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Senate President Tom Niehaus (R - New Richmond) today announced that State Senator John Eklund (R - Chardon) has been appointed to three senate standing committees. Last week, Eklund assumed the 18th District seat that had been vacant since early September. The Northeast Ohio attorney and newly-appointed senator will assume a seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as the panels overseeing Highways and Transportation and State and Local Government & Veterans Affairs. "John brings with him a wealth of legal expertise and community involvement," said Senate President Niehaus. "His insight and experience will quickly add a new and valued voice to our chamber." In addition to representing the 18th Senate District, Eklund serves as a partner at Calfee, Halter, & Griswold in Cleveland and has been with the firm since 1980. "I am eager to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to engage in healthy and deliberative discussions regarding the many issues facing Ohioans," Eklund said. "The concerns affecting the families of Northeast Ohio will be paramount as I begin my service in the Ohio Senate." Eklund attended Union College and the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He resides in Chardon with his wife Meg and their two daughters.
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Eklund Urges Department Of Defense To Choose Camp Ravenna For Missile Defense System


"Bringing the missile defense system to Ohio would create hundreds of high-paying jobs for our community," said Eklund. "I am happy to see the House take action on this important resolution that I hope will help secure a multi-billion dollar investment in Ohio, and also play an important role in our country's national defense strategy."


Eklund Introduces Legislation To Ensure Fair Compensation For Wrongful Imprisonment


“Individuals who are wrongfully imprisoned due to constitutional violations beforesentencing are no less harmed than those whose rights are violated after sentencing,” Senator Eklund stated. 


Eklund Upholds Justice System And Strengthens Defendants' Rights


“It’s important to have clarity and certainty in the procedures of our criminal justice system,” stated Eklund.  “Without it, prosecutors' jobs are more difficult, defendants risk losing rights, and public confidence in the system suffers.”


MEDIA ADVISORY: Eklund Attends National Public Safety Summit In Washington D.C.


“The time has come for public safety and corrections policy to be driven more by data analysis than by guesswork and suppositions,” said Senator Eklund. “Part of that analysis must factor in the very real impacts that behavioral health issues and the current drug crisis are having on the system."