Senate District 9
Cecil Thomas
March 6, 2019
Today, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) and Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) introduced legislation to incrementally raise Ohio's minimum wage to $15 per hour.
January 7, 2019
Today, Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) took the oath of office to serve in the Ohio Senate during the 133rd General Assembly.
December 19, 2018
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) applauded the U.S. Department of Justice for effectively banning the use, sale or possession of bump stocks and called for the Ohio legislature to do the same.
December 19, 2018
Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus voted on and announced caucus leadership for the 133rd General Assembly, beginning in January 2019. The Caucus voted to re-elect state Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) as Minority Leader.
December 6, 2018
Today, the Ohio Senate passed an amended version of House Bill 228. The controversial legislation, which before it was amended would have made Ohio a Stand-Your-Ground state, now primarily changes burden of proof standards in cases of self-defense and further limits cities' ability to regulate firearms.
October 12, 2018
Senator Thomas expressed his frustrations with the Ohio Office of Budget and Management's fiscal analysis of Issue 1.
September 21, 2018
Today, the Ohio Commission on Minority Health announced that it has awarded grants to Southwest Ohio organizations dedicated to reducing infant mortality.
September 13, 2018
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) marked one week since the tragic shooting at Fifth Third Bank in downtown Cincinnati with a solemn reflection on the events and solutions to curb gun violence.
July 10, 2018
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) supported the passage of Substitute House Bill 123 to reform Ohio's payday lending industry.
June 27, 2018
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the Janus vs. AFSCME case, stating that public-sector unions' fair share fees, collected from employees who decline to join a union but still benefit from their negotiations, are unconstitutional. The decision will essentially bring "right to work" to public sector workers across America. 

Ohio state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) issued the following statement in response:
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