State Senate, District 11
Northwest Ohio, State Legislature
Before being elected to the Ohio House, Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson served as the first Black female mayor of Toledo, and plans to continue advocating for her community in the Ohio Senate. Throughout her 35-year professional career, Representative Hicks-Hudson has amassed incredible experience and expertise as a prosecutor, public defender, and assistant state attorney general. In the Senate, she plans to tackle issues like expanding public funding for doulas, creating urban agriculture districts where fresh produce can be grown, processed, etc., as well as fighting for fair maps and the end to gerrymandered districts. In the Senate, she will continue to focus on healthy, safe and liveable neighborhoods, as well as cleaning up Lake Erie. She knows that when it comes to issues of healthcare, education and safety, the community she serves and the state are hurting and she is absolutely the right woman to fight for change in the Senate.
I am running for the Ohio Senate in order to continue my work representing the citizens of Toledo and Northwest Ohio. As the former Mayor and member of the Ohio House of Representatives, I understand the interplay between state and local government. While there is a lot of focus on national issues, state action has a more direct effect on the lives of Ohioans.
– Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson