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

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.

 
 

06.09.16 - Johnson's Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Endorsed By House Speaker Before Heading To Governor's Desk

 

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) Wednesday signed House Bill 123, the cost-saving, sentencing reform legislation authored by State Reps. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and Greta Johnson (D-Akron). The legislation was passed out of the House in April, 2015, and is expected to be signed into law by the governor after clearing the Ohio Senate unanimously late this May. Johnson is the only first-term member of the minority party to pass a bill out of both chambers in this General Assembly. 

 
 

06.03.16 - Rep. Johnson Joins Advocates, Ohio Litigants To Mark National Momentum In Axing "Pink Tax"

 

Following the success of two more states eliminating sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today joined advocates at a news conference in Cleveland to urge Ohio to follow suit. The lawmaker stood in support of four female plaintiffs who are suing the Ohio Department of Taxation to eliminate the sales tax on women’s essential healthcare items, also known as the “Pink Tax”. 

 
 
 
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