Robert Mecklenborg

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Robert Mecklenborg
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Ohio House Of Representatives District 30
Former member
Term in office began
2007
Term in office ended
July 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
Robert Mecklenborg was a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He represented District 30 from 2007 to 2011. He resigned in 2011 after being arrested for drunk driving in Indiana. Mecklenborg has pleaded not guilty to to the charges.[1] He was replaced by Louis Terhar (R).[2]

Mecklenborg's political experience includes serving as law director for the City of Cheviot. Mecklenborg is an attorney, and has worked as assistant county attorney for Hamilton County and prosecutor/solicitor for the City of Cleves.

Mecklenborg earned his bachelor's from Ohio University and JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He and his wife, Jan, have three children; Jill, Rob, and Laura.[3]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mecklenborg was appointed to the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Higher Education

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mecklenborg won re-election to District 30 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[4] His opponent was Richard Luken (D). The election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 30
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Mecklenborg (R) 37,015 79.64%
Richard Luken (D) 9,463 20.36%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mecklenborg won re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Mecklenborg (R) 44,338
Bob Klug (D) 15,343

2006

On November 7, 2006, Mecklenborg won election to the Ohio House of Representatives.[7] He was unopposed.

Ohio House of Representatives, District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Mecklenborg (D) 36,218

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Mecklenborg collected $81,883 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors in 2010.

Donor Amount
OHIO DENTAL ASSOCIATION $3,750
ANNESS, MARTHA $3,500
OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION $2,400
DUKE ENERGY $2,000
OHIO HOUSE REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATIONAL CMTE $1,917
MAAS, JOSEPH $1,800

2008

In 2008, Mecklenborg collected $392,982 in donations.[9]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
OHIO HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN CMTE $55,913
MECKLENBORG, ROBERT B $14,135
LINDNER, CARL H $11,000
DOLAN, CHARLES F $10,670
DOLAN, HELEN A $10,670
FARMER, RICHARD T $10,000

Drunk driving arrest

Mecklenborg was arrested in Indiana early on April 23, charged with drunk driving. A state trooper initially pulled him over for a burned-out headlight, but according to the report he smelled alcohol on Mecklenborg's breath. When the representative failed three field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test, the trooper appealed to a judge, who ordered a warrant for a blood test. Mecklenborg's blood-alcohol level registered a 0.097 percent; the legal limit in both Indiana and Ohio is 0.08.[10] He pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled to appear in court on July 26.[11]

In a phone conversation with local media, Mecklenborg said "while the discovery process of this case goes on, I am entitled to the same presumption of innocence as any other citizen." In late June, Mecklenborg fell under further scrutiny from House leadership for failing to report the arrest to fellow legislators. House Speaker William G. Batchelder said he was "shocked and disappointed."[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 30
2007– July 2011
Succeeded by
Louis Terhar (R)