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Ron Hood
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Ohio House of Representatives District 78
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio House of Representatives, District 91
1995 - 2000, 2005 - 2006
Bachelor'sOhio State University, 1991
Date of birth06/02/1969
ProfessionMarketing Consultant
Office website
Ron Hood is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 78. He was elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hood represented House District 91 from 1995 to 2000 and 2005 to 2006.


Hood earned his B.S. in Business Administration with focuses on Marketing and Economics from Ohio State University in 1991. He has worked as a marketing consultant at American Way Investment Corporation.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hood served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce and Labor
Community and Family Advancement
Rules and Reference
State Government


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Hood served on the following committees:

Campaign themes


Hood's website highlighted the following campaign themes:


  • Excerpt: "As an economics major, I have an understanding of what works and what doesn’t work. In my four terms in the Ohio Legislature, I have opposed every effort to raise taxes. If government would return to Ronald Reagan’s philosophy of spending less while simultaneously reducing the tax burden, the economy would grow."


  • Excerpt: "We must have the courage to fix the tax and regulatory structure in Ohio to make us more competitive to our neighboring states, including Indiana. Job creators will overlook Ohio when deciding where to locate their facilities. In order to bring jobs to our district, we must be competitive with other states."


  • Excerpt: "I am proud to be 100% pro-life and always have been. I have exercised my convictions by working to move forward legislative efforts to protect life from the moment of fertilization."

Second Amendment

  • Excerpt: "As your Representative, I guarantee I will not support any law that will infringe upon the rights of legal, law-abiding Ohioans to own or use firearms to protect themselves, their families or their property."

Family Values

  • Excerpt: "As a husband and father of young children I am very concerned about government's intrusion into our families. The traditional family is the root of a stable society, and my pledge to you is that I will work to protect traditional marriage and the rights of the traditional family in all aspects of my job as your State Representative."



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Laina Fetherolf Rogers was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ron Hood was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hood defeated Fetherolf Rogers in the general election.[1]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 78 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Hood Incumbent 65.9% 20,281
     Democratic Laina Fetherolf Rogers 34.1% 10,487
Total Votes 30,768


See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hood won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 78. Hood defeated Christopher Lobb in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Jeremy Vanmeter (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 78, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Hood 57.5% 28,885
     Democratic Jeremy VanMeter 42.5% 21,309
Total Votes 50,194
Ohio State House of Representatives, District 78 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Hood Incumbent 69.6% 9,506
Monty Lobb 30.4% 4,149
Total Votes 13,655

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hood is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hood raised a total of $168,938 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[4]

Ron Hood's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 78 Won $168,938
Grand Total Raised $168,938


Hood won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hood raised a total of $168,938.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron Hood's campaign in 2012
Uihlein, Richard E.$16,500
Patterson, Dennis J.$11,500
Wenger, Lavon$11,500
Hood, Ronald E.$10,464
Young, Glenn L.$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$168,938
Source:Follow the Money


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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.

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



In 2012, Hood was endorsed by the following:[5]

  • Ohio Pro-Life Action
  • Ohio Right To Life
  • National Association For Gun Rights
  • Citizens For Community Values Action
  • Associated Builders and Contractors


Hood and his wife, Michal, have three children. They currently reside in Ashville, Ohio.

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Preceded by
Ohio House of Representatives - District 78
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