Senator Vernon Sykes is currently serving his first term in the Ohio State Senate, representing the 28th district. The 28th district includes: Akron, Barberton, Coventry, Green, Lakemore, Mogadore, Springfield, Tallmadge, and portions of Bath and Cuyahoga Falls.

Senator Sykes has dedicated much of his life to public service. He previously served in Akron City Council and the Ohio House of Representatives. Since 2001, Dr. Sykes has passed along his experience in public service to students as a professor of Political Science and Director of the Columbus Program in State Issues at Kent State University.

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03.21.18 - Senator Sykes Applauds Funding For Summit County Investment Projects


Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) applauded the Ohio Senate’s passage of the state’s Capital Budget, which includes more than $26 million for economic development projects in Ohio’s 28th Senate District.


03.14.18 - Senator Sykes Statement On The National School Walkout To End Gun Violence


Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statement regarding the National School Walkout marking the one month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.


03.08.18 - Senator Sykes Encourages Akron Residents To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship Program


The Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship. The Commission will be hiring 24 fellows to serve in the Ohio General Assembly for the 13-month program.


03.06.18 - Senator Sykes Responds To Governor Kasich's State Of The State Address


Columbus – Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statement this evening in response to Governor John Kasich’s final State of the State address at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio:


Senate District 28

Counties: Summit (part)

Contact Senator Sykes

Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-7041
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Hometown : Akron
Party : Democrat