Craig Newbold

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Craig Newbold
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 1st district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2013
Preceded by Linda Bolon
Succeeded by Nick Barborak
Personal details
Born (1948-07-31) July 31, 1948 (age 66)
East Liverpool, Ohio
Political party Republican
Residence Columbiana, Ohio
Alma mater East Liverpool High School
Profession Software executive
Religion Christian

Craig Newbold is a former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 1st district, serving one term from 2011 to 2013.

Life and career[edit]

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.

Newbold later went forth to establish a not-for-profit information technology training program which allows individuals to develop specific skills in the industry.[1]

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

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.[2]

On January 3, 2011, Newbold was sworn into his first term. He served 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%.


  1. ^ "Appalachian Company Transforming Rust Belt into Tech Belt". Ohio Means Jobs. 2011-03-04. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  2. ^ Brunner, Jennifer (2010-11-02). "2010 general election results". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 

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