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Peter Beck

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Peter Beck
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Ohio House of Representatives District 54
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedOctober 2009
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Websites
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Peter Beck is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 54. He was first appointed to the chamber in October 2009 to replace Shannon Jones, who became a state senator.

On February 13, 2014, Beck was indicted by a grand jury on 53 counts, in addition to the 16 counts that were brought against him last July. Beck is charged with multiple counts of perjury, theft, fraud, money laundering, receiving stolen property and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform
Finance and Appropriations
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Peter Beck endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Peter Beck will face Mary Jo Kubicki and Paul Zeltwanger in the Republican primary, while Rick Smith is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Beck won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 54. Beck was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Beck Incumbent 100% 38,942
Total Votes 38,942

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Beck won election to District 67 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[4] His opponents were Anne Howard (D) and Robert Waters (L). The election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 67
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Peter Beck (R) 35,391 70.74%
Anne Howard (D) 12,354 24.69%
Robert Waters (L) 2,287 4.57%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Beck is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Beck raised a total of $252,090 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[6]

Peter Beck's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 54 Won $114,526
2010 Ohio State House, District 67 Won $137,564
Grand Total Raised $252,090

2012

Beck won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Beck raised a total of $114,526.

2010

Beck won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Beck raised a total of $137,564.

Controversies

Investment fraud scandal

On July 26, 2013, Beck was indicted on 16 felony counts of investment fraud. He is accused of cheating investors in a company called Christopher Technologies out of around $200,000 while acting as the company's Chief Financial Officer. He allegedly used this money for his political campaign and as donations to a church in his hometown. Beck faces a maximum sentence of 102 years if convicted. His attorney said the charges were unfounded and that Beck would not resign.[7][8] As of August 28, 2013, Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder has not demanded Beck's resignation but has indicated that it would be in Beck's best interest for his family and for the Ohio House of Representatives if he submits his resignation.[9]

On February 13, 2014, Beck was indicted by a grand jury on 53 counts, in addition to the 16 counts that were brought against him last July. Beck is charged with multiple counts of perjury, theft, fraud, money laundering, receiving stolen property and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. All 69 charges against Beck are felonies, and most of the charges stem from Beck's involvement in an alleged scheme to cheat investors in a software company called C-Tech. Some of the new charges also relate to campaign contributions, and allege that Beck diverted money that he received for investments into his campaign account. After the new indictment, House Speaker William Batchelder (R) stated that effective immediately, Beck will relinquish his leadership position in the Ways and Means Committee. Batchelder also said on the new indictment that, "It is still my belief that it is in the best interest of Rep. Beck, his family, and the constituents of the 54th House District for him to resign." The trial for the initial 16 counts is supposed to begin on April 7, but now may be delayed if the two cases are consolidated.[10][11][12][13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 54
2013-present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Shannon Jones (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 67
2009-2013
Succeeded by
Andrew O. Brenner (R)