Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
 Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
 House Session
House Session
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
 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
 House Session
House Session
House Session
House Session
 House Session
House Session
 Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
 

State Representative Jack Cera, a native of Bellaire, Ohio (Belmont County) first served in the Ohio General Assembly from 1983-1996.  At that time, he represented Ohio House District 99, which encompassed Belmont, Monroe, Noble, and the northern part of Washington Counties.  He returned to the legislature in 2011 when he was appointed to serve as the State Representative of then House District 95.  With redistricting taking effect in 2012, he now represents Ohio House District 96, which includes all of Jefferson County, all of Monroe County, and portions of Belmont County.

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10.19.17 - Cera Approves Close To A Half-million In Funding For Local Job Training, Development

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) this week approved $422,258 to support joint ventures between local colleges and local businesses that help taxpayers earn the skills and qualifications needed for good jobs in in-demand fields. The Eastern Ohio lawmaker voted for the funding at Monday’s meeting of the state Controlling Board, the state spending oversight panel on which Cera serves as one of six legislative members.

“Investing in the skills and talents of working people in our community results in higher wages, better jobs and greater opportunity for our region as a whole,” said Cera. “With this kind of strategic approach, we’re not just better positioned for the future, but we’re meeting workers where they’re at now, transitioning from jobs to good-paying careers that can sustain a family and let people plan for their future.”

Belmont College received $279,775 for its regionally aligned health care and energy industries program and Eastern Gateway Community College received $142,483 for its manufacturing and energy industries program through the state’s RAPIDS (Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills) program. The program supports education and skill training of workers and students for in-demand industries.

 

 
 

10.12.17 - Rep. Jack Cera Supports Tax Change For Veterans' Organizations

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 24, which unanimously passed the House Wednesday. HB 24 benefits veterans’ organizations by modifying property tax exemptions under Ohio law.

 
 

10.03.17 - Cera Named To Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Working Group

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today was named to a four-member, bipartisan panel of state legislators to review and suggest reforms to the way Ohio draws districts for congressional seats. Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative in 2015 to reform redistricting for statehouse districts.

“Our Democracy is strongest when people feel like their vote counts, and that starts with putting an end to gerrymandering in Ohio,” said state Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire). “We expect a process that is open, transparent and accountable to all public voices, groups and citizens who want change and progress. We need to put our political differences aside and do right by those who sent us here.”

Four lawmakers, two Republicans and two Democrats, will review current congressional redistricting practices, gather input from the public and make recommendations to the General Assembly later this year. Any action state lawmakers take would need approval from the voters, and a proposal could be placed on the statewide ballot as early as next year.

“Throughout his time at the Statehouse, Rep. Cera has been a voice for fairness and accountability. His experience, knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to this group and to the taxpayers who want us to work together to deliver results,” said Minority Leader Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton).

Working group meetings are expected to be held as soon as this month, though official dates and times have yet to be released.

 
 

09.22.17 - Cera's Bill Honoring Vietnam Veterans Passes House Committee

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) yesterday gave sponsor testimony for House Bill (HB) 308, legislation to rename a portion of State Route 7 to “Ohio Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway” in honor of local Vietnam veterans.

“Being from East Ohio, I know firsthand the commitment and contribution many selfless individuals from our communities have made to our nation’s military,” said Cera. “In commemoration of their service, this legislation will honor upper Ohio Valley Vietnam veterans who fought and sacrificed greatly to ensure our safety and protect our freedom.”

 
 
 

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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
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term