Scott Oelslager

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Scott Oelslager
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Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 29th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Kirk Schuring
In office
February 5, 1985 – December 31, 2002
Preceded by Tom Walsh
Succeeded by Kirk Schuring
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 51st district
In office
January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010
Preceded by Kirk Schuring
Succeeded by Kirk Schuring
Personal details
Born (1953-10-15) October 15, 1953 (age 60)[1]
Warren, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elsie
Alma mater

Scott Oelslager (born October 15, 1953) is a Republican politician from Ohio who currently represents the 29th District in the Ohio Senate. He previously held the same seat from 1985 to 2002 and also served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2003 to 2010. Oelslager is the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.[2]

Life and career[edit]

A graduate of Mount Union College, Oelslager was first appointed to the Ohio Senate in 1985,[3] and was re-elected in 1987 with 52% of the vote.[4] He was re-elected for three further terms.[3] In 2002 he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives for the 51st district,[5] and was re-elected in 2004,[6] 2006[7] and 2008.[8]

Return to the Ohio Senate[edit]

Oelslager currently represents the 29th district in the Ohio Senate, a position he was elected to in 2010.[3][9]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Finance--Chair
  • Reference--VC
  • Civil Justice
  • Commerce & Labor
  • Joint Legislative Ethics Committee
  • Medicaid, Health & Human Services
  • Rules
  • Tax Reform Sub.

Electoral History[edit]

Election results[10]
Year Office Election Percentage for Oelslager Opponent Party %
1986 Ohio Senate General 51.90% Jim Gwin Democrat 48.10%
1990 General 62.10% Patricia Nolan Democrat 38.90%
1994 General 71.27% Maria Kalorides Democrat 28.73%
1998 General 69.94% Doug Dalo Democrat 30.06%
2002 Ohio House of Representatives General 69.93% Marilyn Scott Democrat 30.07%
2004 General 100% Unopposed
2006 General 62.85% Kody Gonzales Democrat 37.15%
2008 General 100% Unopposed
2010 Ohio Senate General 59.25% Richard Reinbold Democrat 40.75%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candidate Profiles: State Senator, 29th District". CantonRep.com. March 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ Ohio Senate Finance Committee
  3. ^ a b c "Senator Scott Oelslager". Ohio Senate. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "OELSLAGER CREDITS INCUMBENCY FOR 4,200-VOTE EDGE OVER GWIN". Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "State Representative". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ohio House of Representatives: November 2, 2004". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ohio House of Representatives: November 7, 2006". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "State Representative: November 4, 2008". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ohio Senate: November 2, 2010". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Ohio Secretary of State, Election Results 1986-2010

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