Dorothy Pelanda

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Dorothy Pelanda
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Ohio House of Representatives District 86
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJuly 2011
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
Dorothy Pelanda is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 86. She was first appointed to the chamber in July 2011. Pelanda was sworn in on Thursday, July 28, 2011, to succeed Dave Burke, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Senate.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Policy and Legislative Oversight
Rules and Reference



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. John Babik was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dorothy Pelanda defeated Daniel Fogt in the Republican primary. Pelanda and Babik will face off in the general election.[2]


See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pelanda won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 86. Pelanda was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Cheryl A. Johncox (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDorothy Pelanda Incumbent 62.1% 28,240
     Democratic Cheryl A. Johncox 37.9% 17,265
Total Votes 45,505

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pelanda is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Pelanda raised a total of $74,040 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[7]

Dorothy Pelanda's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 86 Won $74,040
Grand Total Raised $74,040


Pelanda won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Pelanda raised a total of $74,040.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dorothy Pelanda's campaign in 2012
Pelanda, Dorothy K.$7,000
Ohio Republican Party$4,480
FirstEnergy Group$3,500
Pelanda, Dorothy K.$2,714
Union County Republican Central Committee$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$74,040
Source:Follow the Money



In 2014, Pelanda's endorsements include the following:[8]

  • Buckeye Firearms Association
  • Marion County Republican Party
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • National Rifle Association
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Republican Party
  • Ohio Right to Life (Preferred Candidate)
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Union County Republican Party

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ohio House of Representatives - District 86
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dave Burke (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 83
July 2011–January 2013
Succeeded by
Robert Sprague (R)