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 Utilities
 
 
 
 
Rep. Boccieri discusses Sebring water crisis and legislation to prevent similar issues in the future.

02.05.16 - Rep. Boccieri: $5M Budget Request To Relocate Cleveland Browns Training Site A Case Of "misplaced Priorities"

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today denounced a $5 million capital budget request to relocate a practice facility for the Cleveland Browns as a poor allocation of taxpayer dollars. The merit of the proposal from the Columbus Partnership pales in comparison to the importance of guaranteeing the health and safety of Sebring, Ohio residents after their water was found to be contaminated with lead, Boccieri argues. 

 
 

02.02.16 - Boccieri : Ohio EPA Must Come Clean On Sebring Water Crisis Timeline

 

State Rep. John Boccieri today wrote to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) regarding outstanding concerns over when the agency claims it first learned of test results revealing water contamination in Sebring, Ohio. Boccieri's office recently received documentation from the state's water testing vendor, Ream and Haagar Environmental Lab, that confirms the vendor first notified the Ohio EPA in August of test results showing elevated lead levels in Sebring's water.

 
 

02.01.16 - Rep. Boccieri Puts Forward Stronger Drinking Water Notification Standards To Protect Public Health

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today announced legislation to establish clear standards for water testing and public notification procedures in cases of lead contamination. The legislation comes in the midst of the Sebring water crisis, in which records have revealed that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to notify residents of Sebring, Ohio that area water had higher-than-normal levels of lead for almost five months.

 
 

01.28.16 - Ohio Lawmaker Calls For State EPA Director Subpoena In Sebring Water Crisis

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today called on the Ohio House of Representatives to subpoena Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler to answer questions relating to the state’s failure to protect the public for some six months after toxic drinking water was found in Sebring and Beloit, Ohio.

The lawmaker has repeatedly called on the director of the Ohio EPA to provide the public with answers to basic questions surrounding the renewal of water permits and sluggish communication that forced seniors, pregnant mothers and children to unknowingly drink water contaminated with copper and lead.

“We have received no answer to our repeated questions about steps taken by the EPA, which shares a moral and legal obligation to notify the public when such a crisis evolves, to remedy this crisis.” Boccieri wrote in the letter to Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger.

EPA Director Butler is Gov. John Kasich’s former policy advisor and was appointed by Gov. Kasich to the Ohio EPA after the former director resigned amid questions of improper political pressure on state water regulators.

A copy of the letter is attached with text available below: 

 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

HR 270     

Resolutions Cosponsor

HR 282     
 
 
 
 

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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