Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
 
 
June 11, 2018
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Ohio's voter purging system in a 5-4 ruling. Ohio's voter purge policy, which is widely regarded as the most aggressive in the country, allows the state to purge voters who have not voted in six years and do not respond to a notice.
 
June 7, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) praised the passage in the Ohio House of Representatives of legislation that will improve the compensation rights of wrongfully imprisoned individuals.
 
June 6, 2018
Today, State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) provided sponsor testimony on his bill to require the State Board of Education to create health education standards for K-12 schools in Ohio, Senate Bill 287, in the Senate Education Committee. 
 
June 6, 2018
Today, state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) provided sponsor testimony on the Child Gun Safety Act, Senate Bill 279, in the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee. SB 279 would require adult gun owners to keep their firearms housed in locked containers or secured by a trigger lock when a minor is present.
 
May 10, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statement in response to state Auditor Dave Yost's press conference regarding the latest audit on ECOT:
 
April 2, 2018
State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) recently introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 22 urging the federal government to fully fund the 2020 census.
 
March 30, 2018
Yesterday, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) introduced Senate Bill 287 to require the State Board of Education to create health education standards for K-12 schools.
 
March 27, 2018
Today, state Senators Charleta B. Tavares (D- Columbus) and Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) introduced a bill to strictly regulate how gun owners store their guns when minors are present.
 
March 21, 2018
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.
 
March 14, 2018
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.
 
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