State Senator Bro. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) was named Legislator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Elections Officials (OAEO) for his work to bring Ohioans fairer legislative districts and more meaningful representation. Senator Sykes played an instrumental role in the congressional redistricting reform that was approved by the legislature in February 2018 and was later overwhelmingly approved by Ohio voters as a constitutional amendment.
“It’s always an honor to be recognized for your efforts and contributions,” said Senator Sykes. “However, this award is not about me or what I’ve done. It’s about looking toward the future and figuring out how to use this momentum to push for better policy. We still have a lot of work to do in terms of increasing access to early childhood education, protecting voter access and reforming our criminal sentencing laws.”
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