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
ResidenceMunson Township, Ohio
Alma materWashington and Lee University School of Law, Union College

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.


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]


  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.