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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09.20.16 - Senator Thomas Calls On Parents To Destroy Toy Guns That Closely Resemble Real Weapons

 

COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) released the following statement, calling on parents and guardians to destroy toy guns that closely resemble actual guns.  The death of 13 year-old Tyre King in Columbus is the most recent episode of a fatal police shooting of a juvenile who was carrying a realistic imitation firearm. In each instance, police stated they believed the child had a real gun.

 
 

09.14.16 - Senator Thomas Joins Moral Day Of Action March

 

COLUMBUS – This week, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) joined workers and faith leaders from across Ohio and the nation for a Moral Day of Action. The event stemmed from a call to action by Reverend William J. Barber II. It included speeches and a silent march to the Statehouse to demand that legislators address issues such as systemic injustice, racism, poverty, and voting rights.

 
 

07.20.16 - Senator Thomas To Introduce Common Sense Gun Safety Measure

 

COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) announced he will introduce legislation to allow municipalities to restrict open or concealed carry of firearms during events of regional or national significance. This local control bill comes after Cleveland's largest police union expressed concerns over the ability of citizens to openly carry firearms during the Republican National Convention.

 
 

07.14.16 - Senator Thomas Announces $27 Million In State Funding For St. Bernard Elmwood Place City School District

 

COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) announced that St. Bernard Elmwood Place City School District has been selected to receive about $27 million from the Ohio School Facilities Commission for the construction of a new school building for grades Pre K-12.  

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Counties: Hamilton (part)
 
 

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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