Email notifications are now in beta! Learn more and sign up today!
Open States depends upon donations to keep our servers running. If you find Open States useful please consider becoming a patron or making a one-time donation today.

Open States' stated mission is to improve civic engagement.

To be true to that goal, we can not stand by and be silent when a large portion of Americans face systemic racism and other forms of oppression. That oppression has meant being excluded from civic participation at the ballot box, being called un-American for peaceful protests, and being denied justice for crimes committed against them.

Please consider giving to local causes that support racial justice in your area.


Wes Retherford

  • Former Ohio Legislator

Capitol Office

77 S. High St
13th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215


Phone 614-644-6721

Fax 614-719-6954

Sponsored Bills

HB 667

Broadcast House committee meetings live

  • Introduced May 15 2018
  • Refer to Committee Jun 05 2018

HB 697

Allow nonprofit to sell beer at events benefiting itself

  • Introduced May 21 2018
  • Refer to Committee Jun 05 2018

HB 704

Require drug testing for certain applicants for unemployment comp

  • Introduced Jun 12 2018
  • Refer to Committee Jun 19 2018

HB 622

Allow judge or magistrate to carry firearm in courthouse

  • Introduced Apr 30 2018
  • Refer to Committee May 15 2018
View more bills

Recent Votes

Oct 24, 2017

Wes Retherford voted Yes


Mar 21, 2018

Wes Retherford voted Yes


Feb 28, 2018

Wes Retherford voted Yes

HB 96




Data on Open States is updated nightly from the official website of the Ohio General Assembly.

If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.