State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today released the following statement applauding Gov. Mike DeWine’s tone and work ethic as he begins his first day of service to Ohioans as the state’s 70th governor:
“By embracing new ideas, building bridges and surrounding himself with a majority-woman cabinet and people that know the meaning of hard work, Governor DeWine has sent a message that today is a new day in the State of Ohio.
“I applaud the governor for getting to work immediately and doing his part to better protect people from discrimination and addiction. Though we have no shortage of challenges ahead of us, we have a unique opportunity to put differences aside and work together to give all Ohioans the chance for a better life in our state.
“I look forward to working with Governor DeWine as we seek to build a better, stronger Ohio for generations to come.”