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tom roberts

Tom Roberts was born in Montgomery County, Ohio where he has since lived all of his life. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1970 and continued his education at Sinclair Community College, where he is currently an advisor for the Sinclair Ohio Fellows student leadership development program and a co-advisor for the Student Government Association. He later graduated from the University of Dayton where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Roberts served honorably in the Ohio House of Representatives for 18 years, from 1986 – 2000, and served honorably in the Ohio Senate for 7 years, from 2002 – 2009. By 2009, Roberts was unable to run again for his Senate seat. He therefore was required to resign his Senate seat, and was replaced by Fred Strahorn. As a result, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland appointed Roberts to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, where he served honorably for 6 years.

Roberts has been President of the Ohio Conference NAACP  since 2017.  He has been a member of the NAACP since 1997, and has been a life member of the NAACP since 2003. Roberts is the proud father of four children, and is also a member of St. Benedict The Moor Catholic Church.

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