Press Release  
January 14, 2004


Carl Lindner has endorsed John Becker for the position of Republican State Central Committeeman. Mr. Beckerís support for pro-family values and community involvement were important factors in winning this endorsement. 

Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC) PAC and the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending & Taxes (C.O.A.S.T.) have also endorsed Mr. Becker. Those organizations were impressed by Mr. Beckerís support for an individualís right to self-defense and his commitment to the reduction in government spending and taxes.

 Mr. Becker has been an active member of the Clermont County Republican Party for over ten years and is the only candidate eligible for the Partyís endorsement. He is a conservative republican, pro-life, pro-limited government, and a life member of the NRA. He has lobbied in both Columbus and Washington DC on behalf of pro-family values.

 Mr. Becker lives in the Eastgate area, is a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church, and also attends St. Veronica Church with his family. He is employed as a Finance Officer for Provident Bank and earned his MBA, with an emphasis in taxation, from Xavier University.

 The position of Republican State Central Committeeman is for Ohioís 14th Senate District. It encompasses Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto, and part of Lawrence Counties. The election will be March 2, 2004 and will be a primary only. There will be no general election.