|Ohio House of Representatives District 73|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||Auburn University, 1982|
|Master's||Troy State University, 1992|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
Perales earned his B.S. in Building Construction from Auburn University in 1982 and his M.S. in International Relations from Troy State University in 1992.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Perales served on the following committees:
|Ohio Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety|
|• Economic and Workforce Development|
|• State Government|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Perales served on the following committees:
|Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Military and Veterans Affairs|
|• Policy and Legislative Oversight|
|• Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security|
Perales' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Jobs are the key to restoring Ohio to the kind of state in which our children and grandchildren want to remain. We need to be able to attract and maintain businesses that provide good quality of living job opportunities for our residents."
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
- Excerpt: "The base provides resources for our war fighters that give them the best opportunity to be successful in battle, and then return home safely to their families. I will be the number 1 advocate for the current and future missions at WPAFB."
- Excerpt: "As a retired veteran and a proud citizen, I believe we have the responsibility and obligation to take care of these vets and do whatever it takes – medically, psychologically and/or job training-wise, to assimilate them to active and productive members of society. I would be honored to play an active role in this activity."
Values and Principles
- Excerpt: "It is important to maintain the values and principles that were the basis of the founding of this state and country. I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment; I believe in traditional marriage and the right to life, recently endorsed by Ohio Right to Life. I will work diligently for conservation legislation where and as required."
Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Dave Ogan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Rick Perales was unopposed in the Republican primary. Perales defeated Ogan in the general election.
|Ohio House of Representatives, District 73 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Rick Perales Incumbent||71.3%||24,954|
Perales won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 73. Perales defeated Jarrod Martin and Eric Spicer in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Bill Conner (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Ohio House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012|
|Ohio House of Representatives, District 73 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Perales is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Perales raised a total of $124,546 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.
|Rick Perales's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Ohio State House, District 73||$124,546|
|Grand Total Raised||$124,546|
2012Perales won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Perales raised a total of $124,546.
|Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rick Perales's campaign in 2012|
|Perales, Richard G.||$10,000|
|Harris, Chris B.||$3,000|
|Urse, John S.||$2,500|
|Ross, Tammy S.||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$124,546|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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In 2012, Perales received endorsements from the following:
- Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
- The Ohio Manufacturers' Association
- Ohio Society of CPAs
- National Federation of Independent Business
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Perales and his wife, Becka, have four children.
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- Perales on Facebook
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- Perales on YouTube
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- voteperales.com, "Issues," accessed August 25, 2014
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Official primary election results for May 6, 2014," accessed July 3, 2014
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012
- Ohio Secretary of State: Elections and Voting, "Republican Ohio Representative: March 6, 2012," accessed June 7, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Perales, Rick," accessed June 5, 2013
- Vote Perales, "Endorsements," accessed May 22, 2013
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