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 reaching across the aisle
Rep. Boccieri reaching across the aisle
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 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.

05.26.16 - Late-night Flurry Of Statehouse Activity To Affect Mahoning Valley Families

 

In a marathon legislative session late Wednesday, the General Assembly cleared over 40 bills just before midnight. From new lead contamination standards and money for Youngstown State University to rules restricting polling hours, Poland lawmaker John Boccieri says many of the bills will have a direct effect on Mahoning Valley residents. 

Bills the legislature sent to the governor’s desk Wednesday include: 

-Senate Bill (SB) 296, legislation that creates new restrictions on the process for an emergency extension of poll hours on Election Day. 

-House Bill (HB) 512, legislation to tighten lead contamination standards.

-HB 391, financial literacy legislation that contained a provision allocating $500,000 to the Ohio Youth Entrepreneur Program at Youngstown State University (YSU). 

Boccieri adamantly opposed SB 296, sponsored by Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), because it would require citizens to post a cash bond in an Ohio court to extend polling hours in the event of voting equipment failure, extreme weather delays or other circumstances beyond voters’ control. The price tag for access to the polls could run in the tens-of-thousands of dollars, with a small exception for citizens who can prove they are indigent and too poor to pay the new fee. 

“I believe this measure will eventually be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional,” Boccieri said. “Let’s be clear about what this really is – a poll tax. We want to make it easier for people to vote, not harder. Requiring citizens to post a bond to exercise their most basic right in our democracy when the unexpected occurs or an emergency strikes is fundamentally wrong and un-American.” 

 
 

05.24.16 - Public Officials Who Break The Law Could Lose Their Pensions Under Recently Passed House Bill

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today reiterated his call for comprehensive campaign finance reform while affirming his support for House Bill 284. The bill adds extortion, perjury, and certain federal offenses to the list of convictions that could cause an individual to lose public retirement system benefits. The House passed the legislation earlier this afternoon by a vote of 88-2.  

 
 

05.19.16 - Boccieri Affirms Support For Resolution To Have Commission Set Lawmakers' Salaries

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today affirmed his support for Senate President Keith Faber’s (R-Celina) proposed constitutional amendment to create an appointed commission that would vote every two years on salary adjustments for elected officials. Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 1, which is intended to eliminate politicians’ authority to set their own salaries, had its fifth hearing in the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee Wednesday. 

“An independent commission is better suited to determine legislators' salaries,” Boccieri said. “Even though the Ohio Constitution allows legislators to set their own salary, the process should be more analytical than political. I support allowing voters to decide if this process is better in the hands of a commission or politicians.” 

 
 

05.18.16 - Boccieri: Lake Milton Dam To Benefit From $2 Million Upgrade

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today announced the state will invest over $2 million in dam repairs at three Ohio state parks, including Lake Milton State Park in Mahoning County. The state project will help bring the earthen embankment, concrete spillway and lake drain system at Lake Milton Dam into compliance with Ohio dam safety laws and rules. 

“Lake Milton is a recreational treasure for Milton Township and the surrounding area, as well as a crucial part of the Mahoning River’s water infrastructure,” said Boccieri. “These repairs will ensure that this dam is brought into compliance with state safety laws and that it remains a stable system for years to come.”

 
 
 

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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