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

08.26.16 - Rep. Boccieri On Lochte: Brazil Must Honor U.S. Laws Before We Acknowledge Theirs

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) said today that the recent events surrounding Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s charge of falsely reporting a crime illustrate inconsistencies in U.S. –  Brazilian relations. Yesterday, Brazil announced it was summoning the 12-time Olympic medalist back to Rio for legal processing after Lochte lied about the details of an altercation he had with police the morning of August 14 at a local gas station. 

“Lochte's actions were juvenile,” Rep. Boccieri said. “What he did at that gas station doesn't represent the values we expect from our Olympic ambassadors. But Brazil has some nerve to summon one of our athletes when they are harboring a known fugitive who killed a decorated Air Force Pilot.” 

 
 

08.23.16 - Boccieri: Decision To Derail Charter School Sponsor Evaluation Rules Is Attempt To Avoid Accountability

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today expressed his disappointment in Republican legislators’ decision to reject a key charter school sponsor evaluation rule that came before the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) yesterday. By delaying the rule’s implementation, the lawmakers may have threatened schools’ eligibility for $71 million in federal grant money that was predicated on the promise of a working sponsor evaluation system in Ohio.

“If we’re serious about making sure our students receive the high quality education they deserve, we can’t delay implementing crucial accountability checks like sponsor evaluations for an uncertain period of time,” said Rep. Boccieri. “We have waited long enough for struggling charter schools to meet reasonable standards of quality. We can’t afford to jeopardize funding that could help us make the progress we so desperately need.”

 
 

08.08.16 - Rep. Boccieri: Sebring And Warren Demonstrate Failures Of Public Notification On Lead

 

In the wake of Sunday's Vindicator article illustrating epic failures by the State of Ohio's enforcement arm for public notification during crises of drinking water contamination, State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) called for full reform of the whole process.  

Documents recently released by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed that the agency failed in its attempts to get local officials in Warren to properly notify the media during a 2008 public health crisis in the city.

 
 

08.05.16 - Boccieri Urges State To Release Federal Zika Funding Directly To Local Communities

 

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today urged the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to distribute the $1 million in Zika funding received from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directly to local communities. With the funding was awarded this week, Boccieri remains concerned about information from local boards of health indicating the Department intends to keep these resources for state-led efforts instead of distributing it to local communities.

“I’m glad to see Ohio getting some support to combat this virus, but this money has to get to the local communities,” Boccieri said. “The state already maintains disaster readiness funds for statewide efforts, but local health departments are the first responders here and throughout Ohio. Communities need this funding to build mosquito control plans and implement active aerial sprays locally. For the state to keep this money is to defy the intent of CDC’s grant, which was meant to bolster not only states, but more importantly, local communities’ ability to prepare for, prevent and respond to Zika.”

 
 
 

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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