What are his qualifications?

  • State Representative (2013-Present)

  • Member, Beavercreek City Council (Mayor 2002-2003)

  • Member, Beavercreek Board of Zoning Appeals (2001)

  • Member, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

  • Executive Member, Regional Planning and Coordination Commission Greene County

  • Member, Greene County Township Association

  • Council liaison to the Beavercreek Visioning Committee (2002-2003)

  • Executive Board Member Heart Walk (2006/2007)

  • Member, Victoria Theater Association

  • Board Member, Wright State University External Advisory Board, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department

  • Board Member TCN – The Community Network

  • Board Member, St. Joseph Children's Treatment Center

  • Red Cross Hero, 2004

  • Greene County United Way Campaign Cabinet Member

  • Advisory Member, Greene County Habitat for Humanity

  • Member, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Fairborn and Xenia Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Miami Valley Military Affairs Association

  • Member, Military Officers Association of America

  • Member, American Legion, Post 0763

  • Member, Veterans Of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Post 8312

  • Member, Dayton Public Schools Facility Steering Committee

  • Leadership Dayton, Class of 2001

  • Former Big Brother of America

  • Member, "Ohio Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalitions", 2018

  • Outstanding Young Man of America, 1985

  • Air Force Association's Logistics Junior Manager of the Year, 1990

  • Ohio Jaycee's Oustanding Mayor, 2003

  • Dayton Region's Top 25 Most Influencial People of the Decade, 2009

  • Ohio Veteran Hall Of Fame Inductee, Class of 2010

  • Spangdahlem Air Force Base Support Group Company Grade Officer of the Year, 1992

  • American Veterans (AmVet) Legislator of the Year, 2014

  • Secret Service Director's Impact Award, 2018

  • American Legion Legislator of the year, 2018

  • Ohio Aviation Legislator of the Year, 2019)

  • Fairborn Citizen of the Week, Jan 18, 2020

  • Council for Strong America "The National Security Leadership Award" 2020

  • 2005-2013, Campus Planning and Real Estate Director

  • 1998-2005, Executive Director of Facilities Management, University of Dayton

  • 1997-1998, Division Manager, CAD CAM, Inc.

  • 1982-1997, United States Air Force

  • 1994, Commander Operations and Maintenance, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

  • 1990, Chief of Engineering, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany

  • 1988, Program Manager, Foreign Military Sales, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • 1982, Project Manager, Space Transportation System, Los Angeles AFS, CA

  • BS, Building Construction (a specialty program within the school of Architecture), Auburn University, 1982

  • MS, International Relations, Troy State University, 1992


    Who is Rick Perales?

    I grew up in a military family. My four brothers and I followed my father's footsteps and served in the United States military. I retired from the USAF after 15 years, serving my last assignment as the Commander of the 788th CES Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. I accepted the position of Executive Director of Facilities Manager at the University of Dayton, and settled down in Beavercreek, Ohio. My family and I decided on Beavercreek, in Greene County, Ohio, as our new home based on its location, amenities and the family-friendly atmosphere. Upon settling into the area, I decided to get involved in my community and applied for (and was appointed to) the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). Since that time, I have been involved and/or currently participate on a number of local and regional boards and committees. Please find these affiliations listed below. Subsequent to serving on the BZA, I ran for a seat on the Beavercreek City Council. I received the most votes in the election and proudly served as Mayor of the City of Beavercreek from 2002 through 2003. I served one year as a Council Member, before moving onto a County Commissioner position. I spent 2007 serving as the President of the Greene County Board of Commissioners.In November 2012, I won the General Election to represent the Ohio 73rd District in the Ohio House of Representatives. I was sworn into the Ohio 130th General Assembly January 7th, 2013. I am currently in my 5th year as State Representative. I was recently asked to join the Ohio Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. I proudly accepted the invitation.The USGLC is a organization dedicated to promoting U.S. engagement abroad. I will join other business, faith-based, and military leaders; as well as national security and foreign policy experts advocating for US investment in diplomacy and development alongside defense in building a strategic, modern foreign policy. See more at www.usglc.org


    Rick's Family

    My wife Becka and I have four children--Justin, Trisha, Aaron, and Ashley. I also have 7 grandchildren; and on Christmas added a pet Dachshund to the family" Our family is the most important aspect of our lives. My decision to retire from the Air Force after 15 years is directly correlated with our desire to provide our family the opportunity to settle down and establish roots in a community. We feel that Greene County provides us a community that promotes and supports family activities and values. This is an aspect of our community that I would like to not only maintain, but also enhance. My family is excited and extremely supportive of my role serving the 73rd district, Currently serving my 7th and last year as State Representative due to term limits.

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