Senate District 18
John Eklund
 
 
 
 
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"It’s high time we helped remove outdated disincentives to saving for our fellow Ohioans with disabilities.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."
 
March 6, 2015
"The new rules try to be all things to all communities, and in the process they are likely to impose burdens that are inappropriate for some," said Eklund. "Communities with proven track records of outstanding attention to these public health issues should be allowed to continue their good work with practices and procedures that have been effective and suitable to their circumstances."
 
March 3, 2015
Senator John Eklund delivered testimony before a senate committee today for a bill that would grant counties the ability to control traffic on local roadways.
 
February 18, 2015
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. 
 
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