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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Rep. Johnson speaks against the 6-week abortion ban

01.03.17 - Johnson Sworn In For Second Term As State Representative

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) took the oath of office with members of the new 132nd General Assembly today at the Statehouse. Johnson, elected in November to serve her second term in Summit County’s 35th House District, represents the citizens of Barberton and parts of Akron, including Kenmore, Firestone Park, Goodyear Heights and Ellet.

“It is with gratitude and humility that I assume my second term as state representative to the people of the 35th House District,” says Johnson. “I look forward to building off of my last two years of service and continuing the work on important issues facing our state – such as the growing opioid epidemic, public education, and ensuring economic stability for working families. I readily accept the responsibility to continue serving as a passionate voice at the Statehouse for my constituents and all Ohioans.”  

 
 

12.19.16 - Johnson Calls For Dedicated Anti-opioid, Anti-heroin Legislative Committee In 132nd General Assembly

 

With Ohio leading the nation in deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses, state Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) called on Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) to help take a more strategic and unified approach in fighting back with a special legislative committee in the new year. 

“With more people dying from opioid and heroin overdoses in our state than in any other place in the nation, the severity of this epidemic should prevent us in the Legislature from getting comfortable or continuing on a course that has failed to have the substantial impact our families and communities require and deserve,” Johnson wrote in the letter. 

 
 

12.08.16 - Johnson Attacks Constitutionality, Safety Of 20-week Abortion Ban

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today pushed back against the 20-week abortion ban, Senate Bill 127, that would prohibit women, and criminalize doctors, in Ohio for obtaining abortion services once the pregnancy reaches the 20-week mark. More than a year since its last committee hearing, the bill was quickly pushed through the House in less than 48 hours as part of the lame duck agenda.

“Instead of focusing on the staggering opioid epidemic or our struggling economy, the majority in the Statehouse has decided to pass yet another unconstitutional restriction on a legal healthcare procedure,” said Johnson. “At a time when nearly one-in-seven Ohioans are living in poverty, it is unfathomable for state leaders to knowingly push legislation which will require heaps of taxpayer dollars in lengthy legal battles for the purpose of pursuing political and ideological agendas.”

 
 

12.07.16 - Johnson: Columbus Power-grab Set To Clear Legislature, Locals To Lose More Freedom

 

House Democratic lawmakers today voted against Substitute Senate Bill 331, legislation that lets the state grab more power from local communities by overriding local bans on unlicensed puppy mill sales to pet stores and prohibiting local communities from taking up ballot issues on policies like minimum wage and paid family leave. 

“Over 100 years after the ink dried on the home rule guarantee of the Ohio constitution, state lawmakers in the majority are threatening to upend the enduring principle of self-government enshrined in our state’s founding document. Locally elected officials and leaders on the ground in their communities have the best perspective on what’s important to their neighbors and constituents, not professional politicians in Columbus.” –State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron)

The last-minute power grab comes as Toledo and Grove City pursue local ordinances banning puppy mill sales, and Cleveland and other metropolitan areas study local ordinances to raise wages and benefits within city limits.

 
 
 
 

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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