Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
February 23, 2018
COLUMBUS - This week, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) was presented with the 2018 "Legislative Champion" award by the Ohio Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.
February 20, 2018
Columbus - State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) today issued the following statement regarding the school shooting in Parkland, Florida:

"After the gruesome act of violence against innocent school children in Florida this past week, leaders in Columbus must act - enough is enough."
February 6, 2018
Columbus - Today state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) applauded the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 5 (SJR5) by the Ohio House of Representatives.
February 5, 2018
Columbus - Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus released the following statements after the Senate unanimously (31-0) voted to pass SJR 5, which reforms the process of congressional redistricting.
February 2, 2018
Columbus - Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), together with state Representatives Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), announced that a number of preschools offering quality, early childhood education programs in the Greater Akron area have open slots available at free or reduced cost.
January 16, 2018
Columbus - Today, Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and John Eklund (R-Munson Township) introduced legislation to improve the compensation rights of wrongfully imprisoned individuals.
January 10, 2018
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) and state Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), the two Democratic designees on the Ohio legislature’s redistricting working group, issued the following ...
October 26, 2017
COLUMBUS— State Sen. Vernon Sykes and Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today released a joint statement following the first meeting of the General Assembly’s congressional redistricting working group
August 3, 2017
AKRON – This week, State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) hosted his annual fishing clinic for children in the community. In collaboration with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), young Ohioans participated in several fishing related activities throughout the day. The children learned about fish native to Ohio’s waters as well as how to cast a fishing rod, catch a fish, and filet and cook fish.
June 28, 2017
COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) expressed deep concerns regarding the budget passed by the Ohio General Assembly. The bill provides a tax cut that favors the wealthy, while cutting funding to state agencies, education, and health care services.  The bill also freezes Medicaid expansion - which will cause thousands of Ohioans to lose health insurance - and cuts funding to some schools including in Senate District 28. 
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