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 with his family in the Statehouse
Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
 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 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 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 ResourcesPublic UtilitiesState Government
 
 
 
 
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

12.01.16 - Boccieri Continues Efforts To Save Woodside Lake Property After Auction Is Delayed

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today pledged to continue his efforts to help prevent a dam breach and lake draining at Woodside Lake in Austintown. The parcel was initially up for public auction yesterday, but the county auditor’s office decided to remove it from the listing after hearing from state representatives and the public. If the property failed to sell at the auction, the lake – a precious natural gem for the surrounding community – would have been completely drained. 

“I am encouraged that we were able to get the auction on this property pushed back,” Rep. Boccieri said. “This gives us more time to work with all parties to achieve the best possible outcome, one that gives our local community the means to apply for grants that would fund the dam’s repair.” 

 
 

11.30.16 - Ohio House Hears Boccieri's Bill Requiring Domestic Steel In Schools

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) announced House Bill (HB) 558, legislation from May requiring public schools to use U.S. steel for all campus construction, received a first hearing in the House State Government Committee today. The bill, co-sponsored by state Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain), would ensure that the steel used in all schools receiving public money is reliable and not prone to unsafe corrosion. 

“This bill was inspired by the tragic lead contamination crisis we had in Sebring earlier this year,” Boccieri explained. “The middle school in my district found to have highly unsafe lead levels had water fountain pipes visibly corroded with lead that were made in China. I believe that in choosing to use defective foreign steel for critical infrastructure that serves young students and affects their daily health, we were not doing all we could to ensure the safety of our children.” 

 
 

11.29.16 - Boccieri's Park Board Bill Receives First Hearing In Ohio House

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today announced that legislation he introduced in May to alter the appointment process for MetroPark board members received its first hearing in the House Local Government Committee this morning. House Bill (HB) 561, co-sponsored by State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent), would require probate judges to engage and seek input from citizens’ groups when making appointments to park district boards. It would also transfer appointment authority from probate judges to county commissioners for any additional board members that are selected beyond the initial three members.

“I am happy to see that HB 561 was granted the first hearing it deserves,” Boccieri said. “This legislation will improve the accountability of MetroPark boards by taking into account the fact that probate judges, as the board appointing authority, cannot be out in front on controversial issues because they’re bound by judicial restraint. Transferring some appointment authority to county commissioners will improve the transparency of these boards.”

 
 

11.09.16 - Boccieri Expresses Support For Bill Allowing Ballot Selfies

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today expressed his support for House Bill 609, legislation sponsored by state Reps. Niraj Antani and Mike Duffey that would lift the prohibition on taking a photograph of a marked ballot and sharing it publicly. Taking voting selfies would currently be considered a felony of the fifth degree, which Boccieri noted is far too serious a consequence for such an expression of free speech.

“I sincerely hope that this bill will be passed and enacted because I think people should be allowed to share pictures of their ballots freely. The current penalty for this is incredibly overblown,” Boccieri said. “For example, my opponent this year shared a picture of his ballot on his Facebook page and I honestly don’t think him, or anyone, should be faced with felony charges for posting their vote online.”

 
 
 

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Representative John 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 : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term