Wes Retherford

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Wes Retherford
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Ohio House of Representatives District 51
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$60,584/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
ProfessionMortician's Assistant
Office website
Campaign website
Wes Retherford is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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

Committee assignments


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

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



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Wes Retherford will face Greg Jolivette and Arnold Engel in the Republican primary, while Michele DeCresce is unopposed in the Democratic primary.


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.[1]

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.[2]

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


Retherford won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Retherford raised a total of $27,101.


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

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