Bill Seitz

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Bill Seitz
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Ohio State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Ohio State House of Representatives
2001-2009
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Cincinnati, 1975
J.D.University of Cincinnati Law School, 1978
Personal
BirthdayOctober 29, 1954
Place of birthCincinnati, OH
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William 'Bill' J. Seitz (b. October 29, 1954) is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Seitz served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009. He served as the State House Majority Whip from 2007 to 2008. He was a member of the Cincinnati Public School Board of Education from 1990 to 1993 and Green Township Trustee from 1994 to 2000.[1]

Biography

Seitz earned his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1975 and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1978. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Taft, Stettinius and Hollister since 1978.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Justice
Commerce and Labor
Criminal Justice
Public Utilities
State Government, Oversight, and Reform
Transportation

2011-2012

2009-2010

Issues

Legislation

Senate Bill 5

See also: Ohio State Senate Bill 5 (2011) and Ohio Senate Bill 5 Veto Referendum (2011)
Seitz expresses concerns

In a February 18, 2011 interview with The Columbus Dispatch, Seitz voiced concerns about the controversial collective bargaining bill, stating that the bill gives too much power to management. However, Seitz says he is confident that some sort of reform will pass.[2]

Removal from Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee

Before Senate Bill 5 passed the Ohio State Senate, the bill almost stalled in the Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee. Needing 7 votes to advance the bill to the floor, Republican leadership realized that only six yes votes were present on the committee. Republican leadership quickly removed Seitz, who opposed the bill, and replaced him with Cliff Hite (R-Findlay).[3] The change, effected just hours prior to the bill's passage, has been sharply criticized by Democratic leadership. Republicans, however, defended the move, saying that it was necessary to move the process forward.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Seitz won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate, District 8. Seitz was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Richard G. Luken (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Ohio State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Seitz Incumbent 61.5% 104,852
     Democratic Richard G. Luken 38.5% 65,744
Total Votes 170,596

2008

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Seitz was elected to Ohio State Senate District 8.[7]

Seitz raised $411,531 for his campaign.[8]

Ohio State Senate District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Seitz (R) 101,944
Daniel McCarthy (D) 69,425

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Seitz is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Seitz raised a total of $1,999,482 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[9]

Bill Seitz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate, District 8 Won $349,910
2010 Ohio State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $288,123
2008 Ohio State Senate, District 8 Won $411,531
2006 Ohio State House, District 30 Won $332,610
2004 Ohio State House, District 30 Won $299,032
2002 Ohio State House, District 30 Won $197,705
2000 Ohio State House, District 34 Won $120,571
Grand Total Raised $1,999,482

2012

Seitz won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Seitz raised a total of $349,910.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Seitz's campaign in 2012
Ohio Republican Party$29,601
Ohio Education Association$13,950
American Electric Power$9,000
Ohio Association of Realtors$7,500
Ohio Dental Association$6,300
Total Raised in 2012$349,910
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Seitz was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Seitz raised a total of $288,123.

2008

Seitz won election to the Ohio State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Seitz raised a total of $411,531.

2006

Seitz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Seitz raised a total of $332,610.

2004

Seitz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Seitz raised a total of $299,032.

2002

Seitz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Seitz raised a total of $197,705.

2000

Seitz won election to the Ohio State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Seitz raised a total of $120,571.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bill Seitz endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

Personal

Seitz and his wife, Diane, have two children. They currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1]

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