John Rogers has lived in northeast Ohio his whole life. Lake County is where he grew up, raised a family, and served as Mentor-On-The-Lake Mayor for nearly 19 years. John believes that Lake County residents deserve a representative that will work on their behalf.
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced Ohio’s back-to-school sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 3-5, as a result of the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 226. The annual event helps lessen the sting of the 4.5 percent statewide sales tax hike passed by Republican lawmakers in the 2013 state budget. The hike has cost taxpayers almost $2 billion more since then, according to state revenue numbers.Read more
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the unanimous passage of two of his sponsored pieces of legislation that will help protect women, including the protection of private images and preventing underage marriages.Read more
State Reps. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) and Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would give property owners along a coastline an additional option to assist in mitigating coastal erosion or financing other needed improvements.
June 8th 2018
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) applauded Wednesday’s passage of Senate Bill (SB) 135, which would invest more than $100 million in state funds for Ohio counties to purchase new, modern voting equipment. These funds will be used to purchase new voting machines and associated equipment including marking devices, automatic tabulating equipment and associated ancillary costs. The legislation also appropriates $10 million to reimburse counties who purchased new voting systems on or after January 1, 2014.Read more
(May 3rd 2018)
Governor John Kasich Wednesday signed into law state Rep. John M. Rogers’ (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) House Bill 122, bipartisan legislation to examine strengthening regional economic alliances and partnerships between Ohio communities and adding flexibility for cities proposing public safety ballot measures.Read more
State Reps. John Rogers (D– Mentor-on-the-Lake) and Kent Smith (D- Euclid) today announced legislation to urge Congress to support federal funding for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in its efforts to stop Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.Read more
(March 7th, 2018)
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 529, the Capital Appropriations Budget for the next two years. Rep. Rogers, who serves on the House Finance Committee, and colleagues have been advocating for several months on a number of projects that focus on parks, opioid treatment, education and cultural facilities.Read more
March 2nd, 2018
State Reps. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) and John Rogers (D- Mentor-on-the-Lake) today introduced legislation to reinstate the Local Government Fund (LGF) back to the 2005 funding levels. The LGF in each county, township, city and village pay for a wide range of vital services from police, fire and ambulances, parks and recreation and public health clinics.Read more
State Rep. John Rogers (D- Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced $294,800 in state funds for facility improvements at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio.
The project consists of renovating two restrooms that serve the needs of bikers, walkers, runners and beachgoers. Renovations will improve interior fixtures, make the restrooms code compliant and ensure the facilities adhere to Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.Read more
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the Ohio House recently passed House Bill 225, bipartisan legislation that would provide needed resources to safely fix and seal abandoned oil and gas drilling wells in Lake County and throughout Ohio.
“Our local natural resources are an important part of our community’s economic strength and appeal,” said Rogers. “The responsibility to safely restore and protect our lands and aquifers for the future comes with accessing those resources. From our pristine waters to what’s beneath our feet, this bill better positions us to do exactly that.”Read more
Marking a return from summer legislative recess today, the Ohio House passed state Rep. John M. Rogers’ (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) House Bill 122, bipartisan legislation to look at strengthening regional economic alliances and partnerships between Ohio communities.
“To make us more economically competitive as a state, we need a forward-looking growth strategy that examines the features, challenges and benefits of regional economic development partnerships,” said Rep. Rogers. “By working together, we can secure good-paying jobs for people in advanced and emerging sectors of our economy. This legislation aims to do exactly that.”Read more
State Rep. John M. Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake) today announced his recent appointment to serve as a member on the Tax Expenditure Review Committee.
“It is an honor to be chosen to serve on this committee,” said Rogers. “My colleagues and I will work together in evaluating tax deductions and exemptions to ensure they are indeed serving their intended purpose with helping the growth of Ohio’s economy through genuine efforts to create or retain jobs, rather than being exploited and giving an unfair advantage to the recipient.”Read more
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the release of just over $306,313 in state funds to the Department of Natural Resources for the installation of an ADA-compliant boardwalk at the Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve in Lake County.Read more
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the release of $368,680 in “Straight A” grant funding for Fairport Harbor Exempted Village. The funding will help the school district create “Startup Fairport: College, Career and Community Success”, an incubator project to support student-run startups. Rogers announced initial state approval of the grant application in late June.Read more
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the state’s recommendation of close to one million dollars in grant funding for the Mentor Exempted Village School District through the state’s “Straight A Program.”Read more
(August 17, 2015)
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the approval of $87,632 in state funds to protect and preserve farmland in Lake County. Late this afternoon, the Controlling Board – the state’s spending oversight panel – signed off on a purchase agreement for agricultural easement between the state, the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District and local landowners. The purchase agreement will prevent any non-farm use or development of over 126 acres of land on Emerson Road in Madison for generations to come.Read more
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today expressed disappointment in the passage of House Bill 180, legislation that prohibits cities and other municipalities from setting minimum standards for hiring local residents for public works projects. The minimum residency standards, currently in place in cities and municipalities around the state, let qualified workers earn the opportunity to find rewarding employment in their own communities.Read more
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced the passage of House Bill 5, legislation to help local communities
“This bill was inspired by a successful pilot program in Lake County which involved the collaboration of various local communities and service departments,” said Rep. Rogers. “Taking the program statewide means that this smart initiative will help communities all over save dollars and run their day-to-day operators more smoothly.”identify new ways to save taxpayer dollars.Read more