Cliff Hite

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Cliff Hite
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Ohio State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed2011
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Ohio State House of Representatives
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky, 1977
Personal
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Clifford 'Cliff' K. Hite is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 1. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2011 to replace Stephen Buehrer (R).

Hite represented District 76 in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.

Biography

Hite earned his B.S. in Secondary Education and Social Studies from the University of Kentucky in 1977. His professional experience includes working as a teacher and coach at Findlay High School.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Education
Energy and Natural Resources
Insurance and Financial Institutions
Public Utilities

2011-2012

2009-2010

Prior to leaving the house, Hite served on the following committees:

Issues

Senate Bill 5

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

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 Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), who opposed the bill, and replaced him with Hite.[2] 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.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate 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 Cliff Hite defeated Milo Schaffner and Corey Shankleton in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4]

2012

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Hite won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate, District 1. Hite was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and was also unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Ohio State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Hite 100% 107,472
Total Votes 107,472

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hite won re-election to District 76 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[7] His opponents were Jeffrey Detmer (D) and Steven Gossard (I). The election took place on November 2, 2010.[8][9]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 76
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Cliff Hite (R) 27,037 70.78%
Jeffrey Detmer (D) 7,631 19.98%
Steven Gossard (I) 3,528 9.24%

2008

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hite won re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[10][11][12]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 76
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cliff Hite (R) 43,555
Patrick Matheny (WI) (I) 712

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hite is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hite raised a total of $636,059 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[13]

Cliff Hite's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate, District 1 Won $276,575
2010 Ohio State House, District 76 Won $118,822
2008 Ohio State House, District 76 Won $164,941
2006 Ohio State House, District 76 Won $75,721
Grand Total Raised $636,059

2012

Hite won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hite raised a total of $276,575.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cliff Hite's campaign in 2012
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio$9,000
Ohio Association of Realtors$8,000
FirstEnergy Corp.$7,500
American Electric Power$7,500
Chesapeake Energy$5,750
Total Raised in 2012$276,575
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hite won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Hite raised a total of $118,822.

2008

Hite won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Hite raised a total of $164,941.

2006

Hite won election to the Ohio State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Hite raised a total of $75,721.

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.[14] 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

Hite and his wife, Diane, have three children. They currently reside in Findlay, Ohio.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Buehrer (R)
Ohio State Senate District 1
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 76
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Robert Sprague (R)