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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans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

 
[ Read Full Biography | Download PDF Biography ]
 
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.

07.31.15 - New Holiday To Help Families Save Money On Back-to-School Shopping: August 7 Through 9

 

Many holidays, like New Years, Valentine’s Day and the Fourth of July, have already passed, but there’s one more holiday on the horizon that you will want to add to your calendar this year: Ohio’s first-ever Sales Tax Holiday, which will take place August 7 through August 9. Ohio’s new holiday will help save families more money while allowing them to invest in their highest priority—their children. 

 
 

07.28.15 - Eklund To Hold Open District Office Hours

 
STATEHOUSE -

“Keeping an open dialogue with constituents allows me to hear their concerns about important issues facing our communities and to best represent those perspectives in the Ohio Senate."

 
 

07.17.15 - Legislation To Deliver Justice To Victims Of Sexual Violence Signed Into Law

 
STATEHOUSE -

“This new law will help ensure that 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," said Eklund.

 
 

07.14.15 - Eklund To Honor Memory Of Local Vietnam Soldier In Highway Dedication Ceremony

 
STATEHOUSE -

State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) along with other state and local officials will join the family and friends of Lance Corporal Daniel G. Zegarac on Friday to honor the fallen soldier's sacrifice during a special ceremony at the Kirtland City Hall Veterans Memorial.

 
 
 
 
 

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