Tom Letson

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Tom Letson
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Ohio House of Representatives, District 64
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sKent State University, 1983
J.D.University of Akron School of Law, 1988
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 29, 1952
Place of birthColumbus, Ohio
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Letson (b. September 29, 1952) is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Letson was ineligible to run for re-election to the House in 2014 because of term limits.

Biography

Letson earned his B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University and his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law. His professional experience includes serving as an acting Municipal Court Judge and a practicing attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Manufacturing and Workforce Development
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Letson won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 64. Letson defeated Sheila Calko and David C. Cook in the March 6 Democratic primary election and defeated Randy Law (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Letson Incumbent 60.2% 28,030
     Republican Randy Law 39.8% 18,496
Total Votes 46,526

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Letson won re-election to District 64 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[5] His opponents were Albert Haberstroh Jr. (R) and Randy Law (I). The election took place on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Letson (D) 18,767 62.57%
Albert Haberstroh Jr. (R) 11,225 37.43%

2008

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Letson won re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives. Letson defeated Thomas Montgomery in the general election.[8][9][10]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Letson (D) 31,783
Thomas Montgomery (R) 15,290

2006

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Letson won election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[11] His opponent was Randy Law (R).

Ohio House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Letson (D) 20,316
Randy Law (R) 16,953

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Letson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Letson raised a total of $588,883 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[12]

Tom Letson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 64 Won $67,769
2010 Ohio State House, District 64 Won $221,671
2008 Ohio State House, District 64 Won $98,495
2006 Ohio State House, District 64 Won $200,948
Grand Total Raised $588,883

2012

Letson won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Letson raised a total of $67,769.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Letson's campaign in 2012
Ohio Credit Union League$5,350
Time Warner Cable$4,000
Perdue, Michelle A.$3,000
Cafaro, John J.$2,500
Patriot Water Treatment LLC.$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$67,769
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Letson won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Letson raised a total of $221,671.

2008

Letson won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Letson raised a total of $98,495.

2006

Letson won election to the Ohio State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Letson raised a total of $200,948.

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.[13] 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

Letson and his wife have one child. They currently reside in Warren, Ohio.[1]

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Ohio House of Representatives - District 64
2007–present
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