Eklund Delivers State Funds to Address Portage County Storm Water Issues
Eklund Delivers State Funds to Address Portage County Storm Water Issues
 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 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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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 (left) joins state lawmakers and health officials as Governor Kasich signs legislation aimed at curbing Ohio's opioid abuse epidemic.
Senator Eklund (left) joins state lawmakers and health officials as Governor Kasich signs legislation aimed at curbing Ohio's opioid abuse epidemic.
 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 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 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.
 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)
 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 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.
 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 Eklund Serves In the Following Committees :

FinanceJudiciaryPublic UtilitiesRules and ReferenceWays and Means
 
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.
State Sen. John Eklund Discusses a New Law on DNA Testing

02.21.17 - Eklund To Announce Legislation Updating Ohio's Criminal Code

 

State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) will join state lawmakers and corrections officials on Wednesday to announce legislation aimed at updating Ohio's criminal justice laws.

 
 

02.07.17 - Eklund Announces 2018 Legislative Fellowship Program

 

"This program provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to explore their interests in state government," said Eklund. “For many, the LSC Fellowship has led to successful careers in public policy, communications and public service."

 
 

02.03.17 - Ohio's County Behavioral Health Advocates Present Legislator Of The Year Award To Eklund

 

 "It is humbling to be chosen for an award such as this," said Eklund. "I believe in the kind of legislation that can bring hope, the kind that has the power to transform lives and the kind that makes the men, woman and children of Ohio feel secure and cared for."

 
 

01.26.17 - Eklund Named To Influential Senate Rules And Reference Committee

 

"I look forward to working alongside my colleagues on this committee to ensure that each piece of legislation is thoroughly vetted and serves to improve the quality of life for all Ohioans," said Senator Eklund. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Senate District 18

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

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

 
Hometown : Munson Township
Party : Republican