Get to Know Emilia Sykes


Get to Know 2016 Endorsed Candidate Emilia Sykes Sykes

Name: Emilia Sykes

Office you’re seeking: State Representative 34th House District

Age: 30

Twitter handle: @EmiliaSykesOH

Why are you running?  I am running for re-election to continue the work of serving my community. I have been given so much from my hometown that it's time for me to give back what was provided to me. This community and the entire state deserves the best from its elected officials and I hope to help provide that through my advocacy of quality  and affordable healthcare  and access to wellness for all, quality public education that includes early childhood options to all kids no matter their zip code or family income, and the ability to find well-paying and meaningful job opportunities.

What are the most important issues on your campaign?  

  • Access to quality and affordable healthcare that is culturally competent
  • A criminal justice system that delivers justice for ALL
  • Quality public schools no matter what zip code a child lives in
  • Access to good paying jobs that pay a living wage

Give us a fun fact about yourself. I was a state champion gymnast.

Who is your favorite president? Why? My favorite president is Barack Obama. In addition to being an inspiration for Black politicians and political hopefuls he brought a much needed level of intelligence and decency to the Oval Office. Plus, the ability to make the Affordable Care Act a reality was monumental and the benefits will be felt for generations to come.

What’s your favorite food on the campaign trail?  Peanut M&Ms and Grapes.

If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why? The Wolverine. I am a HUGE X-Men fan and I got hooked through the Wolverine so I guess I'd pick him. Plus, the regenerative powers are pretty neat.

If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song? "Run the world (girls)" by Beyoncé

What was your first paid job?  Sales associate at Old Navy

How can young dems help in your race? I would like young dems to VOTE! Then get 5 friends to vote as well. We all know that when democrats vote, democrats win! So I need democrats all over the state to turnout and vote and encourage as many people, especially their friends, to join them.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]