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 recently recognized a group of Chardon students during a rally highlighting efforts to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among teens at the Ohio Statehouse
State Sen. John Eklund Discusses a New Law on DNA Testing

05.28.14 - Senate Approves Eklund Initiative To Create Fund For Volunteer Police Officers

 
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The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 288, sponsored by Senator John Eklund, to create the Volunteer Police Officer’s Dependent Fund. The fund would function in the same manner as the already established volunteer firefighters dependents fund.

 
 

05.28.14 - Senate Approves Bipartisan Initiative To Improve Women's Health

 
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Today the Senate passed Senate Bill 54, jointly sponsored by Senators John Eklund and Eric Kearney, which would require a mammogram facility to inform a patient of the presence of dense breast tissue.

 
 

05.28.14 - Senate Approves Bipartisan Initiative To Name March As "Ohio Maple Syrup Products Month"

 
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The Senate today approved Senate Bill 272, jointly sponsored by Senators John Eklund and Capri Cafaro, which would designate March as “Ohio Maple Syrup Products Month.” This legislation intends to recognize Ohio for its rich maple syrup history dating back to the early Native Americans.

 
 

05.21.14 - Eklund Honors 2015 Principal Of The Year

 
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Senators John Eklund and Capri Cafaro today recognized Andy Fetchik, principal of Chardon High School, for being named the 2015 High School Principal of the Year. Andy was recognized for his strong leadership, personality, and professionalism. The award is jointly sponsored by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators and MetLife.

 
 
 
 
 

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