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Ron Amstutz

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Ron Amstutz
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Ohio House of Representatives District 3
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Websites
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CandidateVerification
Ron Amstutz (b. June 2, 1951) is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Amstutz previously represented District 3 from 1980-2000. He was a Senator with the Ohio State Senate from 2000-2008.

Biography

Amstutz earned his BA in Government Communications from Capital University. He has been a writer, photographer, editor, and bureau editor. Amstutz has served as a member of the Orville City Charter Commission and Mayor of Orville.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Appropriations
Public Utilities
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Tax reform

On February 12, 2013, Amstutz introduced House Bill 59, Governor John Kasich's proposed fiscal year 2014-15 budget. Among other things, this bill would significantly alter the Ohio tax system.[1] The bill would cut the business income tax by 50 percent and the personal income tax by 20 percent. The bill would also decrease the state sales tax from 5.5 to 5 percent while making more services subject to the state income tax. Further revenue would be raised by changing the state tax on oil drilling companies from $0.20/barrel to 4 percent, although it would be eliminated for smaller companies.[2] Noting in its technical review of HB 59 that previous attempts in other states to significantly expand the sales tax base had failed for a variety of reasons, the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP found that Kasich's "ambitious" tax reforms would hit Ohio businesses most directly and hardest although individual consumers will bear the brunt of these new taxes in the form of higher prices for the things they typically buy and use."[3] The progressive think tank Ohio Policy Matters strongly criticized Kasich's income and sales tax reforms and calculated the proposal would result in a tax cut of $10,369 for the top 1 percent of income earners and tax increase of $63 for the bottom 1 percent.[4] The Ohio Liberty Coalition, a coalition of Ohio Tea Party groups, opposed Kasich's proposed tax increases for oil companies.[5] Upon its introduction by Amstutz, the bill was referred to the Finance and Appropriations Committee.

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Amstutz won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 1. Amstutz was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated John Maglio (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Amstutz Incumbent 65.9% 32,110
     Democratic John Maglio 34.1% 16,626
Total Votes 48,736

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Amstutz won re-election to District 3 of the Ohio House of Representatives.[8] He ran unopposed.[9] The election took place on November 2, 2010.

Ohio House of Representatives, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Ron Amstutz (R) 29,003 100.00%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Amstutz again won election to the Ohio House of Representatives after leaving that house to serve in the Ohio State Senate.[10]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 3
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ron Amstutz (R) 32,034
Merle Miller (D) 17,199

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Amstutz is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Amstutz raised a total of $1,861,202 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[11]

Ron Amstutz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 1 Won $420,069
2010 Ohio State House, District 3 Won $253,760
2008 Ohio State House, District 3 Won $115,375
2006 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $134,547
2004 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Won $204,354
2002 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $88,475
2000 Ohio State Senate, District 22 Won $556,104
1998 Ohio State House, District 7 Won $41,690
1996 Ohio State House, District 7 Won $46,828
Grand Total Raised $1,861,202
Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $420,069. Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $253,760. Amstutz won election to the Ohio State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $115,375. Amstutz was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $134,547. Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $204,354. Amstutz was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $88,475. Amstutz won election to the Ohio State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $556,104. Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $41,690. Amstutz won re-election to the Ohio State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Amstutz raised a total of $46,828.

Personal

Amstutz and his wife, Joanne, have two children. They currently reside in Wooster, Ohio.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 1
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 3
2009-2013
Succeeded by
Tim W. Brown (R)