Senate District 9
Cecil Thomas
 
 
 
December 2, 2016

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.

 
December 1, 2016
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.
 
November 30, 2016
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. 
 
November 8, 2016
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. 
 
October 13, 2016
COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) announced that he will introduce legislation to prohibit prosecutors who represent counties with 400,000 or more residents from retaining private law practices while they serve as the county prosecutor.
 
September 20, 2016

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.

 
September 14, 2016
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.
 
July 20, 2016
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.
 
July 14, 2016
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.  
 
July 8, 2016
COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas issued the following statement in response to the rash of violent shooting incidents related to community-police relations across the country.  Senator Thomas served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 27 years before pursuing elected office.  
 
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