Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
 
 
November 16, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statement after the Senate passed, on a party-line vote, Senate Bill 258 - a congressional district map that continues to gerrymander Ohio's communities:  
 
November 10, 2021
Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) presented an amended congressional district map proposal featuring equal-population districts during a meeting of the Ohio Joint Committee on Congressional Redistricting.
 
November 9, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) commended the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to appropriate $53.5 million in federal Covid-19 relief funds to support Ohio's continued pandemic response.
 
November 3, 2021
Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) gave sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 237, the Senate Democratic Caucus' congressional district map proposal, during a meeting of the Local Government and Elections Committee. 
 
October 19, 2021
This week, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) urged House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) to agree to schedule meetings of the Ohio Redistricting Commission to work on congressional redistricting. 
 
October 4, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to appropriate about $262 million in federal Covid-19 relief funds for education and child care response against Covid-19.
 
September 29, 2021
Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), co-chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, introduced Senate Bill 237, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus' proposal for a congressional district map. 
 
September 23, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), co-chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, released the following statement after the ACLU of Ohio, the American Civil Liberties Union and Covington & Burling LLP filed a lawsuit at the Ohio Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the state legislative maps adopted by the Ohio Redistricting Commission last week:
 
September 16, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), co-chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, released the following statement after Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission adopted state legislative maps that continue to gerrymander Ohio's communities and give the Republican Party an unearned advantage in the General Assembly:  
 
September 13, 2021
Ohio Redistricting Commission Co-Chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a joint statement today as the Democratic lawmakers proposed district line changes that would bring the Commission's state legislative district maps closer to Ohio's constitutional requirement for representational fairness. The Democratic Commission members also reiterated their commitment to working together with the Commission's five Republican members on a bipartisan, 10-year plan by the Sept. 15 deadline.
 
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