+ − Contact Information
Phone: (614) 644-6020
Fax: (614) 719-3970
77 S. High St , 13th Floor , Columbus, OH 43215
+ − Biography
State Representative Rick Perales is serving his second term in the Ohio House. He serves the 73rd House District, which includes the western portion of Greene County, including Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Representative Perales retired from the United States Air Force in 1997, his military career culminating as Commander of the 788th Civil Engineer Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. As the sole member of the General Assembly inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, Representative Perales has been awarded numerous military awards and honors including two meritorious service medals. He served as the Mayor of the City of Beavercreek from 2002-2003, and then served as Greene County Commissioner for eight years. During this time, Representative Perales also held the position of Executive Director of Facilities, and then Campus Planning and Real Estate Director at the University of Dayton, leading the unprecedented campus expansion and revival.
Perales has been active in numerous boards in his community including St. Joseph Children’s Treatment Center, Greene County Habitat for Humanity, and the Victoria Theater. He also served as committee chair supporting the United Way Campaign, as well as remaining active in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. He was named one of the Dayton region’s Top 25 Most Influential People of the Decade in 2009, and the AMVET 2014 Legislator of the Year.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from Auburn University and his Master of Science degree in International Relations from Troy State University.
Perales and his wife, Becka, reside in Beavercreek. They have four children.