|Ohio House of Representatives District 51|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
Retherford is a mortician's assistant at Hamilton Funeral Home. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Retherford served on the following committees:
|Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Military and Veterans Affairs|
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. Michele DeCresce was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Wes Retherford defeated Greg Jolivette and Arnold Engel in the Republican primary. DeCresce withdrew from the race before the general election, and was replaced by Lucinda Greene. Retherford and Greene will face off in the general election.
|Ohio House of Representatives, District 51 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Wes Retherford Incumbent||61.4%||5,238|
Retherford won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 51. Retherford was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Mark N. Hardig (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Ohio House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mark N. Hardig||43.3%||18,990|
Comprehensive donor information for Retherford is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Retherford raised a total of $27,101 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.
|Wes Retherford's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Ohio State House, District 51||$27,101|
|Grand Total Raised||$27,101|
2012Retherford won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Retherford raised a total of $27,101.
|Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Wes Retherford's campaign in 2012|
|Retherford, W. Richard||$2,500|
|Carruthers, Ralph R.||$2,150|
|Ohio Nurses Association||$1,500|
|Ohio Republican Party||$1,081|
|Ohio Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$27,101|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2014, Retherford's endorsements include the following:
- Butler County GOP
- Ohio Republican Party
- Ohio Society of CPAs
- Ohio Right To Life – Honor Roll
- Speaker William Batchelder
- Speaker Pro-Temp Matt Huffman
- Representative Tim Derickson
- Representative Margy Conditt
- Representative Jim Butler
- Representative Lou Terhar
- Representative Lou Blessing III
- Sheriff Richard K Jones
- Prosecutor Mike Gmoser
- Commissioner Cindy Carpenter
- Commissioner Don Dixon
- Recorder Danny Crank
- Mayor Steve Miller
- Councilman Adam Jones
- Councilman Marty Judd
- Councilwoman Debbie Pennington
- Councilman Terry Senger
- Councilman Chad Oberson
- Councilman Mike Snyder
- Butler Co GOP Executive Chairman Todd Hall
- Butler Co GOP Central Chair Judy Shelton
- Butler Co GOP Chairwoman Jewel Baker
- Cincinnati Right to life
- Buckeye Firearms
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Retherford and his wife, Leann, have two children. They currently reside in Hamilton, Ohio.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Official primary election results for May 6, 2014," accessed July 3, 2014
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 Republican Primary Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio official results for 2012 General Election," accessed June 10, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Retherford, Wes," accessed June 4, 2013
- wesretherford.com, "Endorsements," accessed April 28, 2014
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