Senator Thomas speaks at the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Senator Thomas speaks at the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
 Senator Thomas and Rev. Joel L. King, Jr., first cousin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, Ohio.
Senator Thomas and Rev. Joel L. King, Jr., first cousin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, Ohio.
 Senator Cecil Thomas and honoree Hope Dudley at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, Ohio.
Senator Cecil Thomas and honoree Hope Dudley at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, Ohio.
Senator Thomas congratulates the Withrow Tigers Girls' Track and Field team on winning the Division 1 state championship, June 24, 2015
Senator Thomas congratulates the Withrow Tigers Girls' Track and Field team on winning the Division 1 state championship, June 24, 2015
 Senator Thomas with other senators and members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.
Senator Thomas with other senators and members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.
 Senator Thomas is sworn-in to office as his wife Pam and daughter Erica observe.
Senator Thomas is sworn-in to office as his wife Pam and daughter Erica observe.
 

Senator Cecil Thomas was elected in November 2014 to serve Ohio’s 9th Senate district, which includes parts of Cincinnati, St. Bernard, Elmwood Place, Norwood, Golf Manor, Hollydale, Columbia Township, Silverton and Springfield Township. 

A product of a working class family, Senator Thomas was born in rural Alabama in 1952.  At the age of eight, his family moved to Cincinnati settling into the West End community where he attended St. Anthony Catholic School.  After graduating from Withrow High School, he took a job as a public service worker. However, with the desire to attend college he joined the Cincinnati Police Cadet Program, which offered free college tuitio...

 
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VIDEO: Sen. Thomas discusses his bill to improve police community relations.

01.18.18 - Senator Thomas Comments On Amazon's Announcement

 

COLUMBUS – Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) issued the following statement on Amazon’s decision to not include Cincinnati on its list of finalists for its second North American headquarters.

 
 

01.12.18 - Senator Thomas Condemns President Trump's "Racist" Remarks

 

Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s remarks criticizing immigration from Haiti and African countries, which he described as “shithole countries”:

 “Once again, our president’s behavior is reflecting poorly on the United States and his words are alienating our allies. 

 
 

11.07.17 - Senator Thomas Comments On Texas Church Shooting

 

Columbus—Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) released the following statement after the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

 
 

10.05.17 - Senator Thomas To Introduce Legislation To Ban Bump Stocks On Guns

 

Columbus– Today, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) announced that he will soon introduce legislation to ban the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks in Ohio. 

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 9

 
Counties: Hamilton (part)
 
 

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Statehouse
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5980
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Background

 
Hometown : Cincinnati
Party : Democrat