Senator Eklund (left) joins state lawmakers and health officials as Governor Kasich signs legislation aimed at curbing Ohio's opioid abuse epidemic.
Senator Eklund (left) joins state lawmakers and health officials as Governor Kasich signs legislation aimed at curbing Ohio's opioid abuse epidemic.
 R to L: State Senator John Eklund, Kirtland Mayor Mark Tyler, Richard Zegarac, Diana Zegarac and State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) gather during a ceremony to honor LCpl. Daniel Zegarac.
R to L: State Senator John Eklund, Kirtland Mayor Mark Tyler, Richard Zegarac, Diana Zegarac and State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) gather during a ceremony to honor LCpl. Daniel Zegarac.
 Senator Eklund presents the Chardon Competitive Cheerleading Team with a resolution on the floor of the Ohio Senate today for being named the Ultimate International Grand Champion cheerleading team.
Senator Eklund presents the Chardon Competitive Cheerleading Team with a resolution on the floor of the Ohio Senate today for being named the Ultimate International Grand Champion cheerleading team.
Senator Eklund (right) and Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz discuss how the Violent Career Criminal Act will improve the safety of Geauga County residents if enacted.
Senator Eklund (right) and Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz discuss how the Violent Career Criminal Act will improve the safety of Geauga County residents if enacted.
 Senator Eklund joins with Director Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Dept. Mental Health and Addiction Services to present funds to Chardon Local Schools for recovery services for the Chardon community.
Senator Eklund joins with Director Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Dept. Mental Health and Addiction Services to present funds to Chardon Local Schools for recovery services for the Chardon community.
 Senator John Eklund (right) and State Representative Ron Young present a check to Mentor City Council President Ray Kirchner (left)
Senator John Eklund (right) and State Representative Ron Young present a check to Mentor City Council President Ray Kirchner (left)
Surrounded by family and friends, John Eklund is sworn in as the senator for the 18th Ohio Senate District.
Surrounded by family and friends, John Eklund is sworn in as the senator for the 18th Ohio Senate District.
 Senators Eklund and Yuko present a resolution to Cornerstone Christian High School basketball coach Dan Selle in recognition of the team's victory at the state championship tournament.
Senators Eklund and Yuko present a resolution to Cornerstone Christian High School basketball coach Dan Selle in recognition of the team's victory at the state championship tournament.
 Senator Eklund meets with staff and students at the Dahlberg-Gibson Learning Center
Senator Eklund meets with staff and students at the Dahlberg-Gibson Learning Center
Senator Eklund meets with staff and students at the Dahlberg-Gibson Learning Center.
Senator Eklund meets with staff and students at the Dahlberg-Gibson Learning Center.
 
 
Eklund Delivers State Funds to Address Portage County Storm Water Issues
Eklund Delivers State Funds to Address Portage County Storm Water Issues
 Senator John Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans
Senator John Eklund speaks during press conference about the importance of lifting financial strains on the disabled by removing outdated disincentives to saving for disabled Ohioans
 Senator Eklund (center) joins Portage County Emergency Management Director Ryan Shackelford (far left); County Engineer Mickey Marozzi (second from left); Commissioners Vicki Kline (third from left) and Maureen Frederick (third from right); and Shalersville Township Trustees Nancy Vines and Dennis Bujak (right)
Senator Eklund (center) joins Portage County Emergency Management Director Ryan Shackelford (far left); County Engineer Mickey Marozzi (second from left); Commissioners Vicki Kline (third from left) and Maureen Frederick (third from right); and Shalersville Township Trustees Nancy Vines and Dennis Bujak (right)
Senator Eklund serves as a 'Celebrity Chef' at the Cook-off Kick-off for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Senator Eklund serves as a 'Celebrity Chef' at the Cook-off Kick-off for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
 Senator Eklund listens to testimony in the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee.
Senator Eklund listens to testimony in the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee.
 Senator Eklund honors the Kirtland High School Football Team after winning the Division V State Championship.
Senator Eklund honors the Kirtland High School Football Team after winning the Division V State Championship.
Senator Eklund takes part at a local preschool's Reading Cafe.
Senator Eklund takes part at a local preschool's Reading Cafe.
 Senator Eklund meets with local racers as part of Soap Box Derby Day at the Statehouse.
Senator Eklund meets with local racers as part of Soap Box Derby Day at the Statehouse.
 Senator Eklund recognizes Anthony Tutolo - a junior at Lake Catholic High School - for winning the Division II State Wrestling Title.
Senator Eklund recognizes Anthony Tutolo - a junior at Lake Catholic High School - for winning the Division II State Wrestling Title.
 

Senator John Eklund is currently serving his first term as State Senator for the 18th District, which is comprised of portions of Geauga and Lake Counties, as well as all of Portage County. Though new to public office, Eklund’s long and noted legal career in Northeast Ohio has allowed him to cultivate a valued understanding of several issues that the General Assembly oversees.

 
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Senator John Eklund explains Senate Bill 6, which increases the maximum tax deduction for families using 529 College Savings Plans from $2000 to $10,000 dollars a year.
Senator Eklund presented the Chardon Hilltoppers with a resolution before the members of the Ohio Senate for recently winning a national cheerleading title.

06.22.17 - Senator Eklund Welcomes Area Residents To Attend District Office Hours In Mentor

 

“Keeping an open dialogue with my constituents helps me to understand their concerns about the important issues facing their communities, and allows me to best represent their views and opinions at the Statehouse,” Eklund said.

 
 

05.04.17 - Senate Passes Legislation Promoting Procedural Safeguards In Ohio's Criminal Justice System

 

"Our system of justice requires that proper procedures exist before the accused can be prosecuted and found guilty by a jury," said Eklund, the sponsor of Senate Bill 32. "This legislation also guarantees that a defendant is not left lingering in jail indefinitely without access to the courts."

 
 

05.01.17 - REMINDER: Eklund Invites Residents To Attend District Office Hours In Portage County

 

“Keeping an open dialogue with my constituents helps me to understand their concerns about the important issues facing their communities, and allows me to best represent their views and opinions at the Statehouse,” Eklund said.

 
 

04.14.17 - New Law Helps Ohio Families Access Autism Services

 

"I am incredibly pleased to celebrate the passage of this autism coverage bill that has been years in the making." said Senator Eklund, who co-sponsored the House Bill 463 in the Senate. "I want to commend my colleagues in the legislature, who joined this effort to provide proper coverage to families impacted by autism." 

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 18

 
Counties: Geauga (part), Lake (part), Portage
 

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 644-7718
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Background

 
Hometown : Munson Township
Party : Republican