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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Rep. Johnson speaks against the 6-week abortion ban

12.01.16 - State Stands On Shaky Legal Ground To Shutter Women's Health Clinic

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) condemned the decision today by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to revoke the operating license for the Women’s Medical Center of Dayton. The state says the health care facility didn’t qualify for a variance from a 2013 Ohio transfer agreement restriction – a hurdle that has been struck down twice as unconstitutional by Ohio courts. Similar restrictions were also ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Attorney General Mike DeWine is currently appealing the latest Ohio court order. 

“Not only is the state of Ohio acting on likely-unconstitutional laws, but in doing so it is jeopardizing the heath and safety of Ohio women for political gain,” said Johnson. “The Administration is also unilaterally and arbitrarily inventing new rules on the fly to thwart doctors and clinics who continue to meet Ohio’s restrictive laws. My colleagues and I have introduced legislation to eliminate the medically unnecessary transfer agreement and prevent the harassment against physicians, like those in Dayton. While we are forced to wait for action on these bills, Ohioans are losing access to yet another safe, medical facility to receive the care they need.” 

 
 

11.29.16 - Johnson, Sykes Celebrate The RubberDucks 2016 Eastern League Championship Title

 

State Reps. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) and Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today applauded the adoption of House Resolution (HR) 534, legislation honoring the Akron RubberDucks as the 2016 Eastern League Champions. The Akron RubberDucks, Double-A affiliates of the Cleveland Indians, won the organization’s fifth championship title this past September by defeating the Trenton Thunder 2-1. 

“As a long-time resident of the city of Akron, it is with great pride that I stand before my colleagues to recognize the RubberDucks for an outstanding season,” said Johnson. “This has been an incredible year for Northeast Ohio sports, and we must include the RubberDucks on our list of remarkable Ohio athletes. This team has repeatedly displayed not only athletic prowess, but a dedication to the people of Akron and the entire state of Ohio. Therefore, it is more than fitting for the House of Representatives to honor these extraordinary citizen-athletes and front office staff for their skill, sportsmanship, and outstanding success.” 

 
 

11.10.16 - Johnson Looks To Expand Opportunity To Honor Ohio Veterans

 

In advance of Veterans Day, State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today introduced legislation to honor Ohio’s dedicated veterans by creating a specialty license plate for those who served in multiple military zones or operations.

“I have many constituents, friends and neighbors who humbly and selflessly served our nation during more than one military conflict,” says Johnson, member of the House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Public Safety Committee. “Ohio license plates have long served as proud displays of honor, memorializing the sacrifices of the brave men and women in our military. Making this simple change to Ohio law is a small gesture to more fully honor American patriots who have given so much.”

 
 

10.17.16 - Johnson Commends Summit County Passage Of Paid Parental Leave Program

 

State Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) today applauded Summit County Council’s vote in support of legislation giving county employees six weeks paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. Currently, county employees must exhaust all their sick and vacation benefits before tapping into the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows for up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave. The city of Dayton became the first Ohio city to pass a paid parental leave measure roughly one year ago, but with today’s vote Summit County becomes the first county in the state to offer paid parental leave to its employees.

“I am incredibly proud to serve in Summit County – the first county in Ohio to vote to implement paid parental leave,” said Johnson. “Allowing mothers and fathers to spend more time with their newborn children without worrying about falling behind financially will positively impact our families and communities. Providing paid parental leave is the responsible thing to do in a modern, industrialized nation, and it is also the right choice to remain competitive in attracting new workers. Seeing local communities step up to address this issue is incredibly encouraging and I look forward to continuing the push for paid family leave at the state level.

 
 
 
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