Ohio's 65th House District includes the cities of Milford and Loveland (inside Clermont County) and the townships of Union, Miami, Goshen, Stonelick, and Wayne. The area is approximately the northern or northwestern third of Clermont County.
As you may know, I am one of the few who walk the talk when it comes to supporting conservative legislation. Whether it is eliminating Common Core, Medicaid expansion, or excessive taxes and spending, I have the track record to prove it. Additionally, my support for innocent human life, gun rights, and religious freedom is unwavering.
I’ve been ranked a top tier “most archconservative” by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013). The Cincinnati Enquirer said that, “Becker...is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House” (January 2014). “GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet,” headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014). And, most recently, Citizens for Community Values honored me with the prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
Being a principled conservative is what earned me that reputation and those accolades. I didn’t go to Columbus to spend your money faster than you can earn it, “kiss up to the right people,” or position myself for a higher office. I went to Columbus to defend, support, and promote your conservative values. That is what I do.
Being a minimalist would best describe my philosophy on government. Regarding taxes and regulations, let's start with zero and negotiate from there. Obviously, some level of both are required for a functioning society. Only an anarchist would think otherwise. I want to keep taxes and regulations as minimal as possible.
I favor phasing out the Income Tax and Commercial Activities Tax (CAT). Regulatory reform for schools and local governments will allow them to operate more efficiently. For example, Ohio needs to put an end to unfunded mandates. The state should either pay 100 percent of the cost or drop the mandate. Ohio also needs a competitive, cheaper, and more efficient workers compensation program. Furthermore, if medical providers had immunity from malpractice litigation for indigent (charity) care, they could provide health care services more economically. Additionally, I will never surrender the fight against socialized healthcare.
I’ve lived in the Cincinnati area all of my life and in Clermont County most of my life. I bought my first house in Mt. Carmel in 1985. My wife and I built our current home in the Eastgate area in 1991. She has very successfully home schooled our daughter. Please see my resume for more information about my education and career path.
From 2004 until 2012, I've held an elected political office called Republican State Committeeman. I was a member of the governing body of the Ohio Republican Party. I've also served as a precinct committeeman for the Clermont County Republican Party since 1993. I write The Becker Report. Most of my readers would agree that we need fiscal and social pro-family Christian conservatives in government who are willing to defend, support, and promote the conservative values of Clermont County. That is why I ran for the office of State Representative.