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 […]

$635K in grants made local schools for technology, Rep. John Rogers says

By Chad Felton cfelton@news-herald.com @believethatcfnh on Twitter State Rep. John Rogers, D-Mentor-on-the-Lake, this week announced the release of $636,379 in state funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to aid local schools. The funds, earmarked for several districts throughout Lake County, will assist with the purchasing of technologies such as Wi-Fi […]

Portion of SR-2 dedicated in Officer Mazany’s honor

[Mentor, OH] – This morning, a portion of SR-2 between SR-306 and SR-615 was dedicated as Patrolman Mathew Mazany Memorial Highway during a ceremony in front of the Mentor Police Department. Officer Mazany was killed by an impaired driver while assisting on a traffic stop on SR-2 just east of SR-306 on June 24, 2018. […]

Lakeland Community College funding for workforce training approved

By Chad Felton cfelton@news-herald.com @believethatcfnh on Twitter State Reps. John M. Rogers, D-Mentor-On-The-Lake, and Jamie Callender, R-Concord Township, this week announced the state Controlling Board’s approval of two capital funding measures that include engineering building renovations and workforce-based training equipment for Lakeland Community College. “These funds will help Lakeland (Community College) continue with its efforts […]