Running for:

Ohio House of Representatives District 34

Current Position:

State House (D-OH) Incumbent

Party Affiliation:


Emilia Sykes

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Emilia Strong Sykes, who serves as Democratic leader of the House minority caucus, tackles the challenges of her district with unmatched passion and dedication. Sykes has pushed an aggressive job creation plan, fighting to keep local jobs for local workers and expand opportunities for middle-and working-class families in Akron. Sykes previously served as administrative staff advisor at the Summit County Fiscal Office, where she worked to establish a county land bank to repurpose vacant and abandoned properties. At Community Legal Services in Akron, Sykes offered access to quality health and legal services to people in need. She also served as Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Georgia.Sykes attended Kent State University, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology. She later attended the University of Florida, where she earned a Juris Doctor with a Certificate in Family Law from the Levin College of Law and a Master’s of Public Health from the College of Public Health and Health Professions.