Rep. Sykes speaking during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Sykes speaking during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
 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 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 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 speaks on new domestic violence legislation at news conference
Rep. Sykes speaks on new domestic violence legislation at news conference
 Rep. Sykes with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Rep. Sykes with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
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 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
 

Born and raised in Akron, State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes was elected to represent her hometown (OH-34) in November 2014. 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 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 importance of a quality education and job training for people to get ahead. She has supported young le...

 
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09.13.16 - Sykes Joins Fudge To Discuss Ohio Voter Suppression Laws In Place For Presidential Election

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) will speak at the 7th Annual National Pen-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Presidents’ Forum about the importance of protecting voting rights this election, Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 2:00 p.m. The forum presented in partnership with Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, will focus on the effects of voter suppression laws across the U.S., as well as solutions to combat and improve voter turnout. 

 
 

09.06.16 - Rep. Sykes To Be Honored As One Of Akron Chamber's "30 For The Future" Leaders

 

The Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce recently announced State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) has been selected as a recipient of their 2016 “30 for the Future” award. The tenth annual celebration, held in late September, will recognize 31 young professionals who make a positive impact in the Akron community through their dynamic leadership and community service. Honorees of the “30 for the Future” award range from young professionals ages 25-39, across industries of healthcare, higher education, energy, and social service outreach, among others.

“It is truly humbling to be recognized by an organization dedicated to promoting and improving the vibrancy of the Akron community,” said Sykes. “This award is a reminder that, while we celebrate our region’s progress and some of the leaders who contribute to it, there is still work ahead of us to build a brighter future for our region and city. I look forward to continuing to take action and help lead the conversation on how to pave a path toward economic stability for the next generation of Ohioans.” 

 
 

08.17.16 - Rep. Sykes Calls On Kasich Reverse Cuts To Early Childhood Education

 

State Reps. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today called on Gov. Kasich to put a stop to an administrative rule change that would leave child care centers across the state with fewer resources to provide critical enrichment opportunities to vulnerable, low-income Ohio children and their families.

 
 

08.08.16 - Sykes Announces State Support For High-tech Internships At Local Small Business

 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the release of $10,000 to AkroSense LLC for the reimbursement of internship opportunities as part of the Ohio Tech Internship (OTI) program.

“This investment will help to inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow by creating hands-on technical workplace opportunities for many students who find internship unattainable,” said Sykes. “The OTI program is a phenomenal supporting tool for small businesses like AkroSense to get new companies off the ground and help spur economic growth within these local, underserved communities.” 

 
 
 

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Representative Emilia Strong Sykes
District 34
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-3100
Fax      (614) 719-6944
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Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term