Terry Blair (politician)

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Terry Blair
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 38th district
Assumed office
January 5, 2009
Preceded by John White
Personal details
Born (1946-11-23) November 23, 1946 (age 67)
LaPorte, Indiana
Political party Republican
Residence Washington Township, Ohio
Alma mater University of Notre Dame, Loyola University
Profession Small Business Owner
Religion Catholic

Terry Blair is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 38th District since 2009. Currently, he is the Chairman of the House Local Government Committee.


A graduate of Notre Dame and Loyola, Blair formerly served as a Washington Township trustee. He also served as the President of Buckeye Pools, Incorporated before retiring

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

When incumbent Representative John White was term limited, Blair was one of two who sought to replace him. In the 2008 primary, Blair faced Dayton resident Tom Young, and went on to defeat him by 1,400 votes.[1] He went on to easily win the general election, and reelection in 2010. Currently he serves on the committees of Commerce and Labor, Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development, Local Government (as Chairman), and Ways and Means.[2][3]

Blair won reelection with 65.64% of the vote in 2012 over Democrat Aaron Buczkowski.

Positions and Policies[edit]

As Chairman of the Local Government Committee, has been adamant on ways that on how the legislature could help local entities ease the pain of what promises to be severe cuts to a variety of revenue streams.

Blair has proposed a tax rebate system that allows small businesses to receive a 5 percent sales-tax discount. "I think that would be a boon for smaller businesses," Blair said. "Like anything else, there is going to be a cost associated with this, but I think it will be a benefit for the economy because small business will start to feel a little more secure in what they're doing."[4]


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