Kenny Yuko Sworn into Office as State Senator and Minority Leader
January 7, 2019
Today, state Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) took the oath of office to serve his second term in the Ohio Senate during the 133rd General Assembly.
“I am deeply grateful and humbled that the constituents of my district continue to put their trust in me to serve and represent them,” said Senator Yuko. “I am committed to continuing our fight for all Ohioans and working on policies that increase the minimum wage, provide our kids with a high-quality education, tackle the opioid epidemic and address gun violence.”
Senator Yuko will represent the 25th Senate District, which includes parts of both Cuyahoga and Lake Counties. Senator Yuko will also continue to serve as the Minority Leader in the Democratic Caucus.
“It is a tremendous honor to again serve as leader for our caucus and I want to thank my colleagues for their continuous support as we strive to move Ohio forward,” said Senator Yuko.
Senator Yuko has a long career of fighting for Ohioans, serving with the Laborers’ Local #860 for 30 years, including 25 years as union organizer. In 2004, he ran for state Representative on a platform of protecting working families, promoting health care access and improving Ohio’s economy. He won his election and was subsequently re-elected for three more terms. Passionate to continue to serve his district and all Ohioans, Senator Yuko ran for the Ohio Senate in 2014 and won decisively. He was elected to a second term in November 2018. Senator Yuko currently resides in Richmond Heights with his wife, Pam. He has two grown children, Rocky and Angela, and three granddaughters.