Gas Industry Leases Ohio State Government

At least 30 out of Ohio’s 33 State Senators have accepted donations from the fracking industry.  13 have accepted donations totaling over $10,000, and 21 have accepted donations of $1,000 or more.  The 30 Senators who have accepted donations from the fracking industry have received an average of $13,109 each.

At least 66 out of Ohio’s 99 State Representatives have accepted donations from the fracking industry.  16 have accepted donations totaling over $10,000, and 48 have accepted donations of $1,000 or more.  The 66 Representatives who have accepted donations from the fracking industry have received an average of $7,949 each.

Listed below are the top 10 fracking “scavengers” from both the Ohio Senate and House, along with their phone numbers.

Senate:

  • Tom Niehaus: $76,213, (614) 466-8082
  • Cliff Hite: $48,510, (614) 466-8150
  • Keith Faber: $40,750, (614) 466-7548
  • Tim Schaffer: $34,950, (614) 466-5838
  • Bill Seitz: $24,400, (614) 466-8068
  • Mark Wagoner: $22,550, (614) 466-8060
  • Chris Widener: $19,575, (614) 466-3780
  • Shannon Jones: $17,450, (614) 466-9737
  • Troy Balderson: $16,000, (614) 466-8076
  • Bill Coley: $15,850, (614) 466-8072

House:

  • Bill Batchelder: $79,695, (614) 466-8140
  • Jay Hottinger: $43,370, (614) 466-1482
  • David Hall: $33,600, (614) 466-2994
  • Ron Amstutz: $31,100, (614) 466-1474
  • Andy Thompson: $30,500, (614) 644-8728
  • Matt Szollosi: $19,900, (614) 466-1418
  • Armond Budish: $19,700, (614) 466-5441
  • Randy Gardner: $19,200, (614) 466-8104
  • Matt Huffman: $18,800, (614) 466-9624
  • Louis Blessing Jr.: $18,000, (614) 466-9091

Reported campaign donations calculated by adding contribution data between 2001-2010 (compiled by Common Cause) to list of contributions from Chesapeake Energy PAC and lobbyists between March 2011 and January 2012 (revealed in Cleveland Plain Dealer article on April 7).  Figures are thus conservative and do not include 2011-2012 campaign contributions from fracking companies other than Chesapeake Energy.

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