Rep. Boccieri speaks to Jackson-Milton middle schoolers in uniform as a part of their Veterans Day Assembly
Rep. Boccieri speaks to Jackson-Milton middle schoolers in uniform as a part of their Veterans Day Assembly
 Rep. Boccieri with House and Senate Minority Leaders at a press conference outlining Democratic economic policy priorities
Rep. Boccieri with House and Senate Minority Leaders at a press conference outlining Democratic economic policy priorities
 Boccieri answers questions about state issues from residents at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community
Boccieri answers questions about state issues from residents at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community
Rep. Boccieri recognizes Austintown Fitch's Falco Tech FIRST Robotics Team.
Rep. Boccieri recognizes Austintown Fitch's Falco Tech FIRST Robotics Team.
 Rep. Boccieri stands with members of Canfield's For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Team.
Rep. Boccieri stands with members of Canfield's For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Team.
 Rep. Boccieri speaking to members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors
Rep. Boccieri speaking to members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors
Rep. Boccieri with members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors
Rep. Boccieri with members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors
 
 Rep. Boccieri with Rep. Leland in front of a slab of million-year old ice taken from Mount Kilimanjaro at The Ohio State University Byrd and Climate Research Center
Rep. Boccieri with Rep. Leland in front of a slab of million-year old ice taken from Mount Kilimanjaro at The Ohio State University Byrd and Climate Research Center
Rep. Boccieri rising in support of HB 173, which allows Veteran Identification Cards to be issued to all Ohio veterans
Rep. Boccieri rising in support of HB 173, which allows Veteran Identification Cards to be issued to all Ohio veterans
 Rep. Boccieri speaking on behalf of a bill during House Session
Rep. Boccieri speaking on behalf of a bill during House Session
 Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
Rep. Boccieri stands with 2015-2016 Mahoning County 4-H King and Queen winners Scott Erb and Shannon Marshburn at the Canfield Library Ribbon Cutting on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri stands with 2015-2016 Mahoning County 4-H King and Queen winners Scott Erb and Shannon Marshburn at the Canfield Library Ribbon Cutting on January 30, 2016.
 Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
 Rep. Boccieri with representatives from Students Motivated by the ARTS (SMARTS) at the community art school's ribbon cutting ceremony
Rep. Boccieri with representatives from Students Motivated by the ARTS (SMARTS) at the community art school's ribbon cutting ceremony
Rep. Boccieri joins the Canfield community to celebrate the opening of its new public library branch on January 30, 2016.
Rep. Boccieri joins the Canfield community to celebrate the opening of its new public library branch on January 30, 2016.
 Rep. Boccieri speaking on the House floor
Rep. Boccieri speaking on the House floor
 
 

John Boccieri is a veteran, former U.S. congressman and state senator, who currently represents Ohio’s 59th House district in the state legislature, covering most of Mahoning County.

Throughout his years of public service, Rep. Boccieri has fought to bring middle-class jobs back to his local community by sponsoring legislation to support small businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and grow the economy. Rep. Boccieri values diverse opinions and is committed to working across the aisle to address the most important issues facing Ohio families.

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Representative Boccieri Serves In the Following Committees :

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02.20.18 - Mahoning Valley Meets Central Ohio For First Drive-In Event

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) as well as other members of the delegation are set to meet with members from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber during the organization’s Columbus Drive-In event Representing Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Columbus. Nearly eighty-two local business leaders and local government officials in the region are scheduled to arrive early morning Wednesday to begin a day of networking and advocacy.

The group will convene at the historic Ohio Theatre to advance important issues that impact economic development and quality of life in the Valley Region.  State lawmakers worked closely with Chamber officials to coordinate select meetings with staff from the Governor's Office as well as Legislative leaders in the General Assembly.

“This trip to Columbus can pay huge dividends after State Legislative Leaders see the community support behind the Valley," Rep Boccieri said. "I think community leaders will see we've generated strong momentum for our region, each of the Valley Lawmakers have sponsored legislation that will improve the lives of families back home.”

The business delegation from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber included Jim Tressel, Youngstown State University President, Doug Matheney, Special Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Fossil Energy, Darrell Rowland, Columbus Dispatch Public Affairs Editor, and Ohio Oil and Gas Association Executive Vice President Matt Hammond.

The group will continue to advance their policy priorities and initiatives on the federal level in a Fly-in to Washington D.C. this summer. 

 
 

02.06.18 - Redistricting Plan Is An Indictment Of Present Day Politics

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) issued the following statement on the Redistricting proposal voted out of the General Assembly today:

 
 

01.31.18 - Ohio House Passes Bill To Protect Judges In Wake Of Shooting By Father Of YSU Football Player Convicted Of Rape

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today applauded the passage of House Bill 341, which would allow judges’ residential and familial information to be exempt from public records law. The bill comes in the wake of the shooting of a Jefferson County judge who delivered a 10-month juvenile prison sentence to Ma’Lik Richmond, a Youngstown State University football player convicted of rape in 2013. The player’s father shot the judge last year outside of a county courthouse. 

 
 

01.24.18 - Boccieri Pans GOP Redistricting Plan

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today panned the congressional redistricting proposal introduced this week by Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima). Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 5 removes public input from the redistricting process by eliminating the option of a citizen referendum, and retains a partisan advantage for the party in control of the state legislature.

“Taking the public out of the equation creates a rigged system that’s worse that what we currently have in place,” Boccieri said. “We should have the people picking their elected officials, not politicians picking who they want to represent."

SJR 5 tasks the General Assembly with drawing a map for congressional districts. The plan must be approved with a three-fifths majority of lawmakers, including one third of the minority party. Should the body fail to approve the plan, the job is transferred to the existing Ohio Redistricting Commission. The Commission’s plan must garner support from at least two minority party commission members. If two minority members consent, the map is valid for 10 years. If not, the map is only valid for four years before the process restarts. However, a four-year map could become a 10-year map with approval from the General Assembly.

“To suggest that a partisan group is the best choice to draw political maps is just insane. We’ve seen in cases across the country that partisan groups draw these districts to their advantage,” said Boccieri.

In addition to likely being unsuccessful in preventing gerrymandering, the resolution does not require the Governor’s signature because it is not a bill, eliminating yet another check on the fairness of the maps.

 
 
 

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Representative John A. Boccieri
District 59
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614)-466-6107
Fax      (614) 719-3959
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Hometown : Poland
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term