Kevin Bacon

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Kevin Bacon
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Ohio State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Ohio State House of Representatives
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sMiami University
J.D.Capital University Law School
Personal
Place of birthDefiance, OH
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kevin Bacon is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Bacon represented District 21 in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.

Biography

Bacon earned his B.A. from Miami University and J.D. from Capital University Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Farmers Insurance and as an enforcement attorney for Ohio Department of Commerce. Bacon has also served as a trustee for the Blendon Township.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Justice
Commerce and Labor
Insurance and Financial Institutions
Public Safety, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs
Reference
State Government, Oversight, and Reform

2011-2012

2009-2010

Prior to joining the Ohio State Senate, Bacon served on the following committees:

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. Star Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kevin Bacon defeated Kevin Solveson in the Republican primary. Bacon and Johnson will face off in the general election.[2]

Ohio State Senate, District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Bacon Incumbent 78.7% 13,062
Kevin Solveson 21.3% 3,526
Total Votes 16,588

2010

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010

Bacon was eligible to seek re-election, but decided not to. Instead, Bacon was elected to the Ohio State Senate in District 3. He was unopposed in the primary and faced Mark Pfeifer (D) and William Yarbrough (L) in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Ohio State Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Bacon (R) 72,337 50.93%
Mark Pfeifer (D) 63,844 44.95%
William Yarbrough (L) 5,849 4.12%

2008

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Bacon won re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[7][8][9]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 21
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Bacon (R) 27,494
Jay Perez (D) 24,073
Jeremiah Arn (L) 1,772

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010 Bacon raised $738,240.[10]

Listed below are primary contributors.

Donor Amount
REPUBLICAN SENATE CAMPAIGN CMTE OF OHIO $370,642
OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY $126,065
RAGAN, GINNI D $12,396
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $7,500
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $6,400

2008

In 2008, Bacon collected $340,127 in donations.[11]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY $34,842
DOLAN, LAWRENCE J $10,670
DOLAN, EVA HAAS $10,670
DOLAN, HELEN A $10,670
DOLAN, CHARLES F $10,670

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.[12] 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

Bacon and his wife, Melissa, have three children. They currently reside in Minerva Park, Ohio. In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Bacon one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Goodman (R)
Ohio State Senate District 3
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 21
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Mike Duffey (R)