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

04.01.14 - Eklund Announces Passage Of Capital Budget

 
STATEHOUSE -

Senator John Eklund today announced the 2014 Ohio Capital Budget has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly and will now be delivered to Governor John Kasich for his signature.

 
 

03.27.14 - House Approves Eklund Plan For Recycled Water

 
STATEHOUSE -

Senator John Eklund today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 179, a bill he authored to include recycled water among the approved private water systems regulated by the Ohio Department of Health and local boards of health.

 
 

03.04.14 - Ohio Youth Banned From Purchasing E-Cigarettes

 
STATEHOUSE -

Senator John Eklund today announced that House Bill 144, which bans Ohio youth from purchasing and using alternative nicotine products, has been signed into law by the Governor.

 
 

02.13.14 - Bill Would Prohibit Sale Of Electronic Cigarettes To Minors

 

COLUMBUS-- The Ohio Senate signed off on legislation Wednesday to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

 
 
 
 
 

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