|Ohio State Senate District 8|
|January 1, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
|Ohio State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Cincinnati, 1975|
|J.D.||University of Cincinnati Law School, 1978|
|Birthday||October 29, 1954|
|Place of birth||Cincinnati, OH|
Seitz has worked as an attorney for Taft, Stettinius and Hollister since 1978.
Seitz earned his BA from the University of Cincinnati in 1975. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1978.
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|
|Ohio Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Public Utilities|
|• Government Oversight|
|• Judiciary - Civil Justice|
|Ohio Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Insurance and Financial Institutions|
|• Government Oversight|
|• Insurance, Commerce and Labor|
|• Judiciary - Civil Justice|
|• Judiciary - Criminal Justice|
|• State and Local Government and Veterans' Affairs|
Senate Bill 5
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.
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). 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.
- 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.
|Ohio State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bill Seitz Incumbent||61.5%||104,852|
|Democratic||Richard G. Luken||38.5%||65,744|
On November 4, 2008, Seitz was elected to Ohio State Senate District 8 .
Seitz raised $411,531 for his campaign.
|Ohio State Senate District|
|Bill Seitz (R)||101,944|
|Daniel McCarthy (D)||69,425|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which he was not up for re-election, Seitz raised $233,448. 
Listed below are primary contributors.
|OHIO DENTAL ASSOCIATION||$8,000|
|OHIO HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION||$7,000|
|WEXNER, LESLIE H||$6,000|
|BOICH JR, WAYNE MICHAEL||$5,000|
In 2008 Seitz raised $411,531.
Listed below are the largest contributors.
|OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY||$21,026|
|OHIO STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION||$15,000|
|OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS||$10,000|
|BOICH JR, WAYNE MICHAEL||$10,000|
Seitz and his wife Diane have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Bill + Seitz + Ohio + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Ohio Senate eyes Internet cafe bill - Toledo Blade
- Colerain dedicates memorial Friday - Cincinnati.com
- Revising clean-energy rules might wait till fall - Columbus Dispatch
- Ohio has hundreds fewer Internet cafes than originally estimated, officials say - Plain Dealer
- Ohio bill would put open-container areas in cities - Dayton Daily News
- Large industrial electricity users should support the energy-efficiency mandate - Crain's Cleveland Business (blog)
- Area leaders seeking funds for Tuscarawas - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
- Bill targets repeat violent offenders caught with guns - Columbus Dispatch
- Energy policy debate looms; Ohio standards for renewable energy may be ... - Power Engineering Magazine
- Five Years Later: Clean Energy ?Under Attack? in Ohio? - Public News Service - Public News Service
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- Profile from the Ohio Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- ↑ Newt Gingrich 2012, "Newt 2012 Announces Leadership Team for Ohio," February 29, 2012
- ↑ Columbus Dispatch, "Some GOP senators say bill goes too far," February 18, 2011
- ↑ Cleveland Leader, "Ohio Republicans Reconfigure Senate Committee to Ensure Passage of SB 5," March 2, 2011
- ↑ Wall Street Journal, "Ohio Senate Passes Bill Curbing Bargaining," March 2, 2011
- ↑ Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012
- ↑ "Ohio State Senate official election results for 2008"
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on 2008 campaign contributions 2008
- ↑ 2010 Campaign Donations
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on 2008 campaign contributions
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