The Democrat incumbent won handily in the Ohio House District 34 race on Tuesday.
Emilia Sykes earned a third term in office by defeating Republican Josh Sines by a tally of 28,894 votes (78.06 percent) to 8,120 votes (21.94 percent), according to final but unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office.
"From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU, for giving me the opportunity to serve the 34th district for two more years," said Sykes on her campaign Facebook page. "This next general assembly will be challenging to say the least but with your continued support we will accomplish great things!"
Sykes was first elected to the Ohio State House in 2014 and previously served as an administrative staff adviser at the Summit County Fiscal Office. She also was a law clerk for the chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Sines worked as a bailiff for Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Scot Stevenson in 2016. Sines works as a ring announcer for USA Boxing, Ohio Championship Wrestling and two Mixed Martial Arts companies, Caged Thunder and Honor Fighting Championship and as a manager at Rockne’s on Merriman Road in Akron. Sines said he’s also worked at the Summit County Board of Elections, the Akron Municipal Court Clerk of Courts’ office, and as a clerk in Summit County Probate Court.