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John Eklund

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John Eklund
Ohio State Senate District 18
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$60,584/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
Office website
John Eklund (b. January 14, 1977) is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 18. In November 2011, Eklund was appointed to replace Timothy Grendell (R) who was appointed judge for the Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court.[1] Grendell was term-limited in 2012.

Committee assignments


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




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.[2]

Ohio State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Eklund Incumbent 54.7% 90,962
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.[3]

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


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


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

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