Senator Thomas congratulates the Withrow Tigers Girls' Track and Field team on winning the Division 1 state championship, June 24, 2015
Senator Thomas congratulates the Withrow Tigers Girls' Track and Field team on winning the Division 1 state championship, June 24, 2015
 Senator Thomas with other senators and members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.
Senator Thomas with other senators and members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.
 Senator Thomas and Rev. Joel L. King, Jr., first cousin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, Ohio.
Senator Thomas and Rev. Joel L. King, Jr., first cousin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, Ohio.
Senator Cecil Thomas and honoree Hope Dudley at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, Ohio.
Senator Cecil Thomas and honoree Hope Dudley at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, Ohio.
 Senator Thomas speaks at the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Senator Thomas speaks at the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
 Senator Thomas is sworn-in to office as his wife Pam and daughter Erica observe.
Senator Thomas is sworn-in to office as his wife Pam and daughter Erica observe.
 

Senator Cecil Thomas was elected in November 2014 to serve Ohio’s 9th Senate district, which includes parts of Cincinnati, St. Bernard, Elmwood Place, Norwood, Golf Manor, Hollydale, Columbia Township, Silverton and Springfield Township. 

A product of a working class family, Senator Thomas was born in rural Alabama in 1952.  At the age of eight, his family moved to Cincinnati settling into the West End community where he attended St. Anthony Catholic School.  After graduating from Withrow High School, he took a job as a public service worker. However, with the desire to attend college he joined the Cincinnati Police Cadet Program, which offered free college tuitio...

 
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VIDEO: Sen. Thomas discusses his bill to improve police community relations.

12.02.16 - Senator Thomas Pushes Bill To Prevent Traffic Stops For Front License Plate Violations

 

COLUMBUS – Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) testified yesterday in favor of Senate Bill 202, which would make failure to display a front license plate a secondary traffic offense with a maximum fine of $25. Senator Thomas introduced the bill as a result of the fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing following a traffic stop for a missing front license plate.

 
 

12.01.16 - Senator Thomas Testifies For "Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness" License Plate

 

COLUMBUS – Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) yesterday gave sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 361, which creates the “Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness” license plate, or TNBC for short.

 
 

11.30.16 - Senator Thomas Testifies For Resolution To Remove Confederate Flags From Government Property

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) gave sponsor testimony on Senate Concurrent Resolution 7, which urges the removal of the Confederate flag or other similar flags from government property, issuances, and merchandise. 

 
 

11.08.16 - Senator Thomas Reminds Ohioans To Vote Despite Recent Attempts To Purge The Rolls

 

COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) reminded voters in Hamilton County and throughout Ohio that they can and should still vote, even if they had been purged from the rolls and their name cannot be located by polling place operators. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Senate District 9

 
Counties: Hamilton (part)
 
 

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5980
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Background

 
Hometown : Cincinnati
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

Cincinnati City Council, 2005-2013


Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Eligible to run for another four-year term