Randy Gardner

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Randy Gardner
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Ohio State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Representative, Ohio State House of Representatives
1985 - 2001
Senator, Ohio State Senate
2001 - 2009
Ohio House of Representatives, District 6
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University, 1981
Master'sBowling Green State University, 1987
Personal
Birthday08/20/1958
Place of birthBowling Green, OH
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Randall 'Randy' L. Gardner (b. August 20, 1958) is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Gardner represented District 6 in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1985 to 2000 and 2009 to 2013. He previously served in the Senate from 2001 to 2008.

Biography

Gardner earned his B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1981 and his M.A. in Political Science from Bowling Green State University in 1987. His professional experience includes working as a real estate agent and a high school history and government teacher in Otsego Local Schools.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Finance
Medicaid, Health, and Human Services
Reference
Transportation
Workforce and Economic Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Gardner won election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate District 2. Gardner defeated Michelle McCauley in the March 6 Republican primary and defeated Jeff Bretz (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Ohio State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Gardner 58.3% 102,319
     Democratic Jeff Bretz 41.7% 73,113
Total Votes 175,432
Ohio State Senate District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Gardner 79.5% 28,626
Michelle McCauley 20.5% 7,361
Total Votes 35,987

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gardner won re-election to District 6 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[5] His opponent was Jackie Brown (D).[6][7] The election took place on November 2, 2010.

Ohio House of Representatives, District 6
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Randy Gardner (R) 28,590 66.61%
Jackie Brown (D) 14,333 33.39%

2008

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Gardner won election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[8][9][10]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Randy Gardner (R) 37,253
Jeffery Bretz (D) 22,858

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gardner is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Gardner raised a total of $2,824,534 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[11]

Randy Gardner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate, District 2 Won $313,292
2010 Ohio State House, District 6 Won $208,098
2008 Ohio State House, District 6 Won $310,904
2006 Ohio State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $262,235
2004 Ohio State Senate, District 2 Won $445,204
2002 Ohio State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $325,548
2000 Ohio State Senate, District 2 Won $475,428
1998 Ohio State House, District 4 Won $279,893
1996 Ohio State House, District 4 Won $203,932
Grand Total Raised $2,824,534

2012

Gardner won election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $313,292.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randy Gardner's campaign in 2012
Ohio Republican Party$60,679
Ohio Education Association$11,300
Ohio Association of Realtors$9,500
Miller, Donald P.$5,000
Warner, Geraldine B.$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$313,292
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gardner won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $208,098.

2008

Gardner won election to the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $310,904.

2006

Gardner was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $262,235.

2004

Gardner won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $445,204.

2002

Gardner was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $325,548.

2000

Gardner won election to the Ohio State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $475,428.

1998

Gardner won re-election to the Ohio State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $279,893.

1996

Gardner won re-election to the Ohio State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Gardner raised a total of $203,932.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[12] In 2012, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on middle class.
  • Innovation Ohio: 129th General Assembly - Votes on legislation supported by Governor Kasich
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bill's introduced at Governor Kasich’s urging or that had his vocal support.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Senators are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Representatives are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting Ohio's business community.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Randy Gardner endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [13]

Personal

He and his wife, Sandy, have three children. They currently reside in Bowling Green, Ohio.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Wagoner (R)
Ohio State Senate, District 2
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives, District 6
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Marlene Anielski (R)