Proven Leadership,
Making a Difference.
John will bring his proven record, depth of experience, and genuine care and concern for the communities and citizens of Lake County to the commissioner’s office, continuing his efforts to benefit the families who live and work in Lake County. Learn More about John arrow_downward John M. Rogers Elect John M. Rogers for
Lake County Commissioner:

Over 35 Years Public Service

John has dedicated over 35 years working for the communities, businesses, and families of Lake County and Ohio. He has produced positive results at all levels of his tenure in public service. He consistently demonstrates the ability to work with all facets of the public to solve issues and develop pro-active resolutions. He deeply understands the needs of our cities, local governments, and support services, drawing from his perspective and experience at both the state and local level as well as his business and legal expertise.

John was recognized in the 2018 & 2019 Sloopys, Capitol Letter’s cleveland.com annual awards for Ohio politics and government as one of the best policy developers, and one of the most bi-partisan legislators in state government. He is a true public servant who will continue to work tirelessly for the communities and citizens of Lake County as a Lake County Commissioner.

Ohio State Representative – 60th District – 2013-2020
Founder & Executive Director – Lake County Land Reutilization Corp. (Land Bank)
Mayor & Safety Director – Mentor on the Lake – 1993-2012
Deputy County Treasurer
Supervising Prosecuting Attorney Juvenile Court
Lake County Prosecuting Attorney
Small Business Owner

Proven Leadership

John is recognized as a high-volume policy legislator. His focus has been strengthening economic growth, local government funding, support for police officers, firefighters and military families, access to justice and healthcare, and protecting Lake Erie – all to enhance the overall quality of life for Lake County residents and all Ohioan’s.

Making a Difference

John has worked to bring funding back to Lake County, delivering over 19 million dollars in projects and grant monies targeting county infrastructure and improvement, along with local community programs. John’s bills also include tax deductions for post-secondary expenses and military families.

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Interview with John

John recently had a conversation with the Lake County Young Democrats, providing his thoughts on the questions they posed concerning his perspectives, experiences, and why he is running for Lake County commissioner.

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News & Press

Reps. Rogers And Crossman Give Testimony On Legislation To Allow Business Interruption Insurance

COLUMBUS – State Representatives John Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) yesterday gave sponsor testimony before the Ohio House Insurance Committee on House Bill (HB) 589, to create the Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act. This legislation would require certain business interruption insurance coverage policies to cover losses due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. “All of […]

Reps. Rogers, Crossman Introduce Tax Related Legislative Package Creating An Economic Safety Net For Ohio’s Vulnerable

COLUMBUS– State Representatives John Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today introduced a number of legislative proposals aimed at assisting with the economic wellbeing of Ohioans impacted by the spread of COVID-19 and the State’s Executive orders addressing the pandemic. This package would temporarily modify the tax code, other statutes and state funding in an effort to […]

Land Bank Helps Address Blight

Chad Felton, The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) An abandoned “drug house,” formerly at 161 Jefferson St. in Painesville and boarded up since October 2017, has been recently taken down by the Lake County Land Bank. The organization has demolished 104 homes since its inception in 2013. The Lake County Land Bank, dedicated to stabilizing and/or […]

John Rogers, candidate, Lake County Commissioner, November 2020

Political Party: Democrat Office sought: Lake County Commissioner Age: 63 Place of birth: Cleveland Home address: 5428 Pinehill Drive, Mentor-on-the-Lake OH 44060 Length of residence in that community: 34 years Twitter?: @Rep_Rogers60 Facebook?: www.facebook.com/jmrogers75 Campaign website?: www.friendsofrogers.com/ Occupation: State Representative – 60th H.D., State of Ohio – 133rd General Assembly, Executive Director – Lake County Land Reutilization Corporation, […]

John Rogers challenging incumbent John Hamercheck for Lake County commissioner seat

By Chad Felton cfelton@news-herald.com @believethatcfnh on Twitter Incumbent Republican Lake County Commissioner John R. Hamercheck is being challenged by Democrat John M. Rogers for his seat in the Nov. 3 general election. Hamercheck was elected to the seat four years ago. Rogers is currently the Ohio 60th District state representative and cannot run again for […]

Lake County’s state reps announce latest CARES Act fund approvals

By Staff Reporter: editor@news-herald.com Lake County’s two state representatives have announced the latest round of CARES Act novel coronavirus relief funds being released by the Ohio Controlling Board. Reps. Jamie Callender, R-Concord Township, and John Rogers, D-Mentor-on-the-Lake, said the funds approved support mental health services, senior centers, and the state’s unemployment system, among other things. […]