Senate District 18
John Eklund
 
 
 
 
November 19, 2013
COLUMBUS– The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 179, sponsored by Senator John Eklund (R–Munson Township) which seeks include recycled water among the approved private water systems regulated by the Ohio Department of Health and local boards of health.
 
June 27, 2013
COLUMBUS– Senator John Eklund (R–Munson Township) today announced the passage of House Bill 59, the state’s two-year operating budget. The bill contains as its cornerstones one of the largest single-year tax cuts in Ohio’s history as well as the largest legislative investment in public education in more than 10 years.
 
June 6, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator John Eklund today announced the Ohio Senate approved a state budget that includes a $1.4 billion tax cut for small businesses and makes the largest investment in public education in the last decade. The two-year, $61.8 billion budget also provides funding for state agencies and departments, as well as health and human services for Ohioans in need.
 
May 2, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator John Eklund presented a Senate Proclamation this afternoon to a group of students from Chardon High School as part of the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network Rally. The event, which drew hundreds of teens from across the state, was held to encourage Ohio’s youth to avoid drug and alcohol abuse.
 
April 23, 2013
COLUMBUS — During today’s Senate session, State Senator John Eklund presented Arthur Baldwin with a resolution honoring his 46 years of service to the Village of Waite Hill as Mayor. Baldwin, a U.S. Army veteran, was first elected as Mayor in 1966.
 
April 18, 2013
COLUMBUS — During Wednesday’s Senate session, State Senator John Eklund recognized two area students for winning the Division II State Wrestling Championship in their respective weight classes. Anthony Tutolo – a junior at Lake Catholic High School – won the title in the 126-pound class, while Perry High School student Billy Miller was crowned champion in the heavyweight division.
 
April 18, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senators John Eklund and Nina Turner (D- Cleveland) recognized members of the Mentor High School boys basketball team yesterday for winning the Division I State Championship. Eklund and Turner presented the team and their coach, Bob Krizancic, with a resolution honoring their achievement during Wednesday’s Senate session.
 
March 12, 2013

COLUMBUS — State Senator John Eklund has been appointed to the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC) by Senate President Keith Faber (R- Celina). Comprised of legislators from both the Senate and the Ohio House, CIIC is responsible for inspecting and evaluating each state correctional institution, private correctional facility and youth services facility once during the biennium and reporting its findings to the Legislature. 

 
January 9, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator John Eklund has been tapped by Senate President Keith Faber (R- Celina) to serve as Chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee for the 130th General Assembly. Eklund will also serve as Vice-Chairman of the Commerce & Labor Committee. Both committees were established as separate panels as part of the Senate Committee restructuring announced earlier this month by President Faber.
 
January 7, 2013
COLUMBUS — John Eklund was sworn in this afternoon for his first full term as State Senator for the 18th Ohio Senate District, which includes portions of Geauga and Lake counties and all of Portage County. Eklund – who was first appointed to the Ohio Senate in 2011 – took the oath of office surrounded by family and friends during today’s opening ceremony for the 130th General Assembly.
 
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