Senate Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson

(D-Toledo)
1 Term
Senate District 11
Rm. 057
614-466-5204

hicks-hudson@ohiosenate.gov
Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: in Hamilton
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Freeman
Children: Patricia and Leah
Education: Spelman College - Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Journalism, 1969-1973; Colorado State University - Master of Arts, Communications Development; University of Iowa College of Law - Juris Doctorate
Employment/Military Record: State of Ohio, Office of Budget and Management - Chief Legal Counsel, 2007-2011; Law Office of Paula Hicks-Hudson - Sole Practioner, 2011-Present
Community Activities: Redeemer Lutheran Church - Minister of Music

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (11/16/2022 - 12/31/2026)
House Minority Whip (6/25/2019 - 1/25/2021)
Senate Minority Whip (6/25/2019 - 12/31/2022)
Senate Assistant Minority Whip (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024)
House (1/1/2019 - 11/16/2022)
House Assistant Minority Whip (1/1/2019 - 6/25/2019)
Other Offices: City of Toledo - District 4 Councilwoman (2011-Present) and Mayor (2015-2018)

Elections and Political Participation

Ohio Senate 11th District 2022
General Vote: 63,102 of 114,462 (55%)
Primary Vote: 10,095 of 10,095 (100%)
Endorsements: Ohio Federation of Teachers; Ohio Nurses Association (primary); Ohio State Medical Association PAC (primary); Pro-Choice Ohio (primary)

Ohio House 44th District 2020
General Vote: 30,902 of 39,146 (78%)
Primary Vote: 1 of 1 (100%)

Ohio House 44th District 2018
General Vote: 26,267 of 26,267 (100%)
Primary Vote: 5,544 of 6,646 (83%)

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Margaret Dewberry-Brown, Senior Legislative Aide
Margaret.DewberryBrown@ohiosenate.gov
Morgan Zickes, Legislative Aide
morgan.zickes@ohiosenate.gov

Recent News Coverage
Senators Raise Questions About 'Hooning' Bill
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Senate Committee Hearings
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Senate Committee Hearings
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Democrats Offer Ways To Address Wage Gaps
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Universal Health Care
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PUCO
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