John Eklund
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 18th district
In office
November 9, 2011 – December 31, 2020
Preceded byTim Grendell
Succeeded byJerry Cirino
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Meg
ResidenceMunson Township, Ohio
Alma materWashington and Lee University School of Law, Union College
ProfessionLawyer

John J. Eklund is a former Republican member of the Ohio Senate for the 18th district.[1] He was appointed in November 2011 to replace Tim Grendell, who was appointed as a judge in Geauga County.[2] The selection committee considered thirteen candidates for the appointment.[3] He is the Chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. Eklund then went on to win the 2012 election for a full-term, winning with 54.7% of the vote.[4] His district includes all of Portage County along with half of Lake County and most of Geauga County.

Career

Eklund joined law firm Calfee, Halter & Griswold in 1980, and became a partner in 1988. He specialises in antitrust law. Eklund has a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a bachelor's degree from Union College.[5] He is married with two children.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Senator John Eklund". Ohio Senate. Retrieved 25 September 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Eklund gets Ohio Senate committee assignments". The News-Herald. 14 November 2011. Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Antitrust lawyer will get Grendell's Ohio Senate seat". WKSU News. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 Elections Results|Ohio Secretary of State". Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Calfee partner John Eklund appointed to Ohio Senate". Calfee, Halter & Griswold. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2012.