Stephanie Kunze

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Stephanie Kunze
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Ohio House of Representatives District 24
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hilliard City Council
Education
Bachelor'sIndiana University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Stephanie Kunze is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 24. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Kunze earned her B.A. in English from Indiana University. She previously served on the Hilliard City Council.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Regulatory Reform
Education
Insurance
Rules and Reference

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Kunze's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt: "She will continue to work hard to protect those who create jobs by fighting burdensome government regulations and overbearing taxes. Stephanie will continue to support those who create jobs – not punish them."

Lowering Taxes

  • Excerpt: "If re-elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, Stephanie Kunze will continue the fight to create a friendlier business climate that will enable small businesses to stay or relocate to our great state. This will allow for true economic growth and for new job creation."

Reducing Spending

  • Excerpt: "Stephanie Kunze believes that our state government needs to start running more efficiently and be held accountable for the taxpayers’ dollars it spends. Finding and eliminating government waste has been one of Stephanie Kunze’s top priorities as State Representative."

Making Health Care More Affordable

  • Excerpt: "Stephanie Kunze is proud our state has some of the best physicians and hospitals in the country and believes that health care should remain in the hands of individuals and caregivers – not the government."

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. Kathy Hoff was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Stephanie Kunze defeated Pat Manley in the Republican primary. Mark Noble is running as a Libertarian candidate. Kunze, Hoff and Noble will face off in the general election.[3]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kunze won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 24. Kunze was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Maureen Reedy (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Thomas Alban ran as a write-in candidate.[4][5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Kunze 51.9% 32,630
     Democratic Maureen Reedy 48% 30,197
     Independent Thomas Alban 0.1% 89
Total Votes 62,916

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kunze is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kunze raised a total of $730,846 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[6]

Stephanie Kunze's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 24 Won $730,846
Grand Total Raised $730,846

2012

Kunze won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kunze raised a total of $730,846.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephanie Kunze's campaign in 2012
Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee$566,359
Ohio Republican Party$82,398
Lager, William L.$11,544
Yassenoff, Erik F.$3,500
Enterprise Holdings$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$730,846
Source:Follow the Money

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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.

Personal

Kunze and her husband, Matt, have two children: Hannah and Abigail. They currently reside in Hilliard, Ohio.[1]

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Ohio House of Representatives - District 24
2013–present
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