Senate District 15
Hearcel F. Craig
 
 
March 17, 2021
Today, Assistant Minority Whip Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) applauded the Senate passage of Senate Bills 108, 109 and 110, which address the financial impact of Covid-19 in the state of Ohio.
 
March 3, 2021
Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus announced changes to its leadership team. The caucus voted to elect Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) Assistant Minority Leader, after Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) stepped down from his leadership position to run for mayor of Cincinnati. Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) will serve as Minority Whip while Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) will join the Democratic leadership team as Assistant Minority Whip.
 
February 23, 2021
Today, state Senators Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) and Sandra R. Williams (D-Cleveland) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 to declare racism a public health crisis. Twenty-five cities, counties and boards of health across Ohio alonehave passed similar declarations. 
 
February 23, 2021
Today, state Senators Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) and Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) introduced legislation to declare Juneteenth a paid state holiday in Ohio. Senate Bill 78 is a reintroduction of Senate Bill 334 from the past General Assembly, which passed unanimously through the Senate. 
 
February 17, 2021
This week, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale), Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) and Sandra R. Williams (D-Cleveland) announced that they will soon reintroduce six commonsense gun reform bills that would keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
 
February 4, 2021
Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) issued the following statement regarding the indictment of former Columbus police officer Adam Coy, who was arrested yesterday and charged with murder in connection with the death of Columbus resident Andre Hill:
 
February 4, 2021
Today, state Senator Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) issued a statement to address the inadequate safety protocol during the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee this week:
 
January 27, 2021
Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) introduced legislation to formally include the Poindexter Village buildings to the Ohio History Connection (OHC) network of historic sites and museums.
 
January 25, 2021
Today, state Senators Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) and Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) announced that they will soon introduce legislation to incrementally raise Ohio's minimum wage to $15 per hour.Today, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) and Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) announced that they will soon introduce legislation toToday, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) and Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) announced that they will soon introduce legislation to incrementally raise Ohio's minimum wage to $15 per hour. incrementally raise Ohio's minimum wage to $15 per hour.
 
January 15, 2021
The Ohio Senate today announced that state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) will serve as Ranking Democratic Member on the following committees for the 134th General Assembly.
 
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