Larry Obhof

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Larry Obhof Jr.
Larry Obhof.jpg
Ohio State Senate District 22
In office
February 1, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedFebruary 1, 2011
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Bachelor'sOhio State University
J.D.Yale Law School
Office website
Larry J. Obhof, Jr. (b. November 26, 1977) is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 22. He has served in the chamber since his appointment on February 1, 2011. Obhof was appointed to replace Bob Gibbs (R) who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.[1] Currently he is serving as Majority Whip.


Obhof received a B.A. in Economics, History and Political Science from Ohio State University. He obtained his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2003. Obhof is a practicing attorney and an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Committee assignments


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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Justice
Criminal Justice
Insurance and Financial Institutions
State Government, Oversight, and Reform
Ways and Means




See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Obhof won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate, District 22. Obhof was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated James E. Riley (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Ohio State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Obhof Jr. Incumbent 59.4% 94,525
     Democratic James E. Riley 40.6% 64,700
Total Votes 159,225

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Obhof is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Obhof raised a total of $661,057 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[3]

Larry Obhof's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Won $661,057
Grand Total Raised $661,057


Obhof won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Obhof raised a total of $661,057.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Obhof's campaign in 2012
Republican Senate Campaign Committee of Ohio$292,164
Ohio Republican Party$98,214
Westfield Group$15,350
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio$11,544
Lager, William L.$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$661,057
Source:Follow the Money


Obhof and his wife, Nicole, have 3 children. They currently reside in Medina, OH.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Gibbs
Ohio State Senate District 22
Succeeded by