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
House Session
House Session
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House Session
 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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11.12.18 - Cera: Right To Work Is Wrong For Ohio

 

In response to a scheduled Ohio House committee hearing tomorrow on House Bill 53, legislation to make Ohio a so-called “Right to Work” state for first responders, teachers, nurses and other public employees, Democratic House Finance Committee lead Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) issued the following statement:

“Right to work is wrong for Ohio because it puts our first responders last for safety gear, fair pay and healthcare protections for on-the-job injuries. States that have so-called “right to work” restrictions have more deaths on the job, lower wages and less healthcare.

“Ohioans shouldn’t be held hostage by an extreme and dangerous political agenda at their Statehouse. Elected officials need to put politics aside and refocus our efforts on reforms that will grow our economy, protect healthcare and give people the tools they need for a better life. Right to work is wrong for working families, wrong for the middle class and wrong for Ohio.”

 
 

10.15.18 - Cera Announces 1.1 Million In Funds For Belmont Correctional Institution

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today reported the authorization of over $1.1 million in state funds for construction at the Belmont Correctional Institution (BCI). The state Controlling Board, on which Rep. Cera serves, approved the project.

 
 

10.05.18 - Lawmakers To Honor First African American MLB Player On "Fleetwood Walker Day" At Mural Unveiling

 

State Reps. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire), David Leland (D-Columbus) and Thomas West (D-Canton) will deliver remarks in a mural dedication ceremony honoring the nation’s first professional African American baseball player, Moses Fleetwood Walker, on Sunday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m. in Steubenville. Legislation sponsored by the lawmakers designating October 7, Walker’s birthday, as “Moses Fleetwood Walker Day” in the state of Ohio was signed into law last year.

“Walker’s life story is a perfect example of how we must continue working together to create a world in which everyone has the opportunity to reach their God-given potential,” said Cera. “I’m glad that Jefferson County is memorializing such a gifted athlete and brave American.”

Walker began his professional baseball career with the Toledo Blue Stockings in 1883, but his career was cut short in 1889 when both the American Association and the National League unofficially banned African American players. It was not until 1947 when the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson finally broke the color barrier.

 
 

09.20.18 - Cera: Upcoming National Hunting And Fishing Day Celebrates Ohio Sportsmen And Women

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced that this Saturday, September 22, marks the 46th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day.

“The taxes and fees paid by sportsmen and women benefit all Ohioans,” said Cera, co-chair of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. “Improved access to public lands, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife research, hunter education, and many other projects are made possible through these generous contributions. This holiday is a reminder of the far-reaching benefits these projects and activities provide, both to the sportsmen and women who enjoy them, and our state as a whole.”

 
 
 
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