House Majority Whip James Hoops

3 Terms
House District 81
13th Fl.
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Current Candidate Information

Ohio House 81st District
Fulton, Henry, Williams, Defiance (part)
Citizens to Elect James M. Hoops
195 Old Creek Dr., Napoleon, OH 43545
Primary Vote: 13,614 of 13,614 (100%)

Biographical Information

Born: 1959
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Education: N.W. State of Louisiana College, B.S. in Business/Computer Programming
Employment/Military Record: Associate vice president for Strategic Initiatives at Northwest State Community College
Community Activities: P.T.O. Middle School President; Henry County Farm Bureau; Henry County Right to Life; Henry County United Way; Fort to Port Imp. Organization; Henry County Township Association; Napoleon/Henry County Chamber of Commerce; Deshler Lions' Club; Paulding County Township Association; Van Wert Twp. Association; Napoleon Optimist Club, Henry County Business Advisory Council; Henry County Gideons; Putnam County Township Association

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House Majority Whip (1/24/2023 - 12/31/2024)
House (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Auditor, Henry County; Ohio House, 1999-2006

Elections and Political Participation

Ohio House 81st District 2022
General Vote: 33,806 of 33,806 (100%)
Primary Vote: 2,610 of 2,610 (100%)
Endorsements: National Federation of Independent Business - Ohio PAC (primary); Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC (primary); Ohio State Medical Association PAC (primary)

Ohio House 81st District 2020
General Vote: 49,107 of 49,107 (100%)
Primary Vote: 10,859 of 10,859 (100%)

Ohio House 81st District 2018
General Vote: 32,419 of 43,411 (74%)
Primary Vote: 7,242 of 11,047 (65%)

Ohio Senate 1st District 2006
Primary Vote: 18,635 of 47,653 (39%)

Ohio House 75th District 2004
General Vote: 38,676 of 55,889 (69%)
Primary Vote: 14,780 of 14,780 (100%)

Political Activities: Ohio County Auditors' Association

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