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OLBC holds first convention in Cincinnati

Legislative Black Caucus Reelects Rep. Alicia Reece As President
Names leadership positions for 131st General Assembly
December 03, 2014 | by Minority Caucus

Members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) reelected State Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) to her second term as caucus president Tuesday evening.
“I want to thank the members for re-electing me to a second term,” said Rep. Reece. “We will build on the 47-year legacy and the work we started last General Assembly— fighting for a voting rights constitutional amendment, funding for early childhood education, increasing Minority Business Enterprise funding, reducing infant mortality, fighting to reduce unemployment of African Americans by creating jobs, opposing so-called “Stand Your Ground” legislation, sentencing reforms and health disparities. OLBC will focus on issues affecting the 1.4 million African Americans in our state, and we will be on the front lines as we deal with race relations heightened by the tragedies of John Crawford III and Tamir Rice here in Ohio.

Other caucus leadership positions will include:

  • First Vice President, Sen. Edna Brown (D-Toledo)
  • Second Vice President, Representative-elect Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland)
  • Third Vice President, Representative-elect Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus)
  • Treasurer, Senator-elect Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati)
  • Secretary, Representative-elect Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland)
  • Parliamentarian, Representative-elect Christie Bryant Kuhns (D-Cincinnati)
  • Sergeant-at-Arms, Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo)


For the first time in its history,
the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
will host a convention in Cincinnati
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