Senate District 9
Cecil Thomas
April 27, 2015
Columbus---Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 to urge MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred to reinstate Pete Rose to Major League Baseball. The resolution also encourages the Baseball Writers' Association to consider Pete Rose for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 
April 23, 2015
COLUMBUS— Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) released the following statement regarding the report by Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training:
April 6, 2015

Columbus—Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) expressed his condolences to the families and victims of the shooting in Walnut Hills last weekend and called on the community to assist law enforcement in apprehending suspects.

March 24, 2015
Today, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) joined the Ohio Juvenile Justice Coalition at a press conference to advocate for putting Ohio youth on a pathway to success.
According to the coalition, "each year nearly 100,000 Ohio youth go through Ohio’s juvenile court system for delinquency and status offense cases.  Research over the past decade has shown what works to give these youth opportunities to start and stay on a path to becoming positive members of our communities instead of remaining system-involved." 

To learn more about the advocacy of the Ohio Juveile Justice Coalition 
March 3, 2015
Columbus – Today, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) introduced Senate Bill 95 to allow municipalities with a population of more than 35,000 to create outdoor refreshment areas that are exempt from Ohio’s open container law.  Senate Bill 95 is jointly sponsored with Senator Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) and has received bipartisan support. 
February 24, 2015
WILMINGTON, OH-- Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) released the following statement in response to the State of the State Address which took place at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington OH: 
February 18, 2015
COLUMBUS—Today, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) presented sponsor testimony on legislation to improve community and police relations in Ohio. Senate Bill 23 would establish the Community Police Relations Commission, require training in community focused de-escalation techniques and require the collection of data on the use of force and racial interaction in Ohio.
January 27, 2015
COLUMBUS—The Ohio Senate recently announced that State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and State and Local Committee for the 131st General Assembly.  
January 15, 2015
Columbus – Today, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) presented Cincinnati resident Hope Dudley with an Ohio Senate Proclamation  for her community activism to raise awareness about the criminal justice system following the death of her son. She was honored with the Social Justice Award at Ohio’s 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus. The annual awards program recognizes the service and achievements of Ohio residents and organizations in areas consistent with the teachings and example of Dr. King.
January 15, 2015
Cincinnati – The Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) was credited for its role in the reduction of violent crime in the city this week at a press conference featuring Mayor John Cranley, Police Chief Jeff Blackwell, and City Manager Harry Black. Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) was instrumental in the creation of CIRV, helped secure its funding, and was a steadfast supporter of the organization during his time on City Council.
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