Mike Ritze

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Mike Ritze
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 80
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sNortheastern Missouri State University
OtherDO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
Place of birthTrenton, Missouri
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Mike Ritze is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Ritzke earned his B.S. in Zoology from Northeast Missouri State University and graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional experience includes working as a licensed family practitioner and surgeon, as well as a consultant to several law firms, and an educator. Ritzke served as a Captain in the United States Army.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Long-Term Care and Senior Services
Public Health
Public Safety
Tourism and International Relations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ritze served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ritze served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Incumbent Mike Ritze was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ritze is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ritze ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 80. Ritze ran unopposed in the Republcian primary on June 26 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ritze ran for re-election 2010 election for Oklahoma State House District 80. Ritze was unchallenged in the general election on November 2, 2010. Ritze was unopposed in the Republican primary election on July 27, 2010.[8][9][10][11]

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Ritze won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Because he ran unopposed, the number of votes was unpublished.[12] $39,687 was raised for this campaign.[13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mike Ritze is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Mike Ritze raised a total of $99,281 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[14]

Mike Ritze's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 80 Won $26,662
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 80 Won $32,932
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 80 Won $39,687
Grand Total Raised $99,281

2012

Mike Ritze won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mike Ritze raised a total of $26,662.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Ritze's campaign in 2012
Ritze, Mike$20,362
Ritze, Mike$1,400
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association$1,000
Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians$850
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$750
Total Raised in 2012$26,662
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mike Ritze won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Mike Ritze raised a total of $32,932.

2008

Mike Ritze won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Mike Ritze raised a total of $39,687.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 7 to May 27. In 2012, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 6 to May 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

Personal

Ritze and his wife, Connie, have three children: Amity, Heidi and Jamey; and one deceased child.[1]

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