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 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
 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
 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 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 and parts of Stark 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 :

Energy and Natural ResourcesInsurancePublic Utilities
 
 
 
 
Rep. Boccieri discusses Sebring water crisis and legislation to prevent similar issues in the future
Rep. Boccieri calls for a change in the selection of Ohio metro park board members after call for resignation of Mill Creek MetoParks Executive Director Aaron Young

08.15.17 - As School Bells Ring, Mahoning Valley Districts Find Less Help From State

 

While teachers prepare classrooms and cafeteria workers plan lunches ahead of the start of the new school year next week, many area schools will welcome new students but have fewer resources to dedicate to their education due to Republican budget cuts. 

Ten of Mahoning County’s 14 school districts saw their state share of instruction either slashed or flat-funded by Republicans in the Ohio Legislature in the recently-enacted state budget. The state’s two-year spending plan leaves 60 percent of school districts across the state with almost $1 billion less in funding over the next two years compared to 2009.  

“With the majority of our school districts experiencing budget cuts, these public funds must be going someplace other than the Valley,” Boccieri said. “The Legislature chose winners and losers in the state budget, and unfortunately failing, for-profit charter schools will continue to receive a tremendous amount of hard-earned taxpayer dollars. Republicans in Columbus fail to understand that when they cut public school district funding, they undermine our future.” 

 
 

08.01.17 - Boccieri Applauds Insurers For Stepping Up To Offer Coverage

 

As the highest-ranking Democrat on the Ohio House Insurance Committee, state Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today applauded Gov. John Kasich and five private insurance companies for taking action to protect vulnerable Ohioans in need of health care. Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Molina Health Care of Ohio and Paramount Health Care all recently announced plans to offer coverage next year in counties that otherwise would have been left without a health insurance marketplace. 

“Gov. Kasich has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in pushing back on Washington and some members of his own party to protect Medicaid and save critical elements of the Affordable Care Act,” Boccieri said. “It is refreshing to see people win without playing politics, and I applaud the governor for this success and any other time he makes decisions that are good for all of Ohio.” 

 
 

07.06.17 - Holiday Hangover Creates Chaos In The House

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today applauded the Ohio House’s decision not to override Gov. Kasich’s veto on the freeze on Medicaid expansion in the state budget. The rollback of protections was expected to result in over half a million Ohioans losing healthcare coverage within the first 18 months of the scheduled 2018 freeze.

“It would have been unconscionable to pull the rug out from under the working people who have just gained Medicaid healthcare coverage and struggle with daily pain and financial stress,” Boccieri said. “I am glad that the Legislature pressed pause on a straight-Medicaid freeze, but I remain concerned that we’re creating barriers to affordable healthcare access for working people in Ohio.”

 
 

06.14.17 - Boccieri Responds To News Of Baseball Shooting Near Capitol

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today responded to the news of unexpected gunfire at a congressional baseball practice outside Washington D.C. this morning, sending his prayers to the several wounded victims, including Louisiana Rep. and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the tragedy this morning in Alexandria,” Boccieri said. “I played in the charity game when I was in Congress and attended many baseball practices, so my heart goes out to everyone who was involved in the practice. Rep. Scalise and I came into Congress together and played in this game against one another. I pray for his health and speedy recovery.”

 
 
 

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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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Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term