Barbara Pringle served on the Cleveland City Council prior to her service as a state representative. She was appointed to the Ohio House in 1982, serving Cuyahoga County, and was reelected for 8 consecutive two-year terms. Among the committees on which she served:
-Children and Youth,
-Joint Legislative Ethics,
-Energy and Environment.
Pringle's extensive community-service experience includes: the St. Michael Church Altar and Rosary Society, Ceska Sin Karlin, the Polish Falcons, the Federation of Democratic Women of Ohio, the Old Brooklyn Community Development, the Cleveland Area Soapbox Derby, the National Alliance of Czech Catholics, the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation (charter member), and the National Order of Women Legislators.
She has been honored with many awards for her leadership and service including: the Susan B. Anthony Award, 1995; the United Labor Agency Award of Appreciation, 1993; the National Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Award, 1987; an Outstanding Service Award from the 114th General Assembly, 1982; and the Key to City of Cleveland.
Biography courtesy of the Ohio Women's Policy and Research Commission