Rep. Johnson speaks at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Johnson speaks at Women's Lobby Day
 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 is sworn in during a ceremony in Akron
Rep. Johnson is sworn in during a ceremony in Akron
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 (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 greets fellow lawmaker during news conference
Rep. Johnson greets fellow lawmaker during news conference
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 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 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
 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 (second from left) takes the oath of office
Rep. Johnson (second from left) takes the oath of office
Rep. Johnson speaks at community town hall in Akron
Rep. Johnson speaks at community town hall in Akron
 
 

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, G. Serves In the Following Committees :

Criminal JusticeEducation and Career ReadinessGovernment Accountability and Oversight
 
 
 
 
Rep. Johnson speaks against the 6-week abortion ban

02.24.17 - Democrats Look To Outlaw Marital Rape In Ohio

 

State Reps. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today introduced legislation to eliminate spousal exemptions for sex offenses, including rape and sexual battery. Ohio is one of just 13 states which legally treat marital rape differently from other forms of rape.

“Elected officials tout the importance of making Ohio a state where people want to live and work, but feeling safe and supported by the justice system is a crucial component to that equation,” said Johnson, a former Summit County assistant prosecutor. “I am appalled that there is not a larger discussion in our state about this issue. I am deeply disappointed that none of my Republican colleagues signed on as co-sponsors to this bill – protecting victims of sexual assault and rape should have nothing to do with partisan affiliation.”

 
 

02.15.17 - Dem Lawmakers Look To Sink "Pink Tax" In Ohio

 

In the midst of state operating budget discussions, State Reps. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced they are introducing bipartisan legislation, House Bill 61, to eliminate the $4 million yearly sales tax on feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads. The lawmakers and a recent lawsuit contend the sales tax on essential women’s healthcare items, also known as the “Pink Tax,” disproportionately affects women who already face economic hurdles given Ohio’s gender-based wage gap.

“A tampon is a medical necessity for Ohio women— not a luxury item,” said Johnson. “In a state where women are paid less for the same work as men, every cent counts. The “Pink Tax” takes unfairly more money out of the pockets of women and undermines the economic stability of working families.” 

 
 

01.31.17 - Johnson Tapped To Serve As Lead Criminal Justice Member For House Dems

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today announced she will serve as the top Democratic member of the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee for the new legislative session.  

“I look forward to the opportunity to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to apply a critical, fair and tolerant view toward criminal justice and sentencing reform at the Ohio Statehouse,” said Johnson. “There is plenty of work to be done to modernize our state’s judicial system and make Ohio a safer place to live.” 

 
 

01.30.17 - Rep. Johnson Offers Support To Those Affected By "Muslim Ban"

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s executive order barring people from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States: 

“I am deeply troubled and frustrated by the travel ban instituted on refugees and immigrants over the weekend. We cannot let unfounded fear divide a nation which was built on the very principle of freedom for all. 

 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

HB 61     

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

Resolutions Cosponsor

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