Yuko Sworn Into Office to Continue as Senate Minority Leader
January 4, 2021
Today, state Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) took the oath of office to continue serving as Senate Minority Leader in the 134th General Assembly.
“I am honored to serve again as Senate Minority Leader and look forward to spending the next two years working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on policies that will make life better for all Ohioans,” said Yuko.
Senator Yuko, who has served as Senate Minority Leader since 2017, represents the 25th Senate District, which includes parts of both Cuyahoga and Lake Counties.
“I am committed to addressing the pandemic’s impact across our state and helping Ohioans get back to work so they can afford food, housing and utilities. We must also support local governments and small businesses, which are crucial for our economy,” said Yuko. “Our priorities also include keeping up our fight for commonsense gun reform, addressing House Bill 6 and restoring trust in the legislative process, and tackling our state’s unconstitutional school funding system once and for all by passing the Fair School Funding Plan. Our students deserve better.”
Senator Yuko has a long career of fighting for Ohioans, serving with the Laborers’ Local #860 for 30 years, including 25 years as union organizer. In 2004, he ran for state Representative on a platform of protecting working families, promoting health care access and improving Ohio’s economy. He won his election and was subsequently re-elected for three more terms. Passionate to continue to serve his district and all Ohioans, Senator Yuko ran for the Ohio Senate in 2014 and won decisively. He was elected to a second term in November 2018. Senator Yuko currently resides in Richmond Heights with his wife, Pam. He has two grown children, Rocky and Angela, and three granddaughters.