Senator Eklund serves as a 'Celebrity Chef' at the Cook-off Kick-off for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Senator Eklund serves as a 'Celebrity Chef' at the Cook-off Kick-off for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Surrounded by family and friends, John Eklund is sworn in as the senator for the 18th Ohio Senate District.
Surrounded by family and friends, John Eklund is sworn in as the senator for the 18th Ohio Senate District.
 Senator John Eklund (right) and State Representative Ron Young present a check to Mentor City Council President Ray Kirchner (left)
Senator John Eklund (right) and State Representative Ron Young present a check to Mentor City Council President Ray Kirchner (left)
 Eklund Delivers State Funds to Address Portage County Storm Water Issues
Eklund Delivers State Funds to Address Portage County Storm Water Issues
Senator Eklund joins with Director Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Dept. Mental Health and Addiction Services to present funds to Chardon Local Schools for recovery services for the Chardon community.
Senator Eklund joins with Director Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Dept. Mental Health and Addiction Services to present funds to Chardon Local Schools for recovery services for the Chardon community.
 R to L: State Senator John Eklund, Kirtland Mayor Mark Tyler, Richard Zegarac, Diana Zegarac and State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) gather during a ceremony to honor LCpl. Daniel Zegarac.
R to L: State Senator John Eklund, Kirtland Mayor Mark Tyler, Richard Zegarac, Diana Zegarac and State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) gather during a ceremony to honor LCpl. Daniel Zegarac.
 Senator Eklund (right) and Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz discuss how the Violent Career Criminal Act will improve the safety of Geauga County residents if enacted.
Senator Eklund (right) and Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz discuss how the Violent Career Criminal Act will improve the safety of Geauga County residents if enacted.
Senator Eklund presents the Chardon Competitive Cheerleading Team with a resolution on the floor of the Ohio Senate today for being named the Ultimate International Grand Champion cheerleading team.
Senator Eklund presents the Chardon Competitive Cheerleading Team with a resolution on the floor of the Ohio Senate today for being named the Ultimate International Grand Champion cheerleading team.
 Senator John Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans
Senator John Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans
 Senator Eklund (center) joins Portage County Emergency Management Director Ryan Shackelford (far left); County Engineer Mickey Marozzi (second from left); Commissioners Vicki Kline (third from left) and Maureen Frederick (third from right); and Shalersville Township Trustees Nancy Vines and Dennis Bujak (right)
Senator Eklund (center) joins Portage County Emergency Management Director Ryan Shackelford (far left); County Engineer Mickey Marozzi (second from left); Commissioners Vicki Kline (third from left) and Maureen Frederick (third from right); and Shalersville Township Trustees Nancy Vines and Dennis Bujak (right)
Senator Eklund listens to testimony in the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee.
Senator Eklund listens to testimony in the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee.
 Senator Eklund honors the Kirtland High School Football Team after winning the Division V State Championship.
Senator Eklund honors the Kirtland High School Football Team after winning the Division V State Championship.
 Senator Eklund takes part at a local preschool's Reading Cafe.
Senator Eklund takes part at a local preschool's Reading Cafe.
Senator Eklund meets with local racers as part of Soap Box Derby Day at the Statehouse.
Senator Eklund meets with local racers as part of Soap Box Derby Day at the Statehouse.
 Senator Eklund recognizes Anthony Tutolo - a junior at Lake Catholic High School - for winning the Division II State Wrestling Title.
Senator Eklund recognizes Anthony Tutolo - a junior at Lake Catholic High School - for winning the Division II State Wrestling Title.
 
 

Senator John Eklund is currently serving his first term as State Senator for the 18th District, which is comprised of portions of Geauga and Lake Counties, as well as all of Portage County. Though new to public office, Eklund’s long and noted legal career in Northeast Ohio has allowed him to cultivate a valued understanding of several issues that the General Assembly oversees.

 
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Senator John Eklund explains Senate Bill 6, which increases the maximum tax deduction for families using 529 College Savings Plans from $2000 to $10,000 dollars a year.
Senator Eklund presented the Chardon Hilltoppers with a resolution before the members of the Ohio Senate for recently winning a national cheerleading title.

09.01.16 - Celebrating Ohio's Steadfast Workforce

 

Labor Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that generations of American workers have made, both past and present. It is also a time to recognize how our workforce has risen to the challenge time and time again by continuing to be the foundation upon which Ohio's economic turnaround has relied in recent years.

 
 

08.12.16 - Eklund To Serve On Committee Examining Drug Use Prevention Education In Ohio Schools

 
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“There is no one silver bullet that will end Ohio's drug addiction crisis, but a thorough reexamination of the prevention programs offered to our children marks another crucial step in our ongoing efforts to combat and preempt the problem," said Eklund. "Effective prevention programs have the ability to save countless lives by addressing the problem before it even begins at a fraction of the cost that addiction treatment programs demand."

 
 

07.29.16 - Eklund Announces Tax-Free Weekend To Help Families Save On Back-to-School Shopping

 

Earlier this year, the Ohio General Assembly approved Senate Bill 264 allowing families to take advantage of tax-free savings when purchasing select items beginning Friday, August 5th and running through Sunday, August 7th.

 
 

06.28.16 - Celebrating The Spirit Of America On Independence Day

 

Just as important, we also remember what our history teaches us. As a nation we face seemingly insurmountable challenges. Independence Day reminds us that we’ve faced them before and overcome. Whether we’re up against complex social problems or government overreach, we never stop believing that tomorrow can be brighter than today. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Senate District 18

 
Counties: Geauga (part), Lake (part), Portage
 
 

Contact Senator Eklund

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 644-7718
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Background

 
Hometown : Munson Township
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2011


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another four-year term