Louis W. Blessing, III
|Louis W. Blessing, III|
|Ohio House of Representatives District 29|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Labor, and Technology|
|• Policy and Legislative Oversight|
|• Public Utilities|
Blessing's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I believe that small businesses truly drive our economy. However, I feel that the incentives to start a small business are too few, while the liabilities of running a small business are too great."
2nd Amendment Rights
- Excerpt: "I will therefore oppose any legislation that seeks to erode 2nd Amendment rights and am a proud member of the NRA."
Right to Life
- Excerpt: "I believe that life begins at conception and therefore stand with the Right to Life movement. I will oppose legislation that seeks to eliminate the rights of the unborn. Moreover, I will work to remove public funding for abortion clinics."
- Excerpt: "Education is a very high priority and I do not believe that massive funding will eliminate the problems with our educational system. In keeping with my pro-free market thinking I propose that education be treated like a business. Poorly performing schools should be closed down in the same sense that poorly performing businesses go bankrupt. With that in mind, I support school vouchers, tuition tax credits, and school choice."
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. Tammy Simendinger was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Louis W. Blessing, III was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nathan Lane ran as a Green Party candidate. Blessing defeated Simendinger and Lane in the general election.
Blessing won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 29. Blessing defeated Pakkiri Rajagopal in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Hubert E. Brown (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Ohio House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Louis W. Blessing, III||61.3%||31,427|
|Democratic||Hubert E. Brown||38.7%||19,869|
|Ohio House of Representatives, District 29 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Blessing is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Blessing raised a total of $30,399 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.
|Louis W. Blessing, III's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Ohio State House, District 29||$30,399|
|Grand Total Raised||$30,399|
2012Blessing won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Blessing raised a total of $30,399.
|Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Louis W. Blessing, III's campaign in 2012|
|Committee to Elect Blessing||$10,802|
|J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.||$2,000|
|Taft St & Hol PAC||$1,250|
|Ohio Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$30,399|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- citizensforblessing.com, "Issues," accessed August 22, 2014
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Official primary election results for May 6, 2014," accessed July 3, 2014
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012
- Ohio Secretary of State “2012 primary results”
- followthemoney.org, "Blessing III, Louis W. ," accessed June 1, 2013
Lou Blessing, Jr. (R)
|Ohio House of Representatives - District 29
| Succeeded by|
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