March 30, 2022

Press Conference – Discussing Uplifting Black Ohioans

January 17, 2022

OLBC President West and Sen. Sykes Take Part in the 29th Annual MLK Mayors’ Breakfast

OLBC President Representative Thomas West and Parliamentarian Senator Vernon Sykes participated in the 29th Annual MLK Mayor’s Breakfast. President West offered remarks as a keynote speaker, and Sen. Sykes gave a great deal of insight regarding public service while answering panel questions. The Greater Canton MLK Commission presented and organized this event.

JUNE 23, 2021


OLBC Endorses Rep. Erica Crawley in Franklin County Commission Race

COLUMBUS– The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) today issued the following statement to endorse Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus).  The OLBC President, State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) delivered the statement on behalf of the caucus.    

“Representative Crawley has been a force for justice and accountability within the state legislature.  She has come to work everyday ready to collaborate and solve problems in the State of Ohio.  As an OLBC member she has played an integral role in fighting to eliminate the inequity in Black maternal health.  She is the hardest worker I know and we are lucky to have her skillset in this caucus.  I know she will continue to fight for all of Franklin county in her new role and we are proud to endorse her in this process.”