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
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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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.

09.03.15 - Labor Day And Ohio's Growing Workforce: Past, Present, Future

 

In 1890, Ohio enacted legislation that designated a day to honor the state’s workforce—four years before Labor Day became a national holiday. State Representative John Green (R-Cleveland) introduced the legislation to create a statewide day of celebration for workers. Green later became the first African-American to serve in the Ohio Senate.

 
 

09.02.15 - Hiram College News: Hiram Community Celebrates Hayden Renovations

 
HIRAM, Ohio -

“I had the most fortunate opportunity throughout this project to work with the people associated with Hiram College and Hiram Village – the administrators, the faculty, staff, alumni, the mayor of Hiram,” said Sen. Eklund. “I’ve seen the positive relationship between the college and the community – not just the community in Hiram but the broader community in the state, and frankly, the decision to advocate on behalf of this project was an easy one.”

 
 

08.19.15 - Eklund Delivers $350,000 For Mentor Stormwater Improvements

 
COLUMBUS -

"These funds will go along way toward addressing the stormwater run-off issues that have affected so many families in the Mentor community," said Eklund. “Ohio's improved economic performance allows us to provide funds to support our cities with these critically important projects.” 

 
 

08.17.15 - Eklund To Present Check To Mentor City Officials For Stormwater Project

 
COLUMBUS -

State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) will present Mentor city officials with a check for $350,000 on behalf of the State of Ohio for stormwater improvements in the Mentor community. The presentation will be held TOMORROW at 7:30 p.m. during a meeting of the Mentor City Council.

 
 
 
 
 

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
Email Senator Eklund
 

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