John Eklund

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John Eklund
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Ohio State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedNovember 3, 2011
Appointed bySenate Republican Caucus
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sUnion College
J.D.Washington and Lee School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Eklund (b. January 14, 1977) is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 18. He was first appointed the chamber in November 2011 to replace Timothy Grendell (R), who was appointed as a judge for the Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court.[1] Grendell was term-limited in 2012.

Biography

Eklund earned his bachelor's degree from Union College and his J.D. from Washington and Lee School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney/partner for Calfee, Halter & Griswold Limited Liability Partnership.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Eklund served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Justice
Commerce and Labor
Criminal Justice
Energy and Natural Resources
Public Utilities
Ways and Means

2011-2012

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Eklund won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate, District 18. Eklund was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Jim Mueller (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Ohio State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Eklund Incumbent 54.7% 90,962
     Democratic Jim Mueller 45.3% 75,354
Total Votes 166,316

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Eklund is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Eklund raised a total of $1,501,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

John Eklund's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate, District 18 Won $1,501,405
Grand Total Raised $1,501,405

2012

Eklund won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Eklund raised a total of $1,501,405.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Eklund's campaign in 2012
Republican Senate Campaign Committee$1,200,602
King Strategic Communications$108,777
Ohio Republican Party$18,520
Sullivan, Thomas C.$10,000
Eklund, Christine$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$1,501,405
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 130th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 7 to December 31. In 2014, the 130th Ohio General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[6] In 2012, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on middle class.
  • Innovation Ohio: 129th General Assembly - Votes on legislation supported by Governor Kasich
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bill's introduced at Governor Kasich’s urging or that had his vocal support.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Senators are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Representatives are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting Ohio's business community.

Personal

Eklund and his wife, Meg, have two children. They currently reside in Munson Township, OH.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Timothy Grendell (R)
Ohio State Senate District 18
2011–present
Succeeded by
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