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
House Session
House Session
 Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
 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
 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
 

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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01.03.17 - Cera Sworn In To Represent 96th Ohio House District

 

With family by his side, Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) was sworn in as state representative for the 96th house District today by House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn. Cera, the longest serving member of the House Democratic Caucus, returned to the Statehouse today to officially begin the 132nd General Assembly.

“It is an honor to return to the Statehouse to continue fighting for good paying jobs, quality schools and more opportunity for our community,” said Cera. “We have made progress, but more work needs to be done to ensure eastern Ohioans aren’t overlooked when it comes to state investments and economic growth.” 

 
 

12.14.16 - Representative Cera Recognizes Historic Appalachian Region Landmarks

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today joined other elected officials from Ohio's Appalachian region at the 6th annual Appalachia Ohio Heritage Statehouse Luncheon to honor landmarks that highlight local Appalachian history and culture. Rep. Cera presented commendations to both Quaker Meeting House of Mt. Pleasant and Ohio River Ferry Boat Festival at the event.

 
 

12.08.16 - Cera Memorial Highway Legislation Heads To Governor's Desk

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced that legislation honoring two fallen World War II heroes from Belmont County will soon be signed into law. Originally introduced as House Bill 584, Cera’s legislation to name portions of I-70 in Belmont County posthumously in honor of two local Medal of Honor recipients was rolled into Senate Bill 207, a separate road naming bill that passed the General Assembly today.

Cera’s legislation honors two Eastern Ohio soldiers, Sergeant Sylvester Antolak and Sergeant Emile DeLeau, Jr., who bravely fought in World War II and received America’s highest military honor for their acts of valor. According to Rep. Cera, Dick Stobbs, a decorated Vietnam veteran and member of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, contacted his office with the idea to honor these Medal of Honor recipients. 

 
 

12.08.16 - Cera: Ohio Finally Joins Majority Of States To Extend Cancer Protection To Firefighters

 

House Democratic lawmakers today heralded the passage of Senate Bill 27, legislation to ensure firefighters disabled by cancer as a result of their hazardous line of work are eligible for benefits from the workers’ compensation fund and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

“How many of us would be brave enough to run into a fire instead of away from it? Firefighters risk their safety every day in order to protect their neighbors and their community, so it is only right that we have their back in times of medical need,” said Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire). “This legislation is a long overdue reform that will assist the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day.”

Research conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found that firefighters show higher rates of certain types of cancer than the general U.S. population as a result of occupational exposure. The study also found that the chance of a lunch cancer diagnosis or death for a firefighter increases with the amount of time spent at fires, while the chance of leukemia death increases with the number of fire runs.   

 
 
 
 

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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 : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term