Emilia (Emilia) Sykes (D-USH13)
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Capitol: 202.225.6265
FAX: 202.225.3719
District: 330.400.5350
Room 1217 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3513

Residence: Akron, OH
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kevin Boyce   DOB: 1/4/1986
Committee Assignments
Ranking MemberTire Caucus
Vice ChairWomen's Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
FC MemberOhio River Basin Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
FC MemberMaternity Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women in STEM Caucus
FC MemberAccess to Legal Aid Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Health Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberHeartland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Women's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Mahoning / Portage / Stark / Summit / Trumbull


Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Congresswoman Emilia Strong Sykes grew up on the city's west side and has dedicated her career to strengthening her community. For 8 years, Emilia served as the State Representative for Ohio House District 34, otherwise known as the "Birthplace of Champions." During that time, she served for four years in Democratic leadership, including three years as the House Minority Leader. In her first year as the leader of the House Democratic caucus, despite serving in the minority, the percentage of bipartisan bills passed in the Ohio House was nearly double each of the previous four years combined.

In 2022, Congresswoman Sykes became the first Black person elected to represent Ohio's 13th Congressional District, where she has committed to fighting for economic opportunity, safer communities and affordable healthcare for Northeast Ohioans, bringing along a spirit of bipartisan cooperation to get things done for those she serves.

Congresswoman Sykes has received numerous awards for her advocacy, including the EMILY's List national Rising Star award, Legislator of the Year from the Ohio Minority Business Enterprise, the Champion for Children award from Summit County Children's Services, and 30 for the Future award from the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce. Outside of elected office she engages her community as a lifelong member of her church, a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a life member of the NAACP.

Congresswoman Sykes graduated with high honors from Kent State University with a B.A. in Psychology and later went on to the University of Florida, where she earned a Juris Doctor with a Certificate in Family Law and a Master of Public Health.

Congresswoman Sykes is a newlywed, married to Kevin Boyce and enjoys spending time with family, engaging in the arts, and enjoying the many blessings of life.