Chris Redfern

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Chris Redfern
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Ohio House of Representatives District 89
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio House of Representatives, District 80
Ottawa County Commissioner
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University
Master'sBowling Green State University
Office website
Chris Redfern is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 89. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place 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 and Kraus will face off in the general election.[1]


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.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Redfern's campaign in 2012
Ohio Democratic Party$28,931
Ohio Association of Public School Employees$13,500
Ohio Civil Service Employees Association Local 11$11,544
Maltz, David$11,500
FirstEnergy Group$11,500
Total Raised in 2012$163,500
Source:Follow the Money


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

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Preceded by
Ohio House of Representatives - District 89
Succeeded by