Kenny Yuko

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Kenny Yuko
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Candidate for
Ohio State Senate, District 25
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Ohio House of Representatives
District 7
2005 - 2013
Websites
Campaign website
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Kenny Yuko (b. August 1, 1950) is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 25 of the Ohio State Senate. 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

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 highlights 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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be 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 and Yuko will face off in the general election.[3]

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

Personal

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 7
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Mike Dovilla (R)