|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 53rd district
January 5, 2009
|Preceded by||Shawn Webster|
|Alma mater||Clark State University (B.S.)|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Tim Derickson is the state representative for the 53rd District of the Ohio House of Representatives. Formerly he was a Hanover Township Trustee. He is the chairman of the House Finance Development and Agriculture Subcommittee.
After graduation, Derickson worked as a health care administrator before starting Colonial Woods Furniture and Indian Ridge Golf Course on land that was previously his family's dairy farm. The former Hanover Township trustee is also a Coldwell Banker realtor.
Ohio House of Representatives
With incumbent Shawn Webster unable to run again due to term limits, Derickson was one of three who sought to replace him. However, in a razor-thin primary victory, Derickson won the Republican nomination by 54 votes. He faced Democrat Rocky Day in the general election, and won with 65.85% of the electorate. In his 2010 reelection campaign Derickson, unopposed in the primary, defeated Democrat James Shew with 70.19 of the electorate to take second term.
On May 10, 2011, Derickson announced that he would seek a seat in the Ohio Senate, following Gary Cates resignation. However, the seat ultimately went to Bill Coley. Derickson won a third term in 2012 with 60.91% of the vote.
In 2014, Rep. Derickson sponsored Ohio's version of Arizona's "Turn Away the Gays" bill, which would allow business owners, restauranteurs, and others to discriminate against and refuse services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, as well as biracial couples and adherents of other religions. 
- Finance: Agriculture & Development Sub.--Chair
- Finance & Appropriations
- Manufacturing & Workforce Development
|2012||Suzi Rubin||17,836||39.01%||Tim Derickson||27,797||60.99%|
|2010||JC Shew||10,446||29.45%||Tim Derickson||25,030||70.55%|
|2008||Rocky Day||15,091||34.24%||Tim Derickson||28,988||65.76%|
Derickson and his wife Kelly live in Oxford, Ohio with their three children.