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W. Carlton Weddington

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W. Carlton Weddington
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Ohio House of Representatives District 27
Former officeholder
In office
2009-2012
Term ends
January 7, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
CandidateVerification
W. Carlton Weddington was a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He represented District 27 from 2009 - 2012. He resigned in March of 2012 after being after being indicted on a bribery charge.[1]

Weddington has served as president for Central Region Ohio School Board Association and as a member of Columbus Board of Education. He has also been a member of the Columbus City Council. Weddington has worked as a liaison officer for Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services. His other professional experience includes working as a manager, as a caseworker/staff assistant for Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and as a tennis instructor. Weddington earned his B.A. in political science from Hampton University.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Weddington was appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Weddington is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 25. Weddington was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and is challenged by Seth B. Golding (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Weddington won re-election to District 27 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[4] His opponent was Meagan Cyrus (R). The election took place on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png W. Carlton Weddington (D) 21,251 84.00%
Meagan Cyrus (R) 4,047 16.00%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Weddington won election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[7][8][9]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png W. Carlton Weddington (D) 35,293
Jim Hunter (R) 7,185

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Weddington collected $62,512 in donations.[10]

These were the largest contributors in 2010.

Donor Amount
OHIO LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS $6,182
OHIO CREDIT UNION LEAGUE $2,750
PROGRESSIVE ACTION FOR OHIO $2,600
PALMORE, DANNETTE $2,500
COLUMBUS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION $2,000
OHIO DENTAL ASSOCIATION $1,650

2008

In 2008, Weddington collected $62,465 in donations.[11]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $6,000
OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION $2,500
STEELWORKERS DISTRICT 1 $2,000
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AFSCME LOCAL 4 $2,000
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES $2,000

Controversies

Bribery indictment

Weddington surrendered to the FBI on March 13, 2012 after being indicted on a bribery charge. According to Edward Hanko, FBI special agent in charge of the Cincinnati field office, the Bureau set up an undercover sting, creating a fake business entity that spent over $16,000 to send Weddington to Miami and California as well as giving him cash and campaign contributions. In exchange, Weddington allegedly agreed to introduce legislation on behalf of the business. He is charged with one count of bribery, one count of election falsification and one count of filing a false financial-disclosure form.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 27
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Kevin Boyce