Senate District 9
Cecil Thomas
 
 
 
February 4, 2021
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) praised the new criminal justice and public safety initiatives proposed by Governor Mike DeWine as part of his state budget proposal.
 
January 27, 2021
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas announced that Ohio businesses with a liquor permit are eligible to apply for a $2,500 grant through the Ohio Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund.
 
January 25, 2021
Today, state Senators Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) and Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) announced that they will soon introduce legislation to incrementally raise Ohio's minimum wage to $15 per hour.
 
January 15, 2021
Today, the Ohio Senate announced the Senate committee lineup for the 134th General Assembly. Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) has been appointed to serve as Ranking Minority Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee.
 
December 18, 2020
Today, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 175, which includes the controversial Stand Your Ground legislation that removes the duty to retreat in almost any public space and will likely lead to more violent confrontations and gun deaths.
 
December 2, 2020
Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus elected its leadership team for the 134th General Assembly, beginning in January 2021. The caucus voted to re-elect Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) as Minority Leader.
 
October 27, 2020
This week, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) received the 2020 Legacy Alumni Award from Union Institute & University's International Alumni Association in recognition of his leadership, social responsibility and service to the community.
 
October 5, 2020
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) issued a statement in response to Secretary of State Frank LaRose's decision to allow county boards of elections to install multiple absentee ballot drop boxes - but only at their offices.
 
September 15, 2020
Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) issued the following statement after the state Controlling Board refused to provide return postage for absentee ballots for the upcoming election:
 
August 21, 2020
State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) issued a statement in response to the recent incidents of gun violence in Ohio.
 
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