Wes Retherford

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Wes Retherford
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Ohio House of Representatives District 51
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Personal
ProfessionMortician's Assistant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Wes Retherford is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Retherford is a mortician's assistant at Hamilton Funeral Home. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Insurance
Military and Veterans Affairs

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Michele DeCresce was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Wes Retherford defeated Greg Jolivette and Arnold Engel in the Republican primary. DeCresce withdrew from the race before the general election, and was replaced by Lucinda Greene. Retherford and Greene will face off in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Retherford won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 51. Retherford was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Mark N. Hardig (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWes Retherford 56.7% 24,825
     Democratic Mark N. Hardig 43.3% 18,990
Total Votes 43,815

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Retherford is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Retherford raised a total of $27,101 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[6]

Wes Retherford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 51 Won $27,101
Grand Total Raised $27,101

2012

Retherford won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Retherford raised a total of $27,101.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wes Retherford's campaign in 2012
Retherford, W. Richard$2,500
Carruthers, Ralph R.$2,150
Ohio Nurses Association$1,500
Ohio Republican Party$1,081
Ohio Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$27,101
Source:Follow the Money

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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.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Retherford's endorsements include the following:[7]

  • Butler County GOP
  • Ohio Republican Party
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Ohio Right To Life – Honor Roll
  • Speaker William Batchelder
  • Speaker Pro-Temp Matt Huffman
  • Representative Tim Derickson
  • Representative Margy Conditt
  • Representative Jim Butler
  • Representative Lou Terhar
  • Representative Lou Blessing III
  • Sheriff Richard K Jones
  • Prosecutor Mike Gmoser
  • Commissioner Cindy Carpenter
  • Commissioner Don Dixon
  • Recorder Danny Crank
  • Mayor Steve Miller
  • Councilman Adam Jones
  • Councilman Marty Judd
  • Councilwoman Debbie Pennington
  • Councilman Terry Senger
  • Councilman Chad Oberson
  • Councilman Mike Snyder
  • Butler Co GOP Executive Chairman Todd Hall
  • Butler Co GOP Central Chair Judy Shelton
  • Butler Co GOP Chairwoman Jewel Baker
  • Cincinnati Right to life
  • Buckeye Firearms
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce
  • NFIB

Personal

Retherford and his wife, Leann, have two children. They currently reside in Hamilton, Ohio.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 51
2013–present
Succeeded by
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