Barbara Sears

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Barbara Sears
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Ohio House of Representatives District 47
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Sylvania City Council member
1997 - 2008
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Barbara R. Sears is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 47. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Sears is currently serving as Majority Floor Leader. She previously held the position of Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

She has previously served as the President of the Sylvania City Council from 2004 to 2008 and was a member of the council from 1997 to 2008.[1]

Biography

Sears earned her associate's degree from the University of Toledo. Her professional experience includes working as Senior Vice President of the Employee Benefits Division for Roemer Insurance.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Appropriations
Health and Aging
Insurance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sears served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sears served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Sears' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Getting Ohio Back to Work

  • Excerpt: "Barbara Sears believes rebuilding our economy begins right here at home, by protecting American jobs and helping families keep more of what they earn. Barbara knows that the best way for the government to create jobs, is to remove barriers from businesses."

Promoting Quality Education

  • Excerpt: " When it comes to educating Ohio’s children, it is important that we strengthen our public education while also strengthening the choices parents have to ensure their child receives the best education. Barbara supports both parents and families, and trusts they know what is best for their children."

Making Healthcare More Affordable

  • Excerpt: "Barbara Sears will continue to work to reign in Medicaid spending, while ensuring quality, measured outcomes."

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Barbara Sears defeated Scott Allegrini in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sears won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 47. Sears was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Jeff Bunck (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Sears Incumbent 60% 35,636
     Democratic Jeff Bunck 40% 23,748
Total Votes 59,384

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sears won re-election to District 46 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[8] Her opponent was Harry Barlos (D). The election took place on November 2, 2010.[9][10]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Sears (R) 28,911 56.34%
Harry Barlos (D) 22,406 43.66%

2008

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sears won election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[11][12][13]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Sears (R) 37,651
Darlene Dunn (D) 28,346

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sears is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Sears raised a total of $1,453,725 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 2, 2013.[14]

Barbara Sears's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 47 Won $397,471
2010 Ohio State House, District 46 Won $537,982
2008 Ohio State House, District 46 Won $518,272
Grand Total Raised $1,453,725

2012

Sears won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Sears raised a total of $397,471.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Sears's campaign in 2012
Boich, Jr., Wayne M.$22,544
Ragan, Ginni D.$21,000
Lager, William L.$20,000
Ohio Republican Party$17,152
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$397,471
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sears won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Sears raised a total of $537,982.

2008

Sears won election to the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Sears raised a total of $518,272.

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.[15] 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

Sears has two children and currently resides in Monclova Township, Ohio.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Barbara Sears," accessed June 12, 2014
  2. barbarasears.com, "Issues," accessed April 25, 2014
  3. Ohio Secretary of State, "Official primary election results for May 6, 2014," accessed July 3, 2014
  4. Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012
  5. Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 Republican Primary Results," accessed June 12, 2014
  6. Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 12, 2014
  7. Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio official results for 2012 General Election," accessed June 10, 2014
  8. Ohio Secretary of State, "State Representative: Results for general election on November 2, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  9. Ohio Secretary of State, "Democratic State Representative: Results for Primary: May 4, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  10. Ohio Secretary of State, "Republican State Representative: Results for Primary: May 4, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  11. Ohio Secretary of State, "Republican State Representative: Results for Primary: March 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  12. Ohio Secretary of State, "Democratic State Representative: Results for Primary: March 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  13. Ohio Secretary of State, "State Representative: Results for general election on November 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  14. followthemoney.org, "Sears, Barbara," accessed June 2, 2013
  15. National Conference of State Legislatures, "2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar," accessed June 6, 2014(Archived)
Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 47
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 46
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Matt Szollosi (D)