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 Thomas speaks at the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Senator Thomas speaks at the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
 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 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 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.

12.20.16 - Senate Democrats Call For Investigation Into Foreign Interference In American Election

 

Columbus—Today, The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus sent the following letter to the members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation, requesting a full bipartisan investigation into foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election.

 
 

12.13.16 - Ohio Senate Democrats Call On Governor Kasich To Veto Five Bills

 

Columbus—Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus sent the following letter to Governor John R. Kasich, calling on him to veto the five bills the caucus views as the most inconsistent with the needs of Ohioans. 

 
 

12.08.16 - Senate Dems Oppose Passage Of HB 48 "Guns Everywhere" Bill

 

COLUMBUS – Tonight, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus expressed opposition to the Senate passage of House Bill 48. This bill expands the areas in which it is legal to carry a concealed firearm to include several high-risk locations. This includes daycares, airports, and several government buildings – such as libraries, City halls, Boards of Elections, and public hospitals. 

 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hometown : Cincinnati
Party : Democrat