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
 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
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House Session
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 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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 Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
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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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11.17.16 - Cera Announces $400K For Belmont County Reclamation Project

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) this week led the Council on Unreclaimed Strip Mined Lands (CURSML) to approve $400,000 for the Linn Tipple Gob Pile Reclamation project. The gob pile, located in Washington Township, consists of 7.7 acres of barren abandoned coal mine waste material and is upslope of an active rail line. 

“This sound investment from the state will keep acid mine drainage from entering the watershed,” said Cera. “The cut and fill earthwork and grading included in the project cost will help divert drainage and keep State Route 148 roadways and culverts open for traffic.” 

 
 

10.07.16 - Cera Honors Belmont County Heroes With Memorial Highway Bill

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) joined local veterans today at the Belmont County Veterans Services Agency to announce the introduction of House Bill 584, legislation to name portions of I-70 in Belmont County posthumously in honor of two local Medal of Honor recipients. 

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. 

“These two American heroes went above and beyond the call of duty. They put themselves in harm’s way to protect human life and advance freedom, liberty and democracy across the globe,” said Cera.

 
 

09.27.16 - Rep. Cera: State Funding To Assist North Bellaire's Industrial Park Helps Create Local Jobs

 

State Representative Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) recently announced the State Controlling Board approved $150,000 in funding for the Belmont County Port Authority to assist efforts in the expansion at North Bellaire’s Industrial Park. The state dollars are provided through The Roadwork Development Grant administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

 
 

09.16.16 - Cera: Don't Be Discouraged By New State Grade Cards For Local Schools

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today encouraged local education leaders and parents to avoid reading too much into new state report cards for local school districts. School districts across the state Thursday received report cards under a new testing system.

“Schools once again are forced to adjust to the ever-changing education policies that come out of Columbus,” said Cera. “Just as teachers, administrators, students and parents figure out the last round of standards, Columbus is putting a new system in place, and it is frustrating to say the least. But, we cannot be discouraged by a new state website with flawed letter grades. In many classrooms throughout our community, we know our kids and teachers are making progress, much of which can’t be measured by bureaucrats in Columbus or a test vendor in Washington.”

Over the past three years, the state has changed testing vendors and methods three times, leaving local districts with a constantly changing evaluation system for student achievement.

 

 
 
 
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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Leadership Position : Assistant Minority Whip
Hometown : Bellaire
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term