Rep. Rogers sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Rogers sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
 Reps. Rogers and Bishoff
Reps. Rogers and Bishoff
 Rep. Rogers speaking at a news conference about "Restore Ohio" bill to address dilapidated infrastructure
Rep. Rogers speaking at a news conference about "Restore Ohio" bill to address dilapidated infrastructure
Reps. Rogers and Pelanda after the ceremonial bill signing for HB 164 of the 132nd General Assembly
Reps. Rogers and Pelanda after the ceremonial bill signing for HB 164 of the 132nd General Assembly
 Rep. Rogers speaking on legislation to restore cocaine penalties recently changed by Supreme Court Decision
Rep. Rogers speaking on legislation to restore cocaine penalties recently changed by Supreme Court Decision
 Rep. Rogers presents testimony before the Health and Aging Committee
Rep. Rogers presents testimony before the Health and Aging Committee
Rep. Rogers presents testimony before the Health and Aging Committee
Rep. Rogers presents testimony before the Health and Aging Committee
 Rep. Rogers with students from Willoughby Heights
Rep. Rogers with students from Willoughby Heights
 Rep. Rogers presents a Resolution to the Willoughby South Academic Team
Rep. Rogers presents a Resolution to the Willoughby South Academic Team
Rep. Rogers in opening session of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Rogers in opening session of the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Rogers speaks out against freezing energy standards in Ohio on the House Floor
Rep. Rogers speaks out against freezing energy standards in Ohio on the House Floor
 Rep. Rogers speaks at a press conference about the need to restore funding to local schools and communities
Rep. Rogers speaks at a press conference about the need to restore funding to local schools and communities
Rep. Rodgers urges colleagues to pass resolution recognizing Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day on the House Floor
Rep. Rodgers urges colleagues to pass resolution recognizing Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day on the House Floor
 Rep. Rogers presents testimony before the Health and Aging Committee
Rep. Rogers presents testimony before the Health and Aging Committee
 Rep. Rogers presents a Resolution to the Willoughby South Academic Team
Rep. Rogers presents a Resolution to the Willoughby South Academic Team
Reps. Rogers and Foley with Budget Director Ronnie Romito
Reps. Rogers and Foley with Budget Director Ronnie Romito
 Rep. Rogers speaks to a class of elementary school students on a field trip
Rep. Rogers speaks to a class of elementary school students on a field trip
 
 

John M. Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) currently serves as the State Representative for Ohio’s 60th House District, which includes the communities of Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Lakeline, Mentor-on-the-Lake, the City of Painesville, portions of Painesville Township, Timberlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby and Willowick. His committee assignments include Ways and Means, Public Utilities, the Local Government Innovation Fund Council and the Codification Committee in addition to serving  as the Ranking Minority Member on the Local Go...

 
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Representative Rogers Serves In the Following Committees :

Criminal JusticeFinancePublic UtilitiesFinance Subcommittee on TransportationWays and Means
 
 
 
 

03.24.17 - Rep. Rogers: State To Assist Willoughby Sewer Upgrade Project

 

State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today applauded a nearly $4.5 million low-interest loan from the Ohio EPA to the city of Willoughby. The state loan, awarded earlier this week, will fund an upgrade to Willoughby’s sewage system while also improving water quality in Lake Erie.

“The Ohio EPA loan to Willoughby is an example of how the state and local communities can work together to improve infrastructure while also protecting our environment,” said Rogers. “I am pleased to see the state work with the city to help complete this important project while preserving a tremendous resource.”

 
 

03.06.17 - Rogers Applauds Ohio Supreme Court On Restoring Cocaine Trafficking Penalties

 

State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today applauded the Ohio Supreme Court’s 5-2 decision reversal in State v. Gonzales, which will restore state penalties for cocaine trafficking. Rogers, along with Rep. Robert Cupp (R-Lima), sponsored House Bill (HB) 4, legislation recently passed by the House to restore the cocaine penalties invalidated by the court’s initial decision in this case. Rogers today indicated he still intends to pursue passage of HB 4 into law to bring greater clarity to state drug trafficking penalties. 

“I was delighted to learn today that the Ohio Supreme Court reversed their State v. Gonzales decision, effectively returning cocaine trafficking penalties to what the General Assembly intended,” said Rogers. “The court’s initial decision would have incentivized drug dealers to traffic large quantities of cocaine without risk of a higher penalty, jeopardizing the safety of communities all across Ohio.” 

 
 

02.15.17 - Bipartisan Bill To Crack Down On Cocaine Dealers Clears Ohio House

 

State Rep. John M. Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today hailed the unanimous House passage of House Bill (HB) 4, bipartisan legislation to restore cocaine penalties invalidated by a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision. Rogers is jointly sponsoring the legislation with former Ohio Supreme Court Justice-turned legislator Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Allen County). 

“If left unchecked, the recent Supreme Court ruling will open the floodgate for cocaine-related trafficking and could increase illicit cocaine usage, addiction, overdoses and drug-related violence in our communities,” said Rogers. “Today’s unanimous vote in the Ohio House is an important step towards keeping our communities safe by restoring the intent of the law and enabling law enforcement to indict drug-traffickers and prosecute their cases consistently.” 

 
 

02.08.17 - Rogers Pushes Bipartisan Bill To Crack Down On Cocaine Dealers

 

State Rep. John M. Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today testified in the House Criminal Justice Committee in support of House Bill (HB) 4, his legislation to restore cocaine penalties invalidated by a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision. Rogers is jointly sponsoring the legislation with former Ohio supreme Court Justice- turned legislator Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Allen County).

“Ohio’s recent court decision sets a new, dangerous trajectory for our state by allowing drug dealers to buy and sell more cocaine with reduced consequences,” said Rogers. “Instead of effectively handcuffing law enforcement from keeping dangerous drug dealers off our streets, I believe that we should be handcuffing the criminals who make our state and communities less safe with dangerous drugs.”

 
 
 

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Representative John M. Rogers
District 60
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-7251
Fax      (614) 719-3962
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Hometown : Mentor On The Lake
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term