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Chris Redfern
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Ohio House of Representatives, District 89
Former member
In office
January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio House of Representatives, District 80
Ottawa County Commissioner
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University
Master'sBowling Green State University
Chris Redfern is a former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 89 from 2012 to January 1, 2015.


Redfern earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Bowling Green State University. He previously served as an Ottawa County Commissioner.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Redfern served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Chris Redfern was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steven Kraus was unopposed in the Republican primary. Redfern was defeated by Kraus in the general election.[1]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 89 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Kraus 51.2% 19,386
     Democratic Chris Redfern Incumbent 48.8% 18,446
Total Votes 37,832


See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Redfern won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 89. He was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and defeated Donald J. Janik (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Redfern 61.4% 36,025
     Republican Donald J. Janik 38.6% 22,600
Total Votes 58,625

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Redfern is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Redfern raised a total of $163,500 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[6]

Chris Redfern's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 89 Won $163,500
Grand Total Raised $163,500


Redfern won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Redfern raised a total of $163,500.


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In 2013, the 130th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 7 to December 31. In 2014, the 130th Ohio General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through December 31.

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Redfern and his wife, Kim, have one daughter. They currently reside in Catawba, Ohio.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ohio House of Representatives - District 89
2013–January 1, 2015
Succeeded by
Steven Kraus (R)