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 Thomas speaks at the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Senator Thomas speaks at the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
 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 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 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.

03.08.17 - Senator Thomas Introduces Bill To Decrease Unnecessary Traffic Stops

 

COLUMBUS – Yesterday, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) introduced Senate Bill 92, which would downgrade the failure to display a front license plate to a secondary traffic offense. The senator originally introduced this legislation during the 131st General Assembly (GA), after Cincinnati native Sam DuBose was killed during a traffic stop by former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing. DuBose was initially pulled over for failing to display a front license plate.

 
 

02.01.17 - Senator Thomas Named Ranking Member On Two Committees

 

COLUMBUS – Today, the Ohio Senate announced the Senate committee lineup for the 132nd General Assembly. Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) has been appointed to serve as Ranking Minority Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Local Government, Public Safety, & Veterans Affairs Committee. 

 
 

01.31.17 - Senator Thomas Introduces Resolution Opposing President Trump's Immigration Ban

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) introduced a resolution urging Congress to rescind President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration policies and to limit executive authority as it relates to unilaterally barring entire groups of immigrants.

 
 

01.23.17 - Senator Thomas Releases Statement On Vandalism At Withrow High School

 

COLUMBUS – This weekend, State Senator Cecil Thomas released the following statement after his alma mater, Withrow University High School, was vandalized with swastikas and hateful messages.

 
 
 
 
 

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