Rep. Johnson (center) speaks on legislation to eliminate the "Pink Tax" with Democratic colleagues
Rep. Johnson (center) speaks on legislation to eliminate the "Pink Tax" with Democratic colleagues
 Rep. Johnson speaks at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Johnson speaks at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Johnson greets fellow lawmaker during news conference
Rep. Johnson greets fellow lawmaker during news conference
Rep. Johnson speaks at community town hall in Akron
Rep. Johnson speaks at community town hall in Akron
 Rep. Johnson speaking with women's right advocate (left) and Rep. Boggs (right)
Rep. Johnson speaking with women's right advocate (left) and Rep. Boggs (right)
 Rep. Johnson introducing legislation to encourage publicly help corporations to support more women in leadership
Rep. Johnson introducing legislation to encourage publicly help corporations to support more women in leadership
Rep. Johnson is sworn in during a ceremony in Akron
Rep. Johnson is sworn in during a ceremony in Akron
 Rep. Johnson, Vice Chair of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking with a constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Johnson, Vice Chair of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking with a constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Johnson, Vice Chair of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Johnson, Vice Chair of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Johnson speaking at new conference to push back against partisan efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Johnson speaking at new conference to push back against partisan efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
 Rep. Johnson (second from left) takes the oath of office
Rep. Johnson (second from left) takes the oath of office
 Rep. Johnson poses with Girl Scout Troop 137 following her Akron swearing in ceremony
Rep. Johnson poses with Girl Scout Troop 137 following her Akron swearing in ceremony
Rep. Johnson speaking at a news conference to announce legislation to protect reproductive clinic patients and doctors from protesteing harassment
Rep. Johnson speaking at a news conference to announce legislation to protect reproductive clinic patients and doctors from protesteing harassment
 
 

Representative Greta Johnson represents Ohio’s 35th District.  A first term representative, Johnson looks to shake up Columbus.  A force of energy and passion, Johnson understands the issues and fights for the people in her community every day. She brings a strong voice for education, women, and criminal justice to the Statehouse.  Johnson works to ensure children in Ohio get the best education—no matter their background.  She is also a fierce advocate for women, voicing concerns over sexual assault and domestic violence.

 
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Representative Johnson Serves In the Following Committees :

Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Public SafetyJudiciaryTransportation and Infrastructure
 
 
 
 
Rep. Johnson speaks against the 6-week abortion ban

07.14.16 - Rep. Johnson Gears Up For All-American Soap Box Derby

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) is set to test her racing skills in the 4th Annual Mayor’s Cup Race this coming Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. as part of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Since its inception as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, Derby Downs has grown into a world-renown venue, hosting the famous Soap Box Derby for almost 80 years and attracting racing fans from around the globe. 

“Being invited to participate in such an internationally recognized and locally significant event within my district is a true honor for which I am very excited,” says Johnson. “In addition to its historic racing legacy, the Soap Box Derby is a leader in educating youth, particularly in the STEM studies, in non-conventional and stimulating ways.” 

 
 

07.11.16 - Rep. Johnson Calls For Bipartisan, Bicameral Committee For Unified Strategy On Opioid Epidemic

 

In a letter sent last week to Speaker Rosenberger and other state leaders*, Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) called on the legislature to convene a task force or special legislative committee to establish a unified statewide strategy for addressing heroin and fentanyl addiction and abuse in the state. The letter comes amidst numerous overdoses that claimed the lives of citizens in Akron last week and in Columbus over the weekend.

“We have begun to address the opiate addiction epidemic destroying our communities, but not at a rate fast enough or with an approach thoughtful and thorough enough to successfully reduce the pain and burdens faced by families and communities across the state,” said Johnson. “We must bring everyone to the table – elected officials, lawmakers, law enforcement and healthcare professionals, advocates, and community members to coordinate an effective and unified strategy to take back our state.”

 
 

06.27.16 - Johnson Hails SCOTUS Decision Affirming Women's Right To Comprehensive Healthcare

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, in which the court found that restrictions on access to comprehensive healthcare in Texas placed an undue burden on women, violating the American Constitution: 

“I am extremely pleased to see the Supreme Court knock down such partisan barriers to women’s healthcare services. Legislative restrictions that seek to block access to comprehensive healthcare will not make abortion go away— it will simply drive the procedure underground and make it much less safe.

“Today’s common sense SCOTUS decision reaffirms what my colleagues and I have been arguing at the Statehouse for far too long: that women have a legal right to access comprehensive healthcare without burdensome, politically-motivated roadblocks.”

 
 

06.20.16 - Johnson Hails Anticipated Passage Of Columbus Buffer Zone Ordinance

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today applauded Columbus City Council’s anticipated passage of a local ordinance to establish a 15-foot “buffer zone” around reproductive health clinics in the city. The Akron lawmaker attended a Columbus news conference with Councilwoman Liz Brown to draw statewide attention to the local initiative. 

“Healthcare in America must include safe access to the doctor’s office – access free from intimidation, free from fear, and free from the threat of physical violence,” said Johnson.

Johnson is a co-sponsor of House Bill 408, state legislation she helped introduce earlier this year to create “buffer zones” similar to what the Columbus city ordinance proposes. The House Bill was part of a larger effort by Johnson to ensure “Access Without Apology” to women’s healthcare in Ohio.

“I congratulate Columbus and Councilwoman Brown for leading the charge to protect women’s safety and access to healthcare,” Johnson added.

 
 
 
Representative Greta Johnson
District 35
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-6037
Fax      (614) 719-6945
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Party : Democrat
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Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term