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Rick Perales

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Rick Perales
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Ohio House of Representatives District 73
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,584/year
Bachelor'sAuburn University, 1982
Master'sTroy State University, 1992
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Office website
Campaign website
Rick Perales is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Perales earned his B.S. in Building Construction from Auburn University in 1982. He later earned a M.S. in International Relations from Troy State University in 1992.

Committee assignments


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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Military and Veterans Affairs
Policy and Legislative Oversight
Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Perales won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 73. Perales defeated Jarrod Martin and Eric Spicer in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Bill Conner (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Perales 63.5% 35,100
     Democratic Bill Conner 36.5% 20,209
Total Votes 55,309
Ohio House of Representatives, District 73 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Perales 59.8% 10,623
Eric Spicer 20.9% 3,705
Jarrod Martin 19.3% 3,422
Total Votes 17,750

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Perales is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Perales raised a total of $124,546 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[3]

Rick Perales's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 73 Won $124,546
Grand Total Raised $124,546
Perales won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Perales raised a total of $124,546.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Perales's campaign in 2012
Perales, Richard G.$10,000
Harris, Larry$3,500
Harris, Chris B.$3,000
Urse, John S.$2,500
Ross, Tammy S.$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$124,546
Source:Follow the Money



In 2012, Perales received endorsements from the following:[4]

  • Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
  • The Ohio Manufacturers' Association
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce


Perales and his wife, Becka, have four children.

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