About Cecil

Cecil Thomas

The Servant Leader

A product of a working-class family, Senator Cecil Thomas was born in rural Alabama in 1952. At the age of 8, Cecil’s family fled in the middle of the night after the Klu Klux Klan came to lynch his father. Luckily, his father wasn’t home. That experience led to Cecil’s commitment to public service ever since.

 

Fighting for Justice

Cecil has been serving Cincinnati and fighting for justice his entire adult life. 

Honesty

Cecil previously served as a member of Cincinnati City Council for four terms.

Cecil Thomas running for Mayor
Cecil Thomas running for Mayor
WOMEN IN THE POLICE FORCE

Serving Cincinnati

While serving on the police force for decades, Cecil led an internal reform to ensure that both African Americans and women received an equal opportunity to serve and protect their community. As a result of his actions, the Cincinnati Police Department increased the percentage of African Americans and women on the force to 40% under two federal consent decrees. After retiring from the police force, Cecil led the Cincinnati Human Services Commission, which, in the wake of the 2001 civil unrest, was integral to the establishment of Cincinnati’s nationally recognized Collaborative Agreement.

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STAND TOGETHER

Join our campaign to continue Cincinnati's growth

Through his experience, Cecil firmly believes that we can walk and chew gum: we can be pro-community and pro-business; we can be pro-growth while maintaining the social fabric of our historic neighborhoods. With your support, Cecil can use his experience to build on Cincinnati’s progress in order to bring equitable growth to our city.

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