|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 35th district
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||John Otterman|
February 27, 1965 |
|Alma mater||University of Akron|
Zack Milkovich is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the Thirty Fifth District since 2011 and representing the City of Barberton and portions of Akron, Ohio. Zack's family is of Serbian ancestry.
After attending the University of Akron, Milkovich worked in Akron's tire mold industry for 20 years and now acts as a contractor and real estate investor.
Ohio House of Representatives
Although John Otterman, and his father, Robert J. Otterman had held the Akron seat for years, Milkovich won an upset victory in the 2010 primary. In the heavily Democratic district, Milkovich managed to obtain 800 more votes than Otterman. He went on to defeat Republican Charles Lasher by 6,000 votes to take the seat in the general election.
In 2012, he won reelection with 71.13% of the vote over Republican Kevin Mitchell. Milkovich was sworn into his second term on January , 2013. He currently serves on the committees of Commerce, Labor and Technology; Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security; Military and Veterans Affairs.
In 2014, Rep. Milkovich co-sponsored Ohio's version of Arizona's "Turn Away the Gays" bill, which would allow business owners, restauranteurs, and others to discriminate against and refuse services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, as well as biracial couples and adherents of other religions.