Rep. Beth Lear

(R-Galena)
1 Term
House District 61
11th Fl.
614-466-1431

rep61@ohiohouse.gov
Official Website

Current Candidate Information

Ohio House 61st District
Lear for Liberty
R-Galena
7490 Big Walnut Road, Galena, OH 43021
https://bethlear.com/
Endorsements: Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC (primary)
Primary Vote: 12,770 of 17,431 (73%)

Biographical Information

Born: April 7, 1967 in Columbus
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Jeffrey Lear
Children: Two
Education: The Ohio State University, BA, International Relations
Employment/Military Record: Ohio House of Representative - Legislative Aide, 8 years; The Buckeye Institute - Education Policy Analyst, 2006-2009; Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio - VP Government Affairs, 2020-Present
Community Activities: Delaware County Library - Board Member; Xenos Christian Fellowship, NRA member, Powell Polaris 9-12, Central Ohio As a Mom, Columbus Tea Party; Board Member of Two Charter Schools
Religion: Christian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Ohio Air National Guard, including active duty (6 years); Served at the Pentagon during Desert Storm

Elections and Political Participation

Ohio House 61st District 2022
General Vote: 30,663 of 51,995 (58%)
Primary Vote: 4,685 of 8,039 (58%)
Endorsements: National Federation of Independent Business - Ohio PAC (primary); Ohio Right to Life PAC (general)

Ohio House 68th District 2016
Primary Vote: 8,911 of 25,792 (34%)

Ohio House 2nd District 2010
Primary Vote: 3,803 of 17,042 (22%)

Political Activities: Delaware County Republican Central Committee - Member, 2010-Present

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Lydia Hocevar, Legislative Aide
lydia.hocevar@ohiohouse.gov

Sponsored Legislation
HB 15
Abortion
HB 55
Highway Designation
HB 165
Highway Designation
HB 183
Bathroom Facilities
HB 236
Patient Advocates
HB 294
Highway Designation
HB 330
Highway Designation
HB 424
Content Delivery Network
HB 437
Primary Elections
HB 440
Remote Services
HCR 12
Border Policies
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