Class of 2020 Endorsed Candidate: Paula Hicks-Hudson
Before representing Toledo’s 44th House District, Paula Hicks-Hudson served as the first Black female mayor of Toledo. Additionally, she has worked as an assistant Lucas County prosecutor, assistant public defender, assistant state attorney general, legislative director of the Toledo City Council, director and deputy director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, and chief legal counsel to the Ohio Office of Budget and Management under Gov. Ted Strickland. Most recently, she was elected as Minority Whip for the Ohio Minority (Democratic) Caucus. With her efforts during her 35-year professional career, Paula has the skills and experience to lead Ohioans with conviction and dedication.