Kenny Yuko

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Kenny Yuko
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Ohio State Senate, District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2018
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Ohio House of Representatives, District 7
2005 - 2013
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kenny Yuko (b. August 1, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

He previously served in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 7 from 2005 to 2013. Yuko's political experience also includes serving on the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Euclid, Wards 10 and 11 (South Euclid, Richmond Heights and Cleveland).

Biography

Yuko's professional experiences include labor organizer with the Local 860 and clothing buyer.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Yuko served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2015
Education
Financial Institutions, Ranking Minority Member
Government Oversight and Reform, Ranking Minority Member
State and Local Government
Transportation, Commerce and Labor
Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Yuko served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Yuko served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Yuko's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs & Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "I understand that a thriving workforce is essential for a healthy economy and will work to ensure that Ohio promotes increased development while supporting a strong, vibrant middle class."

Education

  • Excerpt: "A strong workforce begins with a strong educational system. Ensuring that our public schools have the resources they need to educate our children should always be a top priority."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Working to expand access to care that is affordable and reliable is something that benefits individuals, businesses, and our community as a whole. By promoting healthy lifestyles and advocating for a health care system that meets the needs of the community, we can achieve both financial savings and better health outcomes."

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Kenny Yuko defeated Thaddeus Jackson and Ed Jerse in the Democratic primary, while Hasani Crider was unopposed in the Republican primary. Crider was defeated by Yuko in the general election.[3]

Ohio State Senate, District 25 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Yuko 75.5% 67,651
     Republican Hasani Crider 24.5% 21,928
Total Votes 89,579

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Yuko won re-election to District 7 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[4] His opponent was Tony Hocevar (R).[5][6] The election took place on November 2, 2010.

Ohio House of Representatives, District 7
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kenny Yuko (D) 25,172 77.32%
Tony Hocevar (R) 7,384 22.68%

2008

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Yuko won re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[7][8][9]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenny Yuko (D) 37,927
Beverly Valencic (R) 8,373

2006

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Yuko won election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[10] His opponent was Beverly Valencic (R).

Ohio House of Representatives, District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenny Yuko (D) 26,322
Beverly Valencic (R) 6,742

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Yuko collected $169,534 in donations.[11]

These were the largest contributors in 2010.

Donor Amount
OHIO STATE AUTO WORKERS $22,790
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES $21,000
LABORERS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF OHIO $10,500
OHIO AFL-CIO $5,500
LABORERS LOCAL 860 $5,000
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $4,000

2008

In 2008, Yuko collected $98,900 in donations.[12]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AFSCME LOCAL 4 $10,000
OHIO TEAMSTERS $6,750
OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION $5,500
WELSH, MICHAEL T $3,000
INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMENS ASSOCIATION $3,000
LABORERS LOCAL 860 $2,500
LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA $2,500

Scorecards

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Personal

Yuko and his wife, Pamela, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nina Turner (D)
Ohio State Senate District 25
January 1, 2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 7
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Mike Dovilla (R)