Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
September 19, 2019
Yesterday, state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) honored Connor Harris and Chika Nkwocha for receiving awards at the 2019 NAACP National Afro-American Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). Connor Harris won a bronze medal for his research on the EPHA6 gene mutation and its correlation to colorectal cancer in African Americans. Chika Nkwocha won a silver medal for her expressive painting portraying black identity and experience.
August 6, 2019
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) issued the following statement in response to Governor DeWine's legislative proposals following the mass shooting in Dayton:
August 2, 2019
On Wednesday, state Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) hosted his annual fishing clinic for Akron's children in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
June 27, 2019
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on cases out of Maryland and North Carolina, deciding that partisan gerrymandering cases cannot be resolved by federal courts. The ruling means a similar, pending Ohio case against the state's congressional district maps will not go forward.
June 21, 2019
On Thursday, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed the state's two-year, $69 billion budget bill, House Bill 166.
June 20, 2019
Today, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed the state's two-year, $69 billion budget bill, House Bill 166.
June 19, 2019
On Tuesday, state Sens. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) provided sponsor testimony on their legislation to provide recourse for architects and other design professionals who are not fairly compensated for their work. 
June 11, 2019
Today, Ohio Senate Democrats expressed cautious optimism about the revised version of the state's two-year operating budget, House Bill 166. The updated bill includes longstanding Democratic budget priorities, including increased investment in health care for seniors and people with disabilities, libraries and clean water.
May 15, 2019
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) hosted the annual Soap Box Derby Champions Day at the Statehouse in Columbus. Winners of the state's 2019 individual and team races were recognized by both the Senate and the House.
May 8, 2019
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) received the 2019 "A Step Above" Award from Groundwork Ohio at their 2019 Early Childhood Awareness and Education Summit for his commitment to expanding early childhood education and making higher education more affordable.
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