Rep. Sykes at the Working People's Day of Action Rally
Rep. Sykes at the Working People's Day of Action Rally
 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
 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.
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 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 other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Rep. Sykes with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Rep. Sykes speaks on new domestic violence legislation at news conference
Rep. Sykes speaks on new domestic violence legislation at news conference
 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 during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Sykes speaking during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
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 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, 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
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
 
 

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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05.23.18 - Reps. Sykes, Galonski Respond To Continued Statehouse Dysfunction

 

State Reps. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued the following statements in response to today’s session cancellation notice from House Republicans hours before the House was scheduled to vote on a new Speaker:

“This is embarrassing. We were elected to serve the people of Ohio. Important work is being delayed and the people of the 34th House district are being disrespected by the lack of leadership from the majority and I take that very personally,” said Sykes.

 
 

05.11.18 - Sykes Announces Over $100,000 For Local Recycling And Litter Prevention Program

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the award of $103,718 in community development grant money to support and expand community recycling and litter prevention efforts in Akron.

“In Akron, we take pride in our community and welcome this opportunity to keep our parks, streets and neighborhoods clean. Reducing pollution through new recycling initiatives is a simple, common sense approach to protecting our environment,” said Sykes. “Keeping Akron beautiful keeps our community healthy, strong and vibrant.”

 
 

05.03.18 - Sykes Celebrates 2018 National Small Business Week

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today celebrated 2018 National Small Business Week, which runs from April 29 – May 3. National Small Business Week annually recognizes entrepreneurship and celebrates small businesses across the United States. Events are celebrated locally in addition to a kick-off in the nation’s capital.

“Small Business Week is a time to celebrate locally owned businesses that are the backbone of our communities,” Sykes said. “Together we can grow small businesses through policies at the state level and offer support locally to new and longstanding businesses in Akron.”

Sykes is encouraging area small businesses or people looking to start one to look into the following state resources that can help them grow, create jobs and give back to the community:

-Ohio Department of Administrative Services: http://www.das.ohio.gov/for-Business-Public/for-the-Business-Community.

-JobsOhio Regional Network Contacts: https://jobs-ohio.com/jobsohio-network/.

-Secretary of the State Website for Client Service Center: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/businesses/.

Sykes, who serves as the House Minority Whip, represents Ohio’s 34th House district, which includes Akron and parts of Cuyahoga Falls and Bath Township.

 
 

03.28.18 - Sykes Announces 2018 Year Of The Trails Walk At Historic Towpath Trail In Akron

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) is inviting constituents of the 34th House District to Akron’s Towpath Trail for a nature walk celebrating the state’s 2018 Year of the Trails campaign. The walk will take place on Saturday, April 7 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. starting at the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, located at 47 W. Exchange St. in Akron. 

 
 
 

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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