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John Becker
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Ohio House of Representatives District 65
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Ohio Central Committeeman
2004 - 2012
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthern Kentucky University
Master'sXavier University
Place of birthKentucky
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Office website
Campaign website
John Becker is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2015
Local Government
State Government
Transportation and Infrastructure


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Becker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Encourage unwed mothers to place 'unplanned' infants up for adoption. That would discourage abortion, reduce the number of single parent homes, and be a blessing to many parents seeking to adopt."


  • Excerpt: "I've been a Life Member of the NRA since the early 1990s and a concealed carry permit holder since 2005. In previous elections, I've been endorsed by Buckeye Firearms ("A" rating), Ohio Gun PAC, and Ohioans for Concealed Carry."


  • Excerpt: "Reduce Ohio's nine tax brackets to a single bracket flat tax."


  • Excerpt: "Any federal benefits would be in violation of the 10th Amendment. Government sponsored redistribution of wealth is akin to sticking a gun to the head of a taxpayer, taking his money, and then handing it over to somebody else."

Note: Becker's campaign themes did not change from 2014.

Term limits

In October 2013, Becker introduced legislation to increase the term limit on members of the Ohio State Legislature to 12 years.[2] All elected and appointed officials in the state would also have a 12-year limit on their terms in office. For six statewide offices, the term limit would remain at 8 years but also include the Ohio speaker of the House and president of the state senate. The amendment would also apply to boards and commissions in each of the state’s jurisdictions. Becker stated in a press release announcing his resolution, "Term limits are generally popular with the people, but not so popular with elected officials, and I believe there are good arguments on both sides of the debate."[2]



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. Charlie Carlier was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John Becker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Becker defeated Carlier in the general election.[3]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 65 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Becker Incumbent 75.3% 24,012
     Democratic Charlie Carlier 24.7% 7,895
Total Votes 31,907


See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Becker won the 2012 election for the District 65 seat in the Ohio House. Becker defeated Michael Brem in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated former county Grand Jury Foreman Steve Myers (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Becker 68.7% 38,985
     Democratic Steve Myers 31.3% 17,763
Total Votes 56,748
Ohio House of Representatives, District 64 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Becker 69.5% 10,659
Michael Brem 30.5% 4,667
Total Votes 15,326

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Becker is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Becker raised a total of $58,711 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[6]

John Becker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 65 Won $58,711
Grand Total Raised $58,711


Becker won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $58,711.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Becker's campaign in 2012
Becker, John$13,700
Ohio Republican Party$7,816
Ohio Association of Realtors$1,500
Ohio State Farm Agents$1,000
Lykins, D. Jeff$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$58,711
Source:Follow the Money


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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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  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.


Becker and his wife have one child. They currently reside in Union Township, Ohio.[7]

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