Senator Vernon Sykes is currently serving his first term in the Ohio State Senate, representing the 28th district. The 28th district includes: Akron, Barberton, Coventry, Green, Lakemore, Mogadore, Springfield, Tallmadge, and portions of Bath and Cuyahoga Falls.

Senator Sykes has dedicated much of his life to public service. He previously served in Akron City Council and the Ohio House of Representatives. Since 2001, Dr. Sykes has passed along his experience in public service to students as a professor of Political Science and Director of the Columbus Program in State Issues at Kent State University.

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02.01.17 - Senator Vernon Sykes Appointed To Serve As Top Democrat On Two Education Committees


COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio Senate announced that State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the Senate Education Committee and Vice Chair on the Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education for the 132nd General Assembly.


01.03.17 - Ohio Senate Democrats Add Two New Members


COLUMBUS – The 132nd Ohio General Assembly officially began with the swearing in of new members and leadership for the Ohio Senate. The Senate Democratic Caucus welcomed two new members, Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron, pictured middle) and Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta, pictured left).


Senate District 28

Counties: Summit (part)

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-7041
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Hometown : Akron
Party : Democrat