Senate District 9
Cecil Thomas
 
 
 
August 19, 2022
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) issued the following statement after state Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) introduced Senate Bill 357, which would modify Ohio's gun laws. This bill comes two months after Senators Thomas and Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) introduced Senate Bill 351, the Defend Our Children Act, a more comprehensive gun reform proposal.
 
August 12, 2022
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) issued the following statement after an armed individual with ties to extremist groups attempted to break into the F.B.I.'s Cincinnati office this week:
 
June 22, 2022
Today, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) and Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) introduced the Defend Our Children Act, a gun safety plan to reduce violent crime and keep children safe.
 
June 7, 2022
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) commended the Ohio Senate's passage of House Bill 687, the state Capital Budget that appropriates $21.3 million for economic development projects in Ohio's 9th Senate District, which includes parts of Hamilton County. 
 
May 31, 2022
Today, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) and Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) announced they will soon introduce the Defend Our Children Act, a gun safety plan to reduce violent crime and keep children safe.
 
May 25, 2022
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) issued the following statement urging members of the 134th General Assembly to pass commonsense gun laws in response to recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas; Laguna Woods, California and Buffalo, New York:
 
March 24, 2022
This week, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) and Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) introduced Senate Bill 316, legislation that would move the date of the May 3 primary to June 28, 2022.
 
March 10, 2022
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) and state Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), founders of the bicameral Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, sent a letter to Gov. DeWine urging his veto of Senate Bill (SB) 215, extreme permitless concealed carry legislation that puts Ohioans and law enforcement in danger. If enacted, SB 215 would allow any Ohioan, aged 21 years or older, to carry a concealed handgun without a permit and without any training, provided they are not otherwise prohibited under state or federal law. Additionally, this bill would modify "duty to notify" requirements and reduce the penalty for failure to notify to a misdemeanor with no accompanying license suspension.
 
February 4, 2022
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) and state Representative Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) praised the City of Cincinnati for declaring gun violence a public health crisis during a press conference last Tuesday.
 
November 16, 2021
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) released the following statement after the Senate passed, on a party-line vote, Senate Bill 258 - a congressional district map that continues to gerrymander Ohio's communities:
 
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