|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 1st district
January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2013
|Preceded by||Linda Bolon|
|Succeeded by||Nick Barborak|
July 31, 1948 |
East Liverpool, Ohio
|Alma mater||East Liverpool High School|
Life and career
A native of East Liverpool, Ohio, he later went forth to become an executive in the software development industry, where he ultimately started a business in Seattle, Washington. Following his retirement from this industry, he opted to return to his native Columbiana County, Ohio.
Ohio House of Representatives
In 2010, Newbold opted to run against Representative Linda Bolon who was opting to take her third term in the Ohio House of Representatives. While Bolon was initially strongly favored and not expected to face significant opposition, Newbold began to gain ground, notably due to a strong anti-incumbent sentiment. In an upset, he would go on to win the election, with 52.58% of the electorate.
On January 3, 2011, Newbold was sworn into his first term. Currently, he is serving on the committees of Commerce, Labor and Technology (as vice chair); Education; and Finance and Appropriations and the Higher Education Subcommittee.
In 2012, Newbold lost reelection to a second term to Nick Barborak, 51% to 49%.
- "Appalachian Company Transforming Rust Belt into Tech Belt". Ohio Means Jobs. 2011-03-04. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- Brunner, Jennifer (2010-11-02). "2010 general election results". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- The Ohio House of Representatives: Representative Craig Newbold (R-Columbiana) official site
- Craig Newbold for Ohio official campaign website