB 9
Teacher Licensing
HB 74
IT Systems
HB 171
Social Studies Curriculum
HB 216
Bullying Policy
HB 220
Conversion Therapy
HB 224
Emergency Vehicles
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