Louis Terhar

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Louis Terhar
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Ohio House of Representatives District 30
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedSeptember 13, 2011
Appointed byHouse Republican Caucus
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
ProfessionManaging Director, Strategic Planning Advisors LLC
Office website
Louis Terhar is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first appointed to the chamber in September 2011 to replace Robert Mecklenborg (R), who was charged with a DUI.[1]


Terhar is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Syracuse University and Harvard University. He is the managing director for Strategic Planning Advisors LLC. He also teaches in Xavier University's Executive MBA program.[2] Terhar retired as a Commander from the United States Navy.

Committee assignments


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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform
Public Utilities
Ways and Means


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Terhar was appointed to the following committees:



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Louis Terhar is unopposed in the Republican primary, while Mark Childers is unopposed in the Democratic primary.


See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Terhar won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 30. Terhar was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Steven Newsome (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLouis Terhar Incumbent 69.2% 37,707
     Democratic Steven Newsome 30.8% 16,804
Total Votes 54,511

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Terhar is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Terhar raised a total of $112,478 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[5]

Louis Terhar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 30 Won $112,478
Grand Total Raised $112,478


Terhar won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Terhar raised a total of $112,478.


Terhar and his wife, Debe, have four children and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.[2]

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Preceded by
Robert Mecklenborg (R)
Ohio House of Representatives District 30
Succeeded by