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Lou Blessing, Jr.

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Lou Blessing, Jr.
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Ohio House of Representatives District 29
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Ohio State House of Representatives
2011 - 2012
Compensation
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Ohio State Senate, District 8
1983-1996
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Cincinnati
J.D.Northern Kentucky University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
Louis W. Blessing, Jr. (b. 1948) is a former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 29 from 2005 to 2013. Blessing served as Speaker Pro Tempore in the 2011-2012 legislative session. He previously represented District 29 from 1983-1996. Blessing was also a Senator in the Ohio State Senate from 1996-2004. His other political experience includes president, trustee, and clerk association for Hamiltion County Colerain Township Board.

Blessing is an attorney.

Blessing earned a BBA in economics from the University of Cincinnati and J.D. from Northern Kentucky University. He and his wife, Linda, have two children;[1] their son, Louis W. Blessing, III, succeeded Blessing in the House in 2013.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Blessing did not run for re-election in 2012.

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Blessing won re-election to District 29 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[2] His opponent was Liz Ping (D). The election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lou Blessing (R) 25,182 60.05%
Liz Ping (D) 16,751 39.95%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Blessing won re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[4]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lou Blessing, Jr. (R) 30,802
Adam Noe (D) 25,547

2006

On November 7, 2006, Blessing won election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[5] His opponent was Brent Gray (R).

Ohio House of Representatives, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lou Blessing, Jr. (D) 24,295
Brent Gray (R) 16,712

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Blessing collected $204,808 in donations.[6]

These were the largest contributors in 2010.

Donor Amount
OETERS, DONALD A $11,000
HAWK, LEO J $11,000
EMPIRE PLACE LLC $10,000
RAGAN, GINNI D $10,000
NEWBOLD, CRAIG E $10,000
SMALL, MARK $10,000

2008

In 2008, Blessing collected $70,139 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
DOLAN, HELEN A $10,670
DOLAN, CHARLES F $10,670
RPM INTERNATIONAL $10,000
OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION $4,000
OHIO ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE $3,900
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $2,500
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $2,200

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 29
2005–present
Succeeded by
Louis W. Blessing, III (R)