Ohio Democratic Party Welcomes New House Democratic Leadership Team

COLUMBUS — Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper released the following statement Wednesday following the election of the Ohio House Democrats’ new leadership team, including state Rep. Emilia Sykes as Democratic Leader, Rep. Kristin Boggs as Assistant Leader, Rep. Kent Smith as Democratic Whip and Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson as Assistant Whip:

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the newly elected Ohio House Democratic leadership team, reflecting the strength of diversity in our great state. Under the leadership of Rep. Sykes and this talented team, House Democrats are committed to putting people first and fighting to make sure Ohio workers and families have access to affordable health care, quality education and good-paying jobs. We look forward to all the good work they will do for the people of Ohio.”