Senator Cecil Thomas

Senate District 9

AshfordSenator 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. Senator Thomas is a product of a working-class family, born in rural Alabama in 1952. Prior to joining the state legislature, Senator Thomas graduated from the University of Cincinnati; he joined the Cincinnati Police Department where he spent twenty-seven years working throughout all 52 neighborhoods. In addition, Senator Thomas has served in the role of Executive Directorship of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, as well as President Pro Temp and Chairman of the Law and Public Safety Committee while being a member of Cincinnati City Council. Senator Thomas currently serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and State and Local Committee for the 131st General Assembly.  In addition to his leadership roles, Senator Thomas will also serve on the following committees: Education, Civil Justice, Insurance, Financial Institutions, Finance Subcommittee on Education (K-12) and Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education.

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