Thomas Sawyer

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Thomas Sawyer
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Ohio State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedFebruary 2007
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
United States House of Representatives
1987-2003
Mayor, City of Akron
1983-1986
Ohio State House of Representatives
1977-1983
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Akron, 1968
Master'sUniversity of Akron, 1970
Personal
BirthdayAugust 15, 1945
Place of birthAkron, OH
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas 'Tom' C. Sawyer (b. August 15, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 28. He was first appointed to the chamber in February 2007.

Sawyer served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1977 to 1983. He later represented District 14 in the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2003. He also previously served as Mayor of Akron from 1984 to 1986, and was a member of the Ohio State School Board in 2007.

Biography

Sawyer earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Akron. His professional experience includes working as a personnel administrator for the Cuyahoga School for Boys and as legislative analyst for Ohio Public Utilities Commission.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Justice
Education
Finance
Public Utilities

2011-2012

2009-2010

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Sawyer won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate, District 28. Sawyer was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and defeated Robert G. Roush (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Ohio State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Sawyer Incumbent 71.9% 104,697
     Republican Robert G. Roush 28.1% 40,952
Total Votes 145,649

2008

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sawyer was elected to Ohio State Senate District 28.[4]

Sawyer raised $69,245 for his campaign.[5]

Ohio State Senate District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Sawyer (D) 108,168
James Carr (R) 50,064

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sawyer is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Sawyer raised a total of $225,952 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[6]

Thomas Sawyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate, District 28 Won $79,438
2010 Ohio State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $22,450
2008 Ohio State Senate, District 28 Won $69,245
2006 Ohio Education Board, District 7 Won $54,819
Grand Total Raised $225,952

2012

Sawyer won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $79,438.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Sawyer's campaign in 2012
FirstEnergy Corp.$8,500
Boich, Wayne$6,750
Ohio Education Association$5,350
Ohio Federation of Teachers$4,000
Zhao, Ms. Jianhua$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$79,438
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sawyer was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $22,450.

2008

Sawyer won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $69,245.

2006

Sawyer won election to the Ohio Board of Education in 2006. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $54,819.

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.
  • 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.[7] 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

Sawyer and his wife, Joyce, have one child. They currently reside in Akron, OH.[1]

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Ohio State Senate District 28
2007–present
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