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Rex Arthur Damschroder

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Rex Arthur Damschroder
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Ohio House of Representatives, District 88
Former member
In office
2011 - January 1, 2015
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University
Master'sTiffin University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
CandidateVerification
Rex Arthur Damschroder is a former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 88 from 2010 to January 1, 2015. Damschroder withdrew from seeking re-election in 2014.

Damschroder previously served in the House from 1995 to 2003.

Biography

Damschroder earned his B.A. from Bowling Green State University and his M.B.A. from Tiffin University. He has been a small business owner, adjunct instructor and realtor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
State and Local Government
Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Damschroder withdrew from the race after it became clear that not adding his signature to two of his five petitions would have invalidated his candidacy. Damschroder would have likely been entirely unopposed, as Democrats did not field a candidate. On February 21, Damschroder's wife, Rhonda, filed to run as a write-in candidate in the Republican primary. Had she won, she would have withdrawn from the general election, presumably allowing GOP officials to place her husband on the ballot in November. Bill Reineke, Jr., CEO of an area Ford dealership, joined the Republican primary as a write-in, and 2012 opponent Bill Young also became an unopposed write-in candidate in the Democratic primary. Reineke defeated Rhonda Damschroder in the primary and Young in the general election. Damschroder the incumbent expressed regret and embarrassment, admitting that the omission was his fault and that having his wife run was the only legal option available. He said he did not believe party officials would nominate a different replacement candidate. This was not the first time Rhonda Damschroder was involved in her husband's campaign; a former teacher, she served as campaign treasurer in previous years.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Damschroder won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 88. Damschroder was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated William E. Young (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9][10]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRex Arthur Damschroder Incumbent 55.6% 27,923
     Democratic William E. Young 44.4% 22,290
Total Votes 50,213

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Damschroder defeated Benjamin Nutter (R) and Bill Hrabak (C) in the November 2 general election.[11]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 81
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rex Arthur Damschroder (R) 21,008 55.31%
Benjamin Nutter (D) 14,899 39.23%
Bill Hrabak (C) 2,075 5.46%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Damschroder is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Damschroder raised a total of $144,466 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[12]

Rex Arthur Damschroder's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 88 Won $40,791
2010 Ohio State House, District 81 Won $79,034
2008 Ohio State House, District 81 Defeated $18,350
2002 Ohio State House, District 81 Defeated $6,291
Grand Total Raised $144,466

2012

Damschroder won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Damschroder raised a total of $40,791.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rex Arthur Damschroder's campaign in 2012
Ohio Association of Realtors$2,500
Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee$1,830
Temporary Accounting Discrepancy$1,073
Beer Wine PAC$1,000
Ohio Trucking Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$40,791
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Damschroder won election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Damschroder raised a total of $79,034.

2008

Damschroder lost the election for the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Damschroder raised a total of $18,350.

2002

Damschroder lost the election for the Ohio State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Damschroder raised a total of $6,291.

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

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[13] 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.

Personal

Damschroder and his wife, Rhonda, have two children. They live in Fremont, Ohio.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 88
2013–January 1, 2015
Succeeded by
William F. Reineke, Jr. (R)
Preceded by
Jeff Wagner (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 81
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Lynn Wachtmann (R)