Senate District 18
John Eklund
 
 
 
 
June 23, 2015
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.”
 
June 18, 2015
“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.”
 
May 22, 2015
Whether you spend the day helping veterans, attending a local parade or ceremony, or decorating the grave of a fallen hero, I encourage you to honor the memory of those who died protecting our freedoms.
 
May 18, 2015
"This bill will go a long way toward protecting our community from the worst of the worst threats to public safety," said Eklund. "This legislation helps county prosecutors to lock up these dangerous criminals."
 
May 13, 2015
Senate Bill 97, better known as the Violent Career Criminal Act, would classify any adult convicted of at least two violent felonies in the past eight years as a "violent career criminal." If any offender with this designation commits another felony, the bill would require an additional 2 to 11 years of mandatory prison time. For additional crimes involving firearms, it would increase the prison time by 50 percent.
 
May 6, 2015
“Improving incentives to save can enhance the financial health of all Ohioans,” said Eklund. “When we save for our children’s education, we advance their futureprospects."
 
May 6, 2015
“The heights to which the Chardon Cheerleading Competitive Squad has risen is yet another reflection of the pursuit of excellence that is the hallmark of Chardon Schools," said Eklund.  “We are all very proud of these young ladies and we know great things lie ahead for them.”
 
April 29, 2015
"This bill will go a long way toward protecting Ohioans from the worst of the worst threats to the public safety," said Eklund. "Violent career criminals must be taken and kept off our streets."
 
April 16, 2015
"It’s high time we helped remove outdated disincentives to saving for our fellow Ohioans with disabilities.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.
 
March 25, 2015
“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."
 
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