+ − Contact Information
Phone: (614) 466-1374
Fax: (614) 719-6981
77 S. High St , 14th Floor , Columbus, OH 43215
+ − Biography
Representative Bill Reineke is currently serving his first term as state representative. He represents the 88th Ohio House District, which includes all of Sandusky County and portions of Seneca County.
A 30-year resident of Tiffin, Representative Reineke was raised in Fostoria. He attended Morehead State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Rep. Reineke is a business partner with his brothers Dan and Tom, and sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Kerry Mitchell, in Reineke Family Dealerships. His father, William, Sr., started the business in 1960 and celebrated 50 years of serving Northwest Ohio in 2010. The family owns and operates eight automobile dealerships located in Tiffin, Fostoria, Upper Sandusky, Lima and Findlay and employs 380 full and part time people. The family received the 2010 Excellence in Family Business award from the University of Toledo, Entrepreneurial Business Hall of Fame.
Locally, Rep. Reineke has served as the Chamber Board Chair, both in 1988 and in 2009. In 2010 he received the “Outstanding Citizen Award” from the Chamber and received the SIEDC outstanding Business Award in 2001. He was also co-founder and is Vice Chair of Tiffin Tomorrow. Rep. Reineke is a 30-year member of the Tiffin Rotary Club, a past president of the club and has received the 2008 Rotary Presidential Citation for outstanding service as President and the 2004 Distinguished Service Award.
Prior to his election, Rep. Reineke served as a member of the Heidelberg Board of Trustees, the United Way Campaign Chair, Calvert Catholic Schools Annual Appeal Co-Chair, Mercy Hospital Board and St. Francis Foundation Board. Rep. Reineke is a leader in the automotive area as well, chairing the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association in 2010-2011 and working as the Ohio Director for the National Automobile Dealers Association. Currently, he is a member of St. Joseph’s Church.