House Democrats Announce New Leadership Team for 133rd
The Ohio House Democratic
Caucus today announced its leadership team for the 133rd
General Assembly. In an all-caucus vote, Dems elected
current Democratic Whip and state Rep. Emilia Sykes
(D-Akron) as the next Democratic leader.
"Ohioans want leaders who
put people first, who know how to work together to get
things done," said Sykes. "I am humbled by the support of
this caucus and look forward to working with this leadership
team, members, staff and my Republican colleagues over the
next two years to improve the lives of Ohio's children,
families and workers."
Joining Sykes will be Rep.
Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) as the next Assistant Minority
Leader, her first leadership post since joining the Ohio
House in 2015.
"I am excited to join this
leadership team and look forward to working together on the
issues that matter most to everyday Ohioans-issues like
attracting good-paying jobs, protecting healthcare and
improving our children's education," said Boggs.
Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid),
elected to be the next Minority Whip, formerly served as the
caucus's policy chair during the 132nd General Assembly. He
is serving in his third term as state representative.
"I am honored to join this
leadership team and am committed to fight for Ohio's working
families with my Democratic colleagues as we forge a new
path to grow opportunities for the 11.5 million Ohioans that
we serve," said Smith.
State Rep. Paula
Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), a former Toledo mayor and current
state rep. serving her first term, rounds out the caucus's
leadership team as the next Assistant Whip.
State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson
Rep. Emilia Sykes