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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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

04.16.15 - Eklund Announces Legislation To Improve Financial Situation Of People Living With Disabilities

 
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"It’s high time we helped remove outdated disincentives to saving for our fellow Ohioans with disabilities.  Encouraging them and their loved ones to put money away for school, transportation, wellness and other needs will not just help improve their quality of life – it will strengthen our economy as a whole," said Eklund.

 
 

03.25.15 - Eklund Announces Passage Of Legislation That Helps Bring Justice To Victims Of Sexual Violence

 
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“Justice delayed is justice denied,” said Eklund, who chairs the Senate's Criminal Justice Committee.  “We owe it to victims to make sure justice is served in the most complete, effective and efficient way possible. I appreciate the partnership of the victim advocacy groups, law enforcement and the legal community on this legislation."

 
 

03.06.15 - Eklund Bill Could Offer Relief From Stringent Septic Rules For Geauga County

 
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"The new rules try to be all things to all communities, and in the process they are likely to impose burdens that are inappropriate for some," said Eklund. "Communities with proven track records of outstanding attention to these public health issues should be allowed to continue their good work with practices and procedures that have been effective and suitable to their circumstances."

 
 

03.03.15 - Eklund Sponsors Legislation To Restore Local Control Of Roads

 
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Senator John Eklund delivered testimony before a senate committee today for a bill that would grant counties the ability to control traffic on local roadways.

 
 
 
 
 

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