Heather Bishoff

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Heather Bishoff
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 20th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Nancy Garland
Personal details
Born Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eric Bishoff
Children 4
Residence Blacklick, Ohio
Alma mater Franklin University
Occupation Finance/U.S. Army (retired)
Website http://www.heatherbishoff.com/

Heather Bishoff is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 20th district.[1] She was elected in 2012, defeating Republican Nathan Burd with 59.28% of the vote.[2][3] Previously she defeated Marco Miller to win the Democratic primary. Bishoff has served on the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education, has founded a financial company with her husband and is a veteran of the US Army.[4]

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

Heather Bishoff has been a part of the 130th and 131st Ohio General Assembly and was elected to the 132nd on November 8, 2016. During her tenure, she has served on the Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Public Safety Committee as well as the Health and Aging Committee. During the 131st General Assembly, she was named as a Ranking Member on the House Insurance Committee because of her experience in the financial industry.

Bishoff has been the sponsor of several bills throughout her terms. Most notably, House Bill 229, which was passed by both the House and Senate and signed off by the governor in June 2016, allows Ohio families to create their own private trust companies so they can manage their own trust's investments.[5]

Electoral History[edit]

Ohio House of Representatives, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather Bishoff (inc.) 27,626 53.4
Republican Lisa Schacht 24,144 46.6
Ohio House of Representatives, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather Bishoff (inc.) 16,436 57.2
Republican Dan Mefford 12,319 42.8
Ohio House of Representatives, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather Bishoff 31,284 59.3
Republican Nathan Burd 21,492 40.7
Ohio House of Representatives Democratic Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather Bishoff 2,549 56.4
Democratic Marco Miller 1,971 43.6
Gahanna-Jefferson City School Board, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Heather Bishoff 7,728 32.9
Independent Carol J. McKenna 6,413 27.3
Independent Jason Phillips 3,705 15.8
Independent Mark V. Shaffer 3,120 13.3
Independent Ken Granville 2,513 10.7


  1. ^ "Representative Heather Bishoff (D)". Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Siegel, Jim (7 November 2012). "Democrats hold ground in Ohio House". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012 Elections Results". Ohio Secretary of State Homepage - Election Results. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Siegel, Jim (7 March 2012). "Bishoff wins new 20th Ohio House district". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  5. ^ https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA131-HB-229