Rep. Boccieri rising in support of HB 173, which allows Veteran Identification Cards to be issued to all Ohio veterans
Rep. Boccieri rising in support of HB 173, which allows Veteran Identification Cards to be issued to all Ohio veterans
 Rep. Boccieri speaking on behalf of a bill during House Session
Rep. Boccieri speaking on behalf of a bill during House Session
 Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
Rep. Boccieri with House and Senate Minority Leaders at a press conference outlining Democratic economic policy priorities.
Rep. Boccieri with House and Senate Minority Leaders at a press conference outlining Democratic economic policy priorities.
 Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
 Rep. Boccieri stands with 2015-2016 Mahoning County 4-H King and Queen winners Scott Erb and Shannon Marshburn at the Canfield Library Ribbon Cutting on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri stands with 2015-2016 Mahoning County 4-H King and Queen winners Scott Erb and Shannon Marshburn at the Canfield Library Ribbon Cutting on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri joins the Canfield community to celebrate the opening of its new public library branch on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri joins the Canfield community to celebrate the opening of its new public library branch on January 30, 2016.
 Rep. Boccieri speaking on the House floor
Rep. Boccieri speaking on the House floor
 
 

John Boccieri is a veteran, former U.S. congressman and state senator, who currently represents Ohio’s 59th House district in the state legislature, covering most of Mahoning County and parts of Stark County.

Throughout his years of public service, Rep. Boccieri has fought to bring middle-class jobs back to his local community by sponsoring legislation to support small businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and grow the economy. Rep. Boccieri values diverse opinions and is committed to working across the aisle to address the most important issues facing Ohio families.

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Representative Boccieri Serves In the Following Committees :

Energy and Natural ResourcesPublic UtilitiesState Government
 
 
 
 
Rep. Boccieri discusses Sebring water crisis and legislation to prevent similar issues in the future.
Rep. Boccieri calls for a change in the selection of Ohio metro park board members after call for resignation of Mill Creek MetoParks Executive Director Aaron Young.

07.28.16 - Valley Lawmakers Announce Nearly $2M In "Straight A" Grant Funding For Mahoning County Schools

 

State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the release of $990,048 in “Straight A” grant funding for the Mahoning County Educational Service Center. The funding will help participating school districts ensure that students are college and career ready with the implementation of the Mahoning Valley Prepared for Success project. In addition, Mahoning County schools will also receive $915,603 for the Northeast Ohio Literacy Consortium, a program created by The Ohio State University to enhance student’s literacy skills.

 
 

07.25.16 - Boccieri Voices Support For Maintaining Summer Youth Jobs Program

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today voiced his support for maintaining the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Summer Youth Employment Program, an initiative that provides paid work experience to over 200 Mahoning Valley youths each summer. Governor Kasich has reallocated the $45 million program budget for a new Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP), which does not offer paid jobs but instead focuses on general case management of youths to promote eventual employment. CCMEP also only accepts participants over 16 years of age, denying 14- and 15-year olds eligibility they had under the old program.

“If we’re serious about strengthening our workforce, we should not be taking away critical opportunities for young people to get early exposure to the workforce and develop their skills,” Rep. Boccieri said. “Some of these kids will be left with nothing to do next summer, when they could be gaining work experience and making an income.”

 
 

07.14.16 - Boccieri: Immigrants Who Defend America Earn Their Citizenship

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today defended the ability of immigrants to serve in the U.S. military. Republican Congressmen and women are pushing for a newly introduced bill, the Military Amnesty Prevention Act, which bans undocumented immigrants who fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from enlisting in the military. Congress generally grants the Secretary of Defense the authority to deem what program is appropriate as it relates to recruitment for the national defense of the United States.

“This bill is an election year stunt used to stir up emotions about our national immigration debate. It’s very sad to see such partisan support for this bill because military service has always been a bipartisan issue,” Rep Boccieri said.  

 
 

07.13.16 - Boccieri Comments On Sebring Water Operator Criminal Charges

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today responded to the news that the former operator of Sebring’s public water system, James Bates, was served with three criminal charges for his role in the village’s lead contamination crisis earlier this year. 

“I'm aware of compliance issues at the local level, but I still feel strongly that accountability for public safety, as it relates to lead in our drinking water, is a shared responsibility with the state,” Rep. Boccieri said.  

 
 
 

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Representative John Boccieri
District 59
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614)-466-6107
Fax      (614) 719-3959
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Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

U.S. Congressman (2009-2011)

State Senator (2007-2008)

State Representative (2001-2006)


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term