Rep. Sykes with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Rep. Sykes with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
 Rep. Sykes speaking at a news conference to raise concerns about SB 152, saying legislation to ban local hiring and restrict project labor agreements for public works projects will jeopardize Ohio jobs
Rep. Sykes speaking at a news conference to raise concerns about SB 152, saying legislation to ban local hiring and restrict project labor agreements for public works projects will jeopardize Ohio jobs
 Rep. Sykes speaking with a constituent at a town hall meeting in Akron
Rep. Sykes speaking with a constituent at a town hall meeting in Akron
Rep. Sykes standing in opposition of defunding abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood during House Session
Rep. Sykes standing in opposition of defunding abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood during House Session
 Rep. Sykes speaking during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Sykes speaking during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
 Rep. Sykes speaks on new domestic violence legislation at news conference
Rep. Sykes speaks on new domestic violence legislation at news conference
Rep. Sykes at the Working People's Day of Action Rally
Rep. Sykes at the Working People's Day of Action Rally
 Rep. Sykes with Reps. Howse and Kuhns at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Sykes with Reps. Howse and Kuhns at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Sykes after being sworn in on Opening Day of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Sykes after being sworn in on Opening Day of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Sykes with Governor Kasich signing House Bill 1 into law, legislation to modernize Ohio's domestic violence laws
Rep. Sykes with Governor Kasich signing House Bill 1 into law, legislation to modernize Ohio's domestic violence laws
 Rep. Sykes speaking at the bill signing for her bipartisan legislation, House Bill 1, which expands protections for domestic violence victims.
Rep. Sykes speaking at the bill signing for her bipartisan legislation, House Bill 1, which expands protections for domestic violence victims.
 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
Rep. Sykes, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Co-Policy Chair, speaking with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Sykes, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Co-Policy Chair, speaking with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 
 

Born and raised in Akron, State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes was elected to represent her hometown (OH-34) in November 2014. Two years later, Sykes was elected by her colleagues to serve in leadership as the minority whip. With a strong sense of responsibility for the well-being of those that she serves, Sykes has tackled the challenges of her district with unmatched passion and dedication.

As a representative, Sykes has pushed an aggressive job creation plan, fighting to keep local jobs for local workers and expand opportunities for middle and working class families in Akron. Rep. Sykes understands the im...

 
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09.11.18 - Summit County Democratic Lawmakers Urge AG DeWine To Take Stance Against Texas Lawsuit Seeking To Dismantle Healthcare Protections

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and state Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) today sent a letter to Attorney General Mike DeWine urging him to join other attorneys general across the nation in denouncing the Texas lawsuit that seeks to terminate the Affordable Care Act nationwide.

“The Affordable Care Act has been instrumental in Ohio’s ability to expand Medicaid and provide private insurance options to over 157,000 Ohioans, which dramatically reduced the amount of people without insurance in Ohio,” Rep. Sykes said. “The Attorney General must act to protect Ohioans’ healthcare.”

 
 

08.31.18 - Sykes Responds To Ohio Dept. Of Medicaid's Expansion Group VIII Report

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today responded to the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s assessment of Ohio’s 2014 Medicaid expansion. The evaluation analyzed Group VIII participants who were enrolled in Medicaid for at least 30 days and included a detailed telephone survey, biometric screening and qualitative interviews. Representative Sykes has been a strong supporter of Medicaid’s Expansion since its inception in 2014. 

 
 

08.29.18 - Sykes Announces Application Process For Statehouse School Transportation Grants Begins Sept. 5

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the Statehouse School Transportation Grant application process opens for submission at 9:00 a.m. on September 5, 2018. A total of 75 school transportation grants will be awarded throughout the state on a first come first served basis. 

 
 

08.28.18 - Akron-area State Lawmakers Host Local Small Business Summit

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and state Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) hosted a local Small Business Summit on Friday, August 24th, at Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc.

“I enjoyed being able to connect with Akron’s local business owners about what they do and hope to achieve as small businesses,” said Rep. Sykes. “I encourage all local businesses, no matter what type of company you own, to take advantage of the wide range of—mostly free— state, county and city resources.”

 
 
 

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Representative Emilia Strong Sykes
District 34
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-3100
Fax      (614) 719-6944
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Leadership Position : Minority Whip
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Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term