Ohio House of Representatives District 93

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Ohio House of Representatives District 93
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Current incumbentRyan Smith Republican Party
Population116,725
Ethnicity1.39% Black (Voting-Age), 0.51% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Ohio's ninety-third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Ryan Smith.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 116,725 civilians reside within Ohio's ninety-third state house district.[1] Ohio state representatives represent an average of 116,530 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 116,530 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Ohio House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] Representatives may serve no more than four consecutive terms. Ohio legislators assume office January 1st.

Qualifications

Article 2, Section 3 of the Ohio Constitution states: Senators and representatives shall have resided in their respective districts one year next preceding their election, unless they shall have been absent on the public business of the United States, or of this state.

Article 2, Section 5 of the Ohio Constitution states: No person hereafter convicted of an embezzlement of the public funds, shall hold any office in this state; nor shall any person, holding public money for disbursement, or otherwise, have a seat in the General Assembly, until he shall have accounted for, and paid such money into the treasury.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Ohio Legislature are paid $60,584/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive no per diem.[5]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Ohio legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Ohio Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Ohio representatives are subject to term limits of no more than four two-year terms, or a total of eight years.[4]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the seat must be filled by an election conducted by House members. Also, the election can only be conducted by the same members of the political party that hold the seat. A simple majority vote is needed in order to approve a replacement.[6]

Elections

2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Josh Bailey was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ryan Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary. Chris Armstrong (L) withdrew from the race before the general election. Smith and Bailey will face off in the general election.[7]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on March 6, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 7, 2011. Incumbent Ryan Smith (R) defeated Josh Bailey (D) in the general election. Smith ran and defeated James Riepenhoff and Bill Dingus in the Republican primary. Luke Scott withdrew from the race following the Democratic primary. He was replaced on the ballot by Josh Bailey.[8][9][10][11]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Smith Incumbent 64.2% 29,866
     Democratic Josh Bailey 35.8% 16,662
Total Votes 46,528
Ohio State House of Representatives, District 93 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Smith 40.9% 6,966
Bill Dingus 40.4% 6,878
Jim Riepenhoff 18.6% 3,168
Total Votes 17,012

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Ohio House of Representatives District 93 have raised a total of $1,937,279. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $101,962 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Ohio House of Representatives District 93
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $346,526 5 $69,305
2010 $691,486 3 $230,495
2008 $336,317 3 $112,106
2006 $241,212 2 $120,606
2004 $183,425 2 $91,713
2002 $69,550 2 $34,775
2000 $68,763 2 $34,382
Total $1,937,279 19 $101,962

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