Senate District 18
John Eklund
 
 
 
 
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.
 
October 29, 2012
Guest column by State Senator John Eklund
 
September 28, 2012
May 16, 2012
Legislation sponsored by Senator John Eklund that closes a loophole in Ohio's DNA law and ensures that all felony offenders are treated equally was recently signed by Governor Kasich. The bill requires the collection of a DNA sample from individuals who are charged with a felony, but are not technically arrested for the offense. These individuals were previously not required to provide a DNA sample.
 
May 15, 2012
The Ohio Senate today approved legislation sponsored by State Senator John Eklund extending the deadline for Ohio's Enterprise Zone Program to October 15, 2013, ensuring Ohio continues to provide a business friendly environment which is needed for ongoing job growth. The program is currently scheduled to end this October.
 
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