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Vernon Sykes
District 28

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Ohio Senate District 28

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Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7041

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Senator Sykes is currently serving his second term in the Ohio Senate, where he represents the city of Akron and multiple neighboring cities.

A longtime advocate of redistricting reform, Senator Sykes was instrumental in passing legislation to reform the way Ohio's congressional and state legislative districts are drawn.

Senator Sykes is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Kent State University.


June 13, 2024

This week, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 176, bipartisan legislation from state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario), which allows judges to issue child support orders for adult children with disabilities.

May 29, 2024

Yesterday, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) disagreed with Ohio Senate Republicans again for including unrelated and controversial language in a bill to fix the Biden ballot situation.

May 22, 2024

Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) commends the Ohio Senate for its unanimous passage of Senate Bill 141, which designates a section of I-77 in Akron between I-76 and Lovers Lane as the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Memorial Highway.

May 17, 2024

Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) remarked on the legacy of the United States Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) on the 70th anniversary of the decision.

April 11, 2024

Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine's State of the State address.

April 8, 2024

Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) remembered former member of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus C.J. Prentiss, who passed away on April 2.

February 23, 2024

State Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Michele Reynolds (R-Canal Winchester) and state Representatives Elgin Rogers (D-Toledo), and Josh Williams (R-Sylvania) recently introduced Senate Bill 210, and respective companion legislation House Bill 368, to designate Ohio Black Media Week.

February 6, 2024

This week, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) joined President John Langell of the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to be recognized as a key supporter of the new Bitonte College of Dentistry.

February 1, 2024

This week, as a member of the Ohio Controlling Board, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) approved an additional $4 million for the Women's Business Enterprise Loan Program and an additional $2.5 million for the Ohio Micro-Loan Program for certified minority- and women-owned business at the Ohio Department of Development.

December 13, 2023

Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) commended the Ohio Senate's passage of Senate Bill 162, which would provide Ohio students demonstrating limited skills in English language arts and math with evidence-based academic interventions.

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