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Representative Monique Smith
Jun 6, 2022 | About Us

Representative Monique Smith

State Representative Janine Boyd is a board member for the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund.

Rep. Boyd is a native of Cleveland Heights who represents Ohio’s 9th House District. She also is a board trustee for the Heights Emergency Food Center.

Prior to serving in the Ohio General Assembly, Rep. Boyd was a Cleveland Heights City Council member, where she worked on a mentoring and juvenile diversion program and catalyzed the expansion of human rights laws to increase protections for members of the LGBT community. She also served as an active member on the Joint Legislative Committee on Multi-System Youth, ensuring that young people have access to mental health, developmental disability and welfare services.  

Rep. Boyd has more than 15 years of experience in health and human services advocacy and policy, including being actively involved in the state budget process on behalf of programs that serve Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens — children and families facing poverty; seniors; children with special needs and mental health disorders; adults with developmental disabilities; victims of human trafficking; at-risk youth; and veterans.

She follows the longtime public service example set by her mother, Barbara Boyd. Rep. Boyd believes it is her responsibility to continue her mother’s legacy while paving her own path toward making a positive change in the lives of Ohio’s citizens.