Robert Sprague

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Robert Sprague
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Ohio House of Representatives District 83
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
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 4, 2014
Appointed2011
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Robert Sprague is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 83. He was first appointed to the chamber in February 2011 to replace Cliff Hite (R), who was appointed to the Ohio State Senate.[1]

Biography

Sprague earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and his M.B.A. from University of North Carolina. Sprague was the owner of a management consulting firm prior to his legislative career.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Appropriations
Insurance
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sprague served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives 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 Robert Sprague was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gregory Norris is running as a Libertarian candidate and Kevin Rettig is running as an Independent candidate. Sprague, Norris and Rettig will face off in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sprague won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 83. Sprague defeated Kevin Rettig in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated John F. Kostyo (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 83, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Sprague Incumbent 67.3% 31,623
     Democratic John F. Kostyo 32.7% 15,350
Total Votes 46,973
Ohio State House of Representatives, District 83 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Sprague Incumbent 64.8% 10,161
Kevin Rettig 35.2% 5,528
Total Votes 15,689

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sprague is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sprague raised a total of $153,582 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[5]

Robert Sprague's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 83 Won $153,582
Grand Total Raised $153,582

2012

Sprague won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Sprague raised a total of $153,582.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Sprague's campaign in 2012
Sprague, Constance C.$14,845
Sprague, Robert F.$11,170
Harpst, Gary$7,500
Ridge, Jack$5,000
Ohio Republican Party$4,400
Total Raised in 2012$153,582
Source:Follow the Money

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.[6] 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

Sprague and his wife, Amanda, have four children. They currently reside in Findlay, Ohio.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 83
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Cliff Hite (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 76
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Matt Lynch (R)