Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
 Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
 House Session
House Session
Rep. Cera signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Cera signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Cera (second from right) joins fellow members of the 131st General Assembly to take the oath of office
Rep. Cera (second from right) joins fellow members of the 131st General Assembly to take the oath of office
 House Session
House Session
House Session
House Session
 House Session
House Session
 Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
 

State Representative Jack Cera, a native of Bellaire, Ohio (Belmont County) first served in the Ohio General Assembly from 1983-1996.  At that time, he represented Ohio House District 99, which encompassed Belmont, Monroe, Noble, and the northern part of Washington Counties.  He returned to the legislature in 2011 when he was appointed to serve as the State Representative of then House District 95.  With redistricting taking effect in 2012, he now represents Ohio House District 96, which includes all of Jefferson County, all of Monroe County, and portions of Belmont County.

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10.30.17 - Cera Responds To State Panel's Re-approval Of Medicaid

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today responded to the state Controlling Board’s re-approval of Medicaid care in Ohio.

“Putting politics over public policy at the Ohio Statehouse creates uncertainty in the marketplace and puts thousands and thousands of good-paying jobs at risk. In Ohio, more and more people report to work each day at hospitals, health centers and nursing homes, earning over eleven billion dollars that, in turn, are injected into our economy,” said Cera. “This kind of political brinksmanship injects uncertainty into our economy, for healthcare professionals and for the three million Ohioans who access healthcare through Medicaid. Taxpayers want certainty and stability in their everyday lives, not more politics. There’s enough turmoil in Washington, we don’t need to bring it back home to Ohio.”

The state panel’s reconsideration of Medicaid was the result of a partisan budget amendment that now requires the panel to re-approve Medicaid after the its approval in the state budget, setting up high-stakes showdown that could block some three million Ohioans from receiving care, cut thousands of jobs in hospitals, and end all Medicaid funding by 2018.

Rep. Cera serves on the seven-member state Controlling Board, which comprises four Republicans and two Democrats split between both Houses of the General Assembly, as well as the governor’s director of Budget and Management, who serves as the board president.

 
 

10.23.17 - Rep. Cera Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Expand High-speed Broadband Access

 

State Reps. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) and Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) recently introduced House Bill (HB) 378, a bill that would create the Ohio Broadband Development Grant Program, a program designed to encourage the expansion of broadband technology to unserved areas in the state.

 
 

10.19.17 - Cera Approves Close To A Half-million In Funding For Local Job Training, Development

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) this week approved $422,258 to support joint ventures between local colleges and local businesses that help taxpayers earn the skills and qualifications needed for good jobs in in-demand fields. The Eastern Ohio lawmaker voted for the funding at Monday’s meeting of the state Controlling Board, the state spending oversight panel on which Cera serves as one of six legislative members.

“Investing in the skills and talents of working people in our community results in higher wages, better jobs and greater opportunity for our region as a whole,” said Cera. “With this kind of strategic approach, we’re not just better positioned for the future, but we’re meeting workers where they’re at now, transitioning from jobs to good-paying careers that can sustain a family and let people plan for their future.”

Belmont College received $279,775 for its regionally aligned health care and energy industries program and Eastern Gateway Community College received $142,483 for its manufacturing and energy industries program through the state’s RAPIDS (Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills) program. The program supports education and skill training of workers and students for in-demand industries.

 

 
 

10.12.17 - Rep. Jack Cera Supports Tax Change For Veterans' Organizations

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 24, which unanimously passed the House Wednesday. HB 24 benefits veterans’ organizations by modifying property tax exemptions under Ohio law.

 
 
 

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Representative Jack Cera
District 96
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-3735
Fax      (614) 719-6995
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Hometown : Bellaire
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term