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Wes Retherford

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Wes Retherford
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Ohio House of Representatives District 51
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
ProfessionMortician's Assistant
Office website
Campaign website
Wes Retherford is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Retherford is a mortician's assistant at Hamilton Funeral Home. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Committee assignments


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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Military and Veterans Affairs



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Retherford won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 51. Retherford was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Mark N. Hardig (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWes Retherford 56.7% 24,825
     Democratic Mark N. Hardig 43.3% 18,990
Total Votes 43,815

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Retherford is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Retherford raised a total of $27,101 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[2]

Wes Retherford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 51 Won $27,101
Grand Total Raised $27,101
Retherford won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Retherford raised a total of $27,101.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wes Retherford's campaign in 2012
Retherford, W. Richard$2,500
Carruthers, Ralph R.$2,150
Ohio Nurses Association$1,500
Ohio Republican Party$1,081
Ohio Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$27,101
Source:Follow the Money


Retherford and his wife, Leann, have two children. They currently reside in Hamilton, Ohio.

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