Representative Sedrick Denson - House District 33

09.15.20 - Rep. Denson, House Dems Slam GOP Lawmakers For Refusing To Fund Absentee Ballot Postage Ahead Of November Election, Urge Sec. LaRose To Take Action


COLUMBUS – State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) and House Democrats slammed GOP lawmakers on the Controlling Board Monday for refusing to approve funds to cover the cost of absentee ballot postage for Ohio voters ahead of the November election.


09.03.20 - Rep. Denson Appointed To Select Committee


COLUMBUS – State Representative Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today announced his appointment to the Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight. The Committee will hear legislation designed to repeal House Bill (HB) 6, the $2 billion corporate bailout tied to an ongoing FBI investigation into an alleged $60 million scheme to get the bill passed. Bipartisan legislation offering a clean repeal of HB 6 had previously languished in the Committee on Rules and Reference without any movement from the Majority Caucus for over a month before being referred to the newly formed Select Committee after House Democrats launched an effort to discharge it from Rules and Reference.


07.30.20 - Reps. Denson, Skindell, Introduce HB 740 To Repeal Corrupt Price Gouging Budget Amendment Benefiting First Energy


COLUMBUS – State Representatives Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) Tuesday introduced House Bill (HB) 740 to repeal a provision in state law allowing First Energy to keep excessive profits rather than returning the money to electric customers through a rate adjustment. The pricing provision was added to the state two-year budget, House Bill 166, which was signed into law in July 2019.



07.07.20 - Rep. Denson Statement On State Mask Mandate For Hamilton County


COLUMBUS—State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement today following Gov. DeWine’s executive order to require facemasks in several Ohio counties, including Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull. Each of the counties falls within Level 3 of the state’s new Public Health Advisory System, which was unveiled July 2. Level 3 indicates very high exposure and spread of coronavirus.


06.09.20 - Rep. Denson Celebrates Passage Of Bill Designating The Kaia L. Grant Memorial Highway


COLUMBUS- State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the House’s passage of House Bill (HB) 616, which renames a portion of I-275 in Hamilton County the “Kaia L. Grant Memorial Highway.”


06.03.20 - Reps. Denson, Kelly, Ingram, Miranda Outraged At Republican General Election Proposal


State Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati), Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati), and Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) today issued the following statements in response to House Bill (HB) 680, the Ohio House Republican Caucus general election plan:


05.29.20 - Rep. Denson Signs Onto Resolution To Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis


COLUMBUS— Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today signed onto a House resolution that would designate racism as a public health crisis, echoing similar calls in Cleveland and Franklin County. The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind passed at the state level.


05.20.20 - Rep. Denson Applauds House Passage Of Aisha's Law To Protect Domestic Violence Victims


COLUMBUS—Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the passage of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would change how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. Democrats say the bill’s passage comes at a critical time as prolonged isolation during the state’s stay-at-home order has led to a spike in domestic violence cases.


05.06.20 - Rep. Denson, House Democrats Reject An Amendment To Strip ODH Of Power During A Pandemic


COLUMBUS—State Representative Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  


03.25.20 - Rep. Denson, House Democrats Pass Sweeping Legislation To Address COVID-19 Crisis


COLUMBUS— State lawmakers returned to the Statehouse today to address the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate relief to everyday Ohioans. State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) released a statement today following the unanimous passage of an omnibus bill (HB 197) that would prohibit utility shut-offs, waive state testing requirements, freeze EdChoice eligibility, extend voting in the primary election, postpone the state income tax filing deadline among several other measures.



09.24.19 - Rep. Denson Recognizes National Voter Registration Day


State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today released the following statement in celebration of National Voter Registration Day:

“It is absolutely crucial to be registered to vote, and to keep that information updated” said Rep. Denson. “Dozens and dozens of voters in my district have been removed from the rolls- many of whom merely moved within Hamilton Co. itself.  County Boards of Election can only be successful when the information they receive from the Secretary of State is complete and correct.”


08.19.19 - Reps. Denson, Ingram, Kelly, Miranda Held Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Reps. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati), Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) held a community town hall last Thursday as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.

“I really appreciate People Working Cooperatively allowing us to use their beautiful space,” said Rep. Denson. “I enjoyed hearing the thoughts and concerns of those in attendance, and can’t wait to incorporate that into what I’m doing in Columbus at the Statehouse.”


08.05.19 - Reps. Denson, Ingram, Kelly, Miranda Announce Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Reps. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati), Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) today announced a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m. at People Working Cooperatively to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Hamilton County.

“This is a great opportunity for members of the community to share their thoughts and concerns with us,” said Rep. Denson. “I’m looking forward to getting feedback from my constituents and putting it to work in Columbus.”


07.23.19 - Rep. Denson: Misguided Bailout Costly For Consumers, Ohio's Clean Energy Future


State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.

“This is truly disappointing,” said Denson. “Unfortunately, this HB 6 isn’t about jobs or clean energy like proponents would like us to believe. This bill is about bending to the will of a corporation by giving them a bag full of hard working Ohioans’ money.”


07.08.19 - Denson, Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day


House Democratic lawmakers from across Ohio today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.


06.27.19 - Rep. Denson Releases Statement On Supreme Court Gerrymandering Ruling


State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D- Cincinnati) issued a statement today following the Supreme Court’s decision in the North Carolina and Maryland partisan gerrymandering cases. 

“The decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court was a disappointing one.  Regardless, it is now the responsibility of my general assembly colleagues and I to ensure that every single Ohioan’s vote counts equally.  It’s our duty to guarantee that our redistricting process is fair, transparent, and most importantly, accurate.  I remain committed to this endeavor and I look forward to working to provide an unbiased system to my constituents.”


05.29.19 - Misguided Energy Bill Threatens Ohio Jobs, Says Denson


House Democratic lawmakers today largely voted against House Bill (HB) 6, legislation to bail out several energy corporations and all but eliminate energy efficiency and renewable energy standards in Ohio.


05.23.19 - Denson, Dems Unveil Clean Energy Jobs Act As Controversial Corporate Bailout Clears Committee


House Democratic lawmakers today unveiled the Clean Energy Jobs Act, their proposal to protect existing jobs, grow new ones and invest in Ohio’s clean energy future. The announcement follows the latest changes to House Bill (HB) 6, which Republican lawmakers amended to bail out more corporations and all but eliminate energy efficiency and renewable energy standards in Ohio. The bill passed out of committee Thursday.


05.15.19 - "Stunt Committee Hearing" On Nuclear Bailout Bill Collapses


Democratic members of the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee today released a joint statement after Republicans running the committee banned questions from the elected officials in a failed effort to promote partisan legislation – House Bill 6 – designed to bailout one energy company in the state at expense to taxpayers.


05.02.19 - Denson, Dem Lawmakers Propose Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Plan


House Democratic lawmakers today announced their Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Plan to protect and grow good jobs across the state, improve the health of Ohioans and avoid rate hikes on consumer utility bills.


01.07.19 - Sedrick Denson Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio House District 33


State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Bond Hill) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning his first term as state lawmaker.

“It’s truly an honor to represent and be the voice for my community at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Denson. “With so many challenges holding working families back, it’s important that we put our differences aside and work together on legislation that puts people first and improves the lives of everyday Ohioans.”