Senate District 18
John Eklund
 
 
 
 
November 13, 2015
"It is an honor to recognize such an outstanding educator who goes above and beyond to ensure that her students are inspired to succeed," said Eklund. "The students she has taught throughout the past thirty-years are fortunate to learn by example from such an empowering educator."
 
November 11, 2015
Our soldiers should be celebrated every day, but today is an especially important day to take an extra few minutes to share our thanks for our veterans.
 
November 9, 2015
"The success of Ohio's young people hinges on their ability to receive a quality education," said Eklund. "I have a great deal of respect for our education professionals who dedicate their careers to ensuring that students are prepared to succeed in life."
 
October 21, 2015
“By our action today we add back over $40 million dollars to fund Ohio's local school districts,” according to Senator John Eklund, who was a co-sponsor of the bill.  “It is a fiscally responsible compromise that will help our students and form the basis of further efforts to fulfill our duty to them,” said Eklund. 
 
October 14, 2015
Senator John Eklund speaks to John Fortney about the passage of SB 11, which provides death benefits for volunteer law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The legislation also provides disability benefits to disabled volunteer law enforcement officers. The legislation was named in honor of Jason Gresko, a volunteer law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.
 
October 14, 2015
"Providing this compensation for families of our fallen law enforcement officers is the least we can do to honor such heroic public servants," said Eklund. "We owe it to these brave men and women to provide assistance to their loved ones."
 
October 2, 2015
"These funds will help to offer recovery services to the Chardon school community as it continues to heal from tragedy," said Eklund. "For some, the struggle to find a sense of normalcy after the 2012 tragedy is ongoing, but we must continue to extend both prayers and resources to this community."
 
September 23, 2015
State Senator Eklund will join Director Tracy Plouck to present local officials with a check in the amount of $750,000 on behalf of the State of Ohio for mental health services for the Chardon Local Schools community.
 
September 22, 2015
In August, Ohio gained 16,500 new private sector jobs and unemployment dropped to 4.7 percent, below the national average of 5.1 percent. The state's rate of unemployment is at a 14-year low. 
 
September 3, 2015
In 1890, Ohio enacted legislation that designated a day to honor the state’s workforce—four years before Labor Day became a national holiday. State Representative John Green (R-Cleveland) introduced the legislation to create a statewide day of celebration for workers. Green later became the first African-American to serve in the Ohio Senate.
 
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