Terry Blair (politician)

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Terry Blair
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 42nd district
In office
January 5, 2009 - June 26, 2014
Preceded by John White
Succeeded by Niraj Antani
Personal details
Born (1946-11-23)November 23, 1946
LaPorte, Indiana
Died June 26, 2014(2014-06-26) (aged 67)
Dayton, Ohio
Political party Republican
Residence Washington Township, Ohio
Alma mater University of Notre Dame, Loyola University
Profession Small Business Owner

Terry Blair (November 23, 1946 – June 26, 2014) was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 38th District from 2009 to 2014.


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. He later served 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.


On June 26, 2014, it was reported that Blair had died, according to Ohio GOP officials.[4]

Positions and Policies[edit]

Blair proposed a tax rebate system that allowed 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."[5]


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