Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
Rep. Boccieri with his family in the Statehouse
 Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
 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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11.18.15 - Terrorists, Guns And The "War On Women" At The Statehouse


The General Assembly voted yesterday on controversial measures that ranged from the Syrian Refugee crisis to the contentious defunding of Planned Parenthood: HCR 31 urged President Obama to halt the settlement of Syrian refugees in Ohio and the U.S. at large; HB 294 banned state and federal funds from being used for Planned Parenthood’s various healthcare services; and HB 48 expanded concealed carry laws to universities, day-care centers, airports, aircraft, certain government facilities, police stations and school safety zones. 


11.06.15 - Rep. Boccieri: It's Time To Get Serious About Congressional Redistricting


State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today expressed fundamental disagreement with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s assessment of congressional redistricting reform. The Plain Dealer yesterday quoted Secretary Husted as claiming that “the congressional delegation in the end will have the call on whether or not [congressional redistricting] will happen. I don't believe that the legislature would ever force something on them that they would not accept.”


10.27.15 - Rep. Boccieri Applauds Increase In State Funding To Local School Districts


State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) applauded today’s passage of Senate Bill 208 (SB 208), which restores funding to local school districts by reinstating the majority of tangible personal property (TPP) tax reimbursements. Governor Kasich previously vetoed TPP reimbursements for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 in the biennial budget this past June, a move that left many districts struggling to make ends meet. SB 208, however, restores all but four percent of FY 2015 funding for districts that were set to lose state money. 


09.30.15 - Boccieri Appointed To Fill 59th House District Vacancy


The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today announced former state legislator and U.S. Congressman John Boccieri was sworn-in to represent citizens of the 59th House district. The return to the statehouse marks a full circle for the Poland lawmaker, who began his political career in the Ohio House in 2001 before quickly ascending to the Ohio Senate and then the U.S. Congress.

“It is an honor to again have the opportunity to serve my community and work alongside the dedicated public servants in the Ohio House,” Boccieri said. “I am committed to working toward practical solutions that expand economic opportunities for families in the Mahoning Valley and across Ohio.”

A screening committee led by Caucus Dean Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) and including Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Kevin Boyce (D-Columbus), Debbie Phillips (D-Albany) and John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) considered three candidates to fill the vacancy. 

“All three candidates impressed the screening committee with their commitment to public service and dedication to fighting for middle class values,” said Cera. “Ultimately, Rep. Boccieri’s extensive public service experience and the recommendation by local Mahoning County leaders contributed to our decision. I am confident we made the right choice and look forward to working with Rep. Boccieri.”

Former Boardman Township Trustee Robin Gallito and Boardman School Board member John Landers were also considered for the seat.

“John’s experience and perspective will be an immeasurable asset to our caucus,” said Minority Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton). “During his time in Columbus and in our nation’s capital, he built a track record of consistently working to improve the quality of life for Ohio families. We are excited to have Rep. Boccieri on board.”

Boccieri previously served in the Ohio House from 2001-2006 and the Ohio Senate from 2007-2008. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009-2011. 


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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
Elected Experience :

U.S. Congressman (2009-2011)

State Senator (2007-2008)

State Representative (2001-2006)

Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term