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Tim Schaffer

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Tim Schaffer
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Ohio House of Representatives, District 77
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Ohio State Senate, District 31
2007-January 5, 2015
Ohio House of Representatives
2001 - 2007
Education
Bachelor'sMount Union College, 1985
Personal
Date of birthJanuary 25, 1963
Place of birthColumbus, Ohio
ProfessionExecutive Director, Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tim Schaffer (b. January 25, 1963) is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Schaffer served in the Ohio State Senate, representing District 31 from 2006 to January 5, 2015. He previously served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007.

Schaffer was ineligible to run for re-election to the Senate in 2014 because of term-limits. He instead ran for District 77 in the Ohio House of Representatives and was elected to the seat.

Biography

Schaffer earned his B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Mount Union College in 1985. His professional experience includes working as the Director of Public Relations for the Ohio Grocers Association from 1988 to 1989, as Vice President/Public Affairs for the American Diabetes Association, Ohio Affiliate, from 1989 to 1993 and as the Executive Director for the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers since 1993.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Rural Development
Public Utilities
Ways and Means

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

2009-2010

Elections

2014

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. Hollie Ann Saunders was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Tim Schaffer defeated Ned Naden Basinger in the Republican primary. Schaffer defeated Saunders in the general election.[2]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 77 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Schaffer 68.3% 21,345
     Democratic Hollie Ann Saunders 31.7% 9,885
Total Votes 31,230

2010

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010

Schaffer won re-election to the Ohio State Senate against Dennis Lupher (D).[3] Neither candidate was opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010. The election took place on November 2, 2010.[4][5][6]

Ohio State Senate, District 31
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Schaffer (R) 88,694 67.29%
Dennis Lupher (D) 43,110 32.71%

2006

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Schaffer was elected to Ohio State Senate District 19.[7][8][9]

Schaffer raised $798,965 for his campaign.[10]

Ohio State Senate District 31
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Schaffer (R) 79,195
Dennis A. Lupher (D) 59,112

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Schaffer raised $216,546. [11]

Listed below are primary contributors.

Donor Amount
OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY $30,027
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $7,500
OHIO OIL & GAS ASSOCIATION $6,500
OHIO DENTAL ASSOCIATION $5,500
OHIO SOCIETY OF CPAS $4,500

2008

In 2008, Schaffer raised $70,864.[12] He was not up for election this year.

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
OHIO SOCIETY OF CPAS $3,600
OHIO OIL & GAS ASSOCIATION $2,300
OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION $2,100

2006

In 2006, Schaffer had raised $798,965.[13]

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
REPUBLICAN SENATE CAMPAIGN CMTE OF OHIO $409,196
OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY $115,033
SCHAFFER, TIM $15,000

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.[14] 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

Schaffer and his wife, Lori, currently reside in Lancaster, Ohio.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gerald Stebelton (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 77
January 1, 2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Ohio State Senate District 31
2007–January 5, 2015
Succeeded by
Jay Hottinger (R)