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Damschroder withdrew from the race after it became clear that not adding his signature to two of his five petitions would have invalidated his candidacy.  Damschroder would have likely been entirely unopposed, as Democrats did not field a candidate.  On February 21, Damschroder's wife, Rhonda, filed to run as a write-in candidate in the Republican primary.  Should she win, she would withdraw from the general election, presumably allowing GOP officials to place her husband on the ballot in November.  However, the foul-up could lead to a more challenging race.  Bill Reineke, Jr., CEO of an area Ford dealership, said he is looking to join the Republican primary as a write-in, and 2012 opponent [[William E. Young|Bill Young]] could become a write-in candidate in the Democratic primary. The deadline for write-in candidates is today.  Damschroder the incumbent expressed regret and embarrassment, admitting that the omission was his fault and that having his wife run was the only legal option available.  He said he does not believe party officials would nominate a different replacement candidate.  This is not the first time Rhonda Damschroder has been involved in her husband's campaign; a former teacher, she served as campaign treasurer in previous years.<ref>[http://www.limaohio.com/news/home_top/783081/Rex-Damschroders-wife-to-run-for-his-seat-then-he-might-replace-her ''Associated Press'', "Rex Damschroder’s wife to run for his seat, then he might replace her," February 20, 2014. Accessed February 21, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2014/02/21/Wife-to-run-as-primary-stand-in-for-state-rep.html ''The Toledo Blade'', "Wife to run as primary stand-in for state Rep. Damschroder," February 21, 2014. Accessed February 21, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/article/20140221/NEWS01/302210003 ''CentralOhio.com'', "Damschroder's wife to act as placeholder in primary," February 21, 2014. Accessed February 21, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.thenews-messenger.com/article/20140213/NEWS01/302130007/Rex-Damschroder-out-state-rep-race-now ''The News-Messenger'', "Damschroder out of race, for now," February 14, 2014. Accessed February 21, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2014/02/13/Faulty-petitions-cause-Damschroder-to-withdraw-candidacy-for-re-election.html ''The Toledo Blade'', "Faulty petitions cause Damschroder to withdraw candidacy for re-election," February 13, 2014. Accessed February 21, 2014]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
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Rex Arthur Damschroder
Rex Arthur Damschroder.jpg
Ohio House of Representatives District 88
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University
Master'sTiffin University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rex Arthur Damschroder is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Damschroder previously served in the House from 1995 to 2003.

Biography

Damschroder earned his B.A. from Bowling Green State University and his M.B.A. from Tiffin University. He has been a small business owner, adjunct instructor and realtor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
State and Local Government
Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

Damschroder withdrew from the race after it became clear that not adding his signature to two of his five petitions would have invalidated his candidacy. Damschroder would have likely been entirely unopposed, as Democrats did not field a candidate. On February 21, Damschroder's wife, Rhonda, filed to run as a write-in candidate in the Republican primary. Should she win, she would withdraw from the general election, presumably allowing GOP officials to place her husband on the ballot in November. However, the foul-up could lead to a more challenging race. Bill Reineke, Jr., CEO of an area Ford dealership, said he is looking to join the Republican primary as a write-in, and 2012 opponent Bill Young could become a write-in candidate in the Democratic primary. The deadline for write-in candidates is today. Damschroder the incumbent expressed regret and embarrassment, admitting that the omission was his fault and that having his wife run was the only legal option available. He said he does not believe party officials would nominate a different replacement candidate. This is not the first time Rhonda Damschroder has been involved in her husband's campaign; a former teacher, she served as campaign treasurer in previous years.[1][2][3][4][5]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Damschroder won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 88. Damschroder was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated William E. Young (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRex Arthur Damschroder Incumbent 55.6% 27,923
     Democratic William E. Young 44.4% 22,290
Total Votes 50,213

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Damschroder defeated Benjamin Nutter (R) and Bill Hrabak (C) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 81
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rex Arthur Damschroder (R) 21,008 55.31%
Benjamin Nutter (D) 14,899 39.23%
Bill Hrabak (C) 2,075 5.46%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Damschroder is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Damschroder raised a total of $144,466 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[8]

Rex Arthur Damschroder's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 88 Won $40,791
2010 Ohio State House, District 81 Won $79,034
2008 Ohio State House, District 81 Defeated $18,350
2002 Ohio State House, District 81 Defeated $6,291
Grand Total Raised $144,466

2012

Damschroder won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Damschroder raised a total of $40,791.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rex Arthur Damschroder's campaign in 2012
Ohio Association of Realtors$2,500
Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee$1,830
Temporary Accounting Discrepancy$1,073
Beer Wine PAC$1,000
Ohio Trucking Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$40,791
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Damschroder won election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Damschroder raised a total of $79,034.

2008

Damschroder lost the election for the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Damschroder raised a total of $18,350.

2002

Damschroder lost the election for the Ohio State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Damschroder raised a total of $6,291.

Personal

Damschroder and his wife, Rhonda, have two children. They live in Fremont, Ohio.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 88
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jeff Wagner (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 81
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Lynn Wachtmann (R)