Sen. Yuko sat down with Karen Kasler on IdeaStream's "The State of Ohio." August 14, 2015
Sen. Yuko sat down with Karen Kasler on IdeaStream's "The State of Ohio." August 14, 2015
 Sen. Yuko sat down with Karen Kasler on IdeaStream's "The State of Ohio." August 14, 2015
Sen. Yuko sat down with Karen Kasler on IdeaStream's "The State of Ohio." August 14, 2015
 Senator Yuko testifies on June 24, 2015
Senator Yuko testifies on June 24, 2015
Press conference advocating for collective bargaining rights for home health workers and childcare providers,. June 25, 2015
Press conference advocating for collective bargaining rights for home health workers and childcare providers,. June 25, 2015
 Sen. Yuko speaks on Rhett Syndrome Bill, June 30, 2015
Sen. Yuko speaks on Rhett Syndrome Bill, June 30, 2015
 
 

Representing Ohio’s 25th Senate District that includes parts of both Cuyahoga and Lake Counties, State Senator Kenny Yuko has devoted his career to strengthening Northeast Ohio and improving the lives of those who call it home.

Senator Yuko grew up in Euclid and graduated from Brush High School in the South Euclid/Lyndhurst School District in 1968. He then attended both Cuyahoga Community College and Kent State University before entering the workforce.

 
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Senator Yuko Serves In the Following Committees :

Rules and Reference
 
Senator Yuko Talks About Raising Ohio's Minimum Wage

08.09.17 - Senator Yuko Condemns The Elimination Of Sleep Disorder Tests For Truckers And Train Engineers

 

COLUMBUS— Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) voiced strong opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate sleep apnea tests for truckers and train operators. Sleep apnea can cause daytime drowsiness and an inability to concentrate. 

 
 

08.03.17 - Senator Yuko Condemns Cuts To Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) voiced strong opposition to the Trump administration's decision to end the Department of Health and Human Service's teen pregnancy prevention program. This decision will have direct negative impacts on seven Cuyahoga County school districts, each struggling to address high teen pregnancy rates. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "those districts will lose about $2 million in federal grant money for prevention..."

 
 

07.20.17 - Senator Yuko Introduces Senate Resolution To Urge Congress To Reclassify Marijuana

 

COLUMBUS—State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) has introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 13 to urge Congress and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reclassify marijuana, or cannabis, to a less restricted category. Reclassification would increase research into marijuana’s effects and ease the burden on legal medical marijuana businesses. 

 
 

07.19.17 - Senator Yuko Introduces Hunger-Free Students' Bill Of Rights Act

 

COLUMBUS—On Thursday, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced Senate Bill 172, the Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act. This bill would direct Ohio schools to work with parents or guardians to help them pay off debts and end all “lunch shaming” practices, which involve treating students differently if their family owes money for school lunches. A 2014 Department of Agriculture report found thatnearly half of all school districts engage in some form of lunch shaming.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 25

 
Counties: Cuyahoga (part), Lake (part)
 
 

Contact Senator Yuko

 
Statehouse
1 Capitol Square, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-4583
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Background

 
Hometown : Richmond Heights
Party : Democrat