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

08.23.16 - Johnson Applauds Cleveland Suit Against State For Local Hiring Ban

 

The highest ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee, state Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron), today released the following statement applauding The City of Cleveland’s decision to sue the state to challenge Republican-led legislation that prevents local communities from setting hiring standards on publicly finance projects – a possible violation of Ohio’s “home rule” guarantee in the state constitution:

“Our state’s founding document maintains a fundamental guarantee from the state to local communities that protects the liberty and freedom of local decision making. The local hiring ban ignores our constitution, and casts aside decades of work in communities like Cleveland, Akron and Cincinnati that made it possible to lift up urban communities through equal employment opportunities.”

 

 

 

 
 

08.22.16 - GOP Lawmakers Derail Statewide Charter School Accountability Standards

 

Republican lawmakers today used procedural tactics on a little-known administrative rulemaking panel to derail new rules that would have given the state authority to close the poorest performing, for-profit charter schools in Ohio this year. The rules, proposed by the Ohio Department of Education, stem from the legislature’s near-unanimous approval of the much-lauded House Bill 2 in February.

“This is a clear case of Republican charter school industry allies doing everything in their power to derail, disrupt and delay new reforms that would help hold charter schools to a reasonable standard of achievement,” said Rep. Greta Johnson, a Democratic Akron legislator on the state rulemaking panel. “It is incredibly frustrating that higher standards born out of bipartisan, statewide consensus can be derailed by legislators who are closely aligned with these failing schools.”

 
 

08.12.16 - Rep. Johnson Applauds Federal Ruling In Favor Of Planned Parenthood

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today commended the decision of U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett to block Ohio’s effort to divert public funds from Planned Parenthood. Judge Barrett, former Chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party, declared in his ruling that Planned Parenthood would face “irreparable injury” should Ohio enforce its recent law prohibiting grants from the Ohio Department of Health to be awarded to any agency that performs abortions— regardless of the use of funds.

“Federal courts have proven time and time again that the politically-motivated restrictions on reproductive healthcare and abortion providers in this state violate the basic principles of freedom and privacy instrumental to the American dream,” says Johnson. 

 
 

08.01.16 - Akron Officials Remember Late Summit County Executive As Dedicated Public Servant

 

State Reps. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today offered their condolences following the passing of Summit County Executive Russ Pry. Pry’s death comes just two days after announcing that he would not seek re-election due to ongoing health issues.

 
 
 
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