Wes Retherford

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Wes Retherford
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 51st district
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
Preceded by Courtney Combs
Personal details
Born (1984-03-14) March 14, 1984 (age 32)
Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Talawanda High School
Profession Mortician’s Assistant
Religion Christian

Wes Retherford (born March 14, 1984) is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 51st district which comprises Ross Township, Hamilton and Fairfield, all located in Butler County, Ohio.

Life and career[edit]

Retherford is a lifelong resident of Butler County and a graduate of Talawanda High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served until 2004.[1]

Currently, Retherford is employed as a mortician’s assistant. He lives in Hamilton, Ohio with his wife and two children.

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

In 2012, Retherford opted to run for an open seat in the Ohio House of Representatives to succeed Courtney Combs who was term limited. Unopposed in the Republican primary, he went on to defeat Democrat Mark Hardig in the general election with 56.66% of the vote.[1]

In January 2013, Retherford announced that he had been assigned to the following House Standing Committees: Insurance, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Military and Veteran Affairs.

He was also elected by his peers to serve as the Vice-Chairman of the bipartisan House Veteran's Caucus.[2]

Retherford is seeking re-election for his 51st Ohio House District seat against former Butler County Commissioner and former state representative Greg Jolivette and former Fairfield school board member Arnold Engel. [3]


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