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Heather Bishoff

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Heather Bishoff
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Ohio House of Representatives District 20
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFranklin University
ProfessionSmall business owner
Office website
Campaign website
Heather Bishoff is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 20. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Bishop earned her B.S. in Finance from Franklin University. She is the co-owner of The Bishoff Financial Group.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Bishoff served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2015
Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety
Health and Aging


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Bishoff served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Bishoff's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Tax Policy

  • Excerpt: "It is important to understand the root of rising costs rather than just asking Ohioans for more money. Just as a proprietor can't continually fix problems by always charging customers more, we cannot fix our issues at the state level by asking taxpayers for more money."


  • Excerpt: "Opiate abuse and heroin addiction have reached every community in Ohio. We must address this issue with comprehensive solutions ranging from prevention and chain of custody to wrap-around treatment services."

Military Careers

  • Excerpt: "Military jobs are an important part of the diversification of Ohio's overall jobs portfolio. With two bases in the 20th district, they are a stabilizing factor to the local economy. Our local military presence offers opportunities for our youth as it did for Representative Bishoff through the US Army."


  • Excerpt: "The transition back to civilian life can be difficult for combat veterans returning home and their families. Their struggles are not confined to a vacuum — 34,000 Ohio children are part of this equation. Serving those that served our country should always be a priority of our state."


  • Excerpt: "With almost 2 million school-aged children in Ohio, education is an issue in critical need of attention. As a mother of four, Representative Bishoff feels the safety, academic achievement and funding of education in Ohio needs to be addressed with all stakeholders at the table and politics checked at the door."



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Heather Bishoff was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Dan Mefford was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bishoff defeated Mefford in the general election.[3]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 20 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Bishoff Incumbent 57.2% 16,436
     Republican Dan Mefford 42.8% 12,319
Total Votes 28,755


See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bishoff won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 20. Bishoff defeated Marco J. Miller in the March 6 Democratic primary and defeated Nathan Burd (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Bishoff 59.3% 31,284
     Republican Nathan Burd 40.7% 21,492
Total Votes 52,776
Ohio House of Representatives Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Bishoff 56.4% 2,549
Marco Miller 43.6% 1,971
Total Votes 4,520

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bishoff is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bishoff raised a total of $545,095 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[7]

Heather Bishoff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 20 Won $545,095
Grand Total Raised $545,095


Bishoff won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bishoff raised a total of $545,095.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Heather Bishoff's campaign in 2012
House Democratic Caucus Fund of Ohio$184,341
Ohio Democratic Party$180,401
Ohio State Auto Workers$11,544
Ohio Civil Service Employees Association Local 11$11,544
Electrical Workers Local 683$11,500
Total Raised in 2012$545,095
Source: Follow the Money


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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.

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In 2012, Bishoff's endorsements included the following:[8]


Bishoff and her husband, Eric, have four children. They currently reside in Blacklick, Ohio.[1]

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Preceded by
Nancy Garland (D)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 20
Succeeded by