Ohio's 28th senatorial district

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Ohio's 28th senatorial district has historically been based in metro Akron. Currently it consists of a portion of Summit County. It encompasses Ohio House districts 34, 35 and 36. It has a Cook PVI of D+14. Its current Ohio Senator is Democrat Vernon Sykes. He resides in Akron, a city located in Summit County.

List of senators[edit]

Senator Party Term Notes
William B. Nye Democrat January 3, 1967 – January 7, 1971 Nye resigned in 1971 to take a seat under Governor John Gilligan.
John Poda Democrat January 13, 1971 – December 31, 1972 Poda did not seek re-election in 1972.
David Headley Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1976 Headley did not seek re-election in 1976.
Kenneth Cox Democrat January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1982 Cox was redistricted out of his district in 1982 and did not seek re-election.
Marcus Roberto Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 17, 1986 Roberto was redistricted to the 28th District in 1982. He died in 1986 while in office.
Bob Nettle Democrat January 2, 1987 – March 31, 1995 Nettle resigned in 1995 prior to the expiration of his term.
Leigh Herington Democrat March 31, 1995 – August 31, 2003 Herington resigned in 2003 to run for Portage County Court of Common Pleas.
Kimberly Zurz Democrat September 3, 2003 – January 28, 2007 Zurz resigned in 2007 to work under Governor Ted Strickland.
Tom Sawyer Democrat February 20, 2007 – December 31, 2016 Sawyer was term-limited in 2016.
Vernon Sykes Democrat January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

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