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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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

07.01.15 - Fourth Of July: Celebrating Our Nation's Independence

 

"I encourage you to take part in local celebrations while enjoying time spent with family and friends. Always remember those who have served our nation dutifully so we may observe our national independence."

 
 

06.25.15 - Eklund Announces Senate Passage Of State Budget, Lowering Taxes And Investing In Education

 
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“This balanced budget builds on our continuing efforts to help Ohioans keeps more of their money to invest in education and workforce development, to encourage job creation and take care of those in need,” said Eklund. “Ohio's improving performance has also allowed us to tackle some specific needs right here in our community through the budget.” 

 
 

06.23.15 - Eklund Selected For National Leadership Program

 
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State Senator Eklund is one of only fifty state legislators chosen from a nationwide pool of over 200 outstanding nominees. “I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to participate in this program,” Eklund said.  “I’m looking forward to exchanging ideas with others on how to help lead our states through the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

 
 

06.18.15 - Eklund Announces Passage Of Senate Proposal To Cut Taxes And Support Local Communities

 
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“The Senate’s changes to the main operating budget bill will provide substantial income and small business tax cuts and meaningful reductions in Medicaid cost," said Eklund. "The Senate’s version assures that no school districts will be funded below their 2015 levels. It continues our ongoing efforts to help Ohioans keep more of their money, attract jobs and investment and care for truly needy Ohioans.”

 
 
 
 
 

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