Ron Amstutz

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Ron Amstutz
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Ohio House of Representatives District 1
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Mayor of Orville
1975 - 1980
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ron Amstutz (b. June 2, 1951) is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Amstutz previously represented District 3 from 1980-2000. He was a member of the Ohio State Senate from 2000-2008. He has served as a member of the Orville City Charter Commission from 1974 to 1975 and as the Mayor of Orville from 1975 to 1980.[1]

Biography

Amstutz earned his B.A. in Government Communications from Capital University. His professional experience includes working as a writer, photographer, editor and bureau editor for The Daily Record.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Appropriations
Public Utilities
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Amstutz served on the following committees:

Issues

Tax reform

On February 12, 2013, Amstutz introduced House Bill 59, Governor John Kasich's proposed fiscal year 2014-15 budget. Among other things, this bill would significantly alter the Ohio tax system.[2] The bill would cut the business income tax by 50 percent and the personal income tax by 20 percent. The bill would also decrease the state sales tax from 5.5 to 5 percent while making more services subject to the state income tax. Further revenue would be raised by changing the state tax on oil drilling companies from $0.20/barrel to 4 percent, although it would be eliminated for smaller companies.[3] Noting in its technical review of HB 59 that previous attempts in other states to significantly expand the sales tax base had failed for a variety of reasons, the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP found that Kasich's "ambitious" tax reforms would hit Ohio businesses most directly and hardest although individual consumers will bear the brunt of these new taxes in the form of higher prices for the things they typically buy and use."[4] The progressive think tank Ohio Policy Matters strongly criticized Kasich's income and sales tax reforms and calculated the proposal would result in a tax cut of $10,369 for the top 1 percent of income earners and tax increase of $63 for the bottom 1 percent.[5] The Ohio Liberty Coalition, a coalition of Ohio Tea Party groups, opposed Kasich's proposed tax increases for oil companies.[6] Upon its introduction by Amstutz, the bill was referred to the Finance and Appropriations Committee.

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 Ron Amstutz was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[7]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Amstutz won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 1. Amstutz was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated John Maglio (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Amstutz Incumbent 65.9% 32,110
     Democratic John Maglio 34.1% 16,626
Total Votes 48,736

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Amstutz won re-election to District 3 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[11] He ran unopposed.[12][13] The election took place on November 2, 2010.

Ohio House of Representatives, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Amstutz (R) 29,003 100.00%

2008

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Amstutz again won election to the Ohio House of Representatives after leaving that house to serve in the Ohio State Senate.[14][15][16]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Amstutz (R) 32,034
Merle Miller (D) 17,199

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Amstutz is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Amstutz raised a total of $1,861,202 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[17]

Ron Amstutz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 1 Won $420,069
2010 Ohio State House, District 3 Won $253,760
2008 Ohio State House, District 3 Won $115,375
2006 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $134,547
2004 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Won $204,354
2002 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $88,475
2000 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Won $556,104
1998 Ohio State House, District 7 Won $41,690
1996 Ohio State House, District 7 Won $46,828
Grand Total Raised $1,861,202

2012

Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $420,069.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron Amstutz's campaign in 2012
Ragan, Ginni D.$22,500
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio$13,000
Colleran, Brian$11,000
Boich, Wayne M.$11,000
Brennan, David L.$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$420,069
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $253,760.

2008

Amstutz won election to the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $115,375.

2006

Amstutz was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $134,547.

2004

Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $204,354.

2002

Amstutz was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $88,475.

2000

Amstutz won election to the Ohio State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $556,104.

1998

Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $41,690.

1996

Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $46,828.

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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.[18] 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

Amstutz and his wife, Joanne, have two children. They currently reside in Wooster, Ohio.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Ron Amstutz," accessed June 12, 2014
  2. Ohio General Assembly, "Bill Text: HB59," accessed June 12, 2014
  3. Cleveland.com, "Gov. John Kasich's budget plan unveiled in full as House Bill 59," February 12, 2013
  4. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, "State and Local Tax Alert: Ohio Tax Reform Bill Introduced - House Bill No. 59," February 15, 2013
  5. Ohio Policy Matters, "Kasich tax proposal would further tilt tax system in favor of Ohio’s affluent," February 2013
  6. Media Trackers, "Ohio Liberty Coalition Bashes Gov. Kasich’s Tax Hike Talk," February 20, 2013
  7. Ohio Secretary of State, "Official primary election results for May 6, 2014," accessed July 3, 2014
  8. Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012
  9. Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Results," accessed May 24, 2012
  10. Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio official results for 2012 General Election," accessed June 10, 2014
  11. Ohio Secretary of State, "State Representative: Results for general election on November 2, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  12. Ohio Secretary of State, "Democratic State Representative: Results for Primary: May 4, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  13. Ohio Secretary of State, "Republican State Representative: Results for Primary: May 4, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  14. Ohio Secretary of State, "Republican State Representative: Results for Primary: March 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  15. Ohio Secretary of State, "Democratic State Representative: Results for Primary: March 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  16. Ohio Secretary of State, "State Representative: Results for general election on November 4, 2008," accessed June 11, 2014
  17. followthemoney.org, "Amstutz, Ron," accessed May 31, 2013
  18. National Conference of State Legislatures, "2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar," accessed June 6, 2014(Archived)
Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 1
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 3
2009-2013
Succeeded by
Tim W. Brown (R)