Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
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.
May 7, 2019
Today, state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) gave sponsor testimony in front of the Senate Education Committee on Senate Bill 121, their bill to create health education standards for K-12 schools.
May 3, 2019
Today, a federal court has ruled that Ohio's congressional district map is unconstitutional, unfairly benefitting Republican candidates.   
April 24, 2019
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) announced that he will be part of a bipartisan working group tasked with implementing automatic voter registration in Ohio.
April 11, 2019
On Wednesday, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) received the 2018 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from the Greater Cleveland Partnership and its Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) for his role in congressional redistricting reform.
April 4, 2019
On Wednesday evening, Governor Mike DeWine signed the state's transportation budget, which includes an amendment by state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) to expand the number of disabled veteran license plates a qualifying veteran can obtain from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
April 2, 2019
Today, the Ohio Senate passed the state's two-year transportation budget, House Bill 62.
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