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

02.18.15 - Eklund Announces Passage Of Bill To Protect Ohio Water Supply

 
STATEHOUSE -

State Senator John Eklund announced the passage of Senate Bill 1 today, which continues the state's effort to fight toxic algae in Ohio waterways and ensure clean drinking water for Ohioans. 

 
 

01.15.15 - Eklund Addresses Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day

 
COLUMBUS -

Senator Eklund today addressed the annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day conference at the Ohio Statehouse.

 
 

11.08.14 - Honoring Our Veterans

 
COLUMBUS -

A Veterans Day message from Senator John Eklund.  

 
 

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

 
STATEHOUSE -

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

SR 15     

Resolutions Cosponsor

 
 
 
 

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