Jason Wilson

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Jason Wilson
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Ohio State Senate District 30
Former officeholder
In office
2007 - 2011
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Per diemNo per diem
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
Appointed2007
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sOhio State University, 1992
Master'sWheeling Jesuit University, 1996
Personal
BirthdayAugust 12, 1968
Place of birthMartins Ferry, OH
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
Jason Wilson (b. August 12, 1968) was a Democratic member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 30. In 2011, he served as Assistant Minority Whip. Wilson was a Congressional Intern for U.S. Congressman Douglas Applegate in 1990. He was a Campaign Volunteer for Charlie Wilson for House from 1996 to 2004. He was also a Volunteer Intern for the Ohio House of Representatives from 1998 to 1989. Wilson then worked as a Campaign Volunteer for Charlie Wilson for Senate in 2004 and for Charlie Wilson for Congress in 2006. He joined the Ohio State Senate in 2007 and has served in that position since.

In 2011, he left the Senate after being chosen by Gov. John Kasich (R) to head the Office of Appalachia. He was replaced by Lou Gentile (D) in December of 2011.[1][2]

Wilson is a small business owner. He has been Vice President of Wilson Funeral and Furniture Company since 1992. Wilson earned his B.A. in Political Science from Ohio State University in 1992. He went on to receive his M.B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit University in 1996.

Committee assignments

2011

2010

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wilson was elected to Ohio State Senate District 30.[3]

Wilson raised $255,920 for his campaign.[4]

Ohio State Senate District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Wilson (D) 92,927
Tim Ginter (R) 59,761


Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which he was not up for re-election, Wilson raised $59,190. [5]

Listed below are primary contributors.

Donor Amount
MURRAY ENERGY CORP $7,000
CAFARO, JOHN J $5,000
OHIO HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION $2,500
BOICH, WAYNE M $2,500
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $2,300

2008

In 2008 Wilson raised $255,920.[6]

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
WILSON, JASON $14,950
OHIO SENATE DEMOCRATS $10,536
CAFARO, JOHN J $7,800
WILSON JR, CHARLES A $7,500

Personal

Wilson and his wife Leah have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio State Senate District 30
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Lou Gentile (D)