Rep. Cera with a small group of the Steubenville High School football team, Division IV State Champions
Rep. Cera with a small group of the Steubenville High School football team, Division IV State Champions
 Rep. Cera speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Cera speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. Cera (second from right) joins fellow members of the 131st General Assembly to take the oath of office
Rep. Cera (second from right) joins fellow members of the 131st General Assembly to take the oath of office
Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
 Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
 Rep. Cera signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Cera signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
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House Session
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 Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
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State Representative Jack Cera, a native of Bellaire, Ohio (Belmont County) was tapped to serve the people of Eastern Ohio in the Ohio House of Representatives in December 2011.

 

Cera serves House District 96, which includes the citizens of Monroe County, Jefferson County and parts of Belmont County.


Representative Cera is a strong voice at the Statehouse, advocating for better jobs, increased economic opportunity, local community development, good schools, health care, and Ohio's working families and elderly.

 
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Representative Cera Serves In the Following Committees :

 
 
 
 

01.08.19 - Rep. Cera Takes Final Oath Of Office

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) officially took the oath of office on Monday, marking the beginning of his final two-year term in the Ohio House of Representatives. Cera, the longest serving member of the House Democratic Caucus, said he is honored to return to the Ohio House for his final term in office. He will be unable to run for re-election in 2020 due to term limits.  

 
 

12.17.18 - Cera Announces State Funding For Monroe County Agriculture Education Complex

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the release of $100,000 in funding for the new Monroe County Agricultural Education Complex. Monday’s meeting of the state Controlling Board, on which Rep. Cera serves, gave final approval for the funding.

 
 

12.14.18 - Cera Supports Stronger Penalties For Theft In Office, Encourages Added Focus On Whistleblower Protections

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) early this morning responded to the passage of Senate Bill 268, a bill increasing penalties for theft in public office. The Bellaire lawmaker supported the bill, but noted the lack of state laws that protect state employees who come forward to report wrongdoing and corruption to authorities.

 

“Corruption has no place in government. Over the last year, we’ve seen pay-to-play schemes, FBI investigations and the misuse of taxpayer money to line the pockets of political friends. Ohio taxpayers deserve better,” said Cera. “We need to hold elected officials accountable. That’s why I support this bill, but I also support protections for those who expose wrongdoing and corruption in state offices.”

 

In the last year, employees vocalized problems with the Department of Administrative Service’s rigged, no-bid IT contract scheme that saw tens of millions in misspent taxpayer dollars handed out with little to no oversight. DAS officials even investigated an employee who tried to blow the whistle on the alleged schemes.

 

Today, the state inspector general released a report on the incidents showing a much deeper pattern of taxpayer abuse.

 
 

12.06.18 - Cera Commends Passage Of Tax Bill That Includes Feminine Hygiene Product Exemption

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 545 through the Ohio House. Cosponsored by Rep. Cera, HB 545 eliminates the state sales tax for feminine hygiene products. 

 
 
 
 

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Representative Jack Cera
District 96
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-3735
Fax      (614) 719-6995
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Hometown : Bellaire
Party : Democrat
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