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925 Locust Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45245-1313

John Becker
Republican State Committeeman and Candidate for the 2012 Ohio House of Representatives

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The Becker Report
Volume IV, Issue IX
January 20, 2011

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Tim Rudd,
Clermont County GOP Chairman
Paul Hall,
Brown County GOP Chairman
Harty Wallingford, Adams County GOP Chairman
Dr. Terry Johnson,
Scioto County GOP Chairman
Ray “Moose” Dutey, Lawrence County GOP Chairman

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Kudos to Attorney General Mike DeWine
On his first day in office, as promised, Mike DeWine added Ohio to the list of (now 25) states opposing nationalized health care.

My SCC colleague Christa Criddle is the new SW Ohio Field Rep. for Dave Yost.
Doug Cade is now the Lawrence County Engineer.
Joe Uecker is the new chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee.
Danny Bubp is the new chairman of the House Judiciary and Ethics Committee.
Speaker Pro Tempore Lou Blessing will chair the House Rules and Reference Committee.
Bob Mecklenborg will chair the House State Government and Elections Committee.
Peter Stautberg will chair the House Ways and Means Committee.

Welcome to Union Township
After Jean Schmidt vacated her Batavia office, Union Township Trustee, Matt Beamer, suggested that she move into some unused office space inside the Civic Center with no expense to the taxpayers. Jean’s office hours will be 9am – 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

New Year's Resolutions for State Legislators
Some of these are good and some I’m not too sure about, but they are worth discussing.

Video Central
Where does Mitt Romney stand on abortion? (1 minute)
The Day the Dollar Died (7+ minutes). I hope this is alarmist and entertaining rather than prophetic.
Visualizing $100 million in proposed federal budget cuts (1+ minutes)

Ohio's Marriage Penalty
It is a little known fact that Ohio's married taxpayers are frequently better off Filing Separate returns instead of Joint when both spouses have taxable income. This is due to Ohio’s progressive income tax. The more you make, the greater percentage they take. The marriage penalty begins when Joint Taxable Income reaches $5,800! For more information, I've updated an
information page for the 2010 tax year. Additionally, I've updated an Excel spreadsheet calculator for taxpayers to calculate exactly how much they are personally impacted by Ohio's marriage penalty. From experience, I can tell you that few legislators are aware of this problem and even fewer seem to care. That will change after I'm elected to the Ohio House!

When you file your Federal 1040 and your Ohio IT 1040, please remember the check-off box to contribute $3 and $1 respectively to the major political parties. The Ohio and county Republican Parties will benefit.

On the subject of taxes, I am registered with the IRS to do tax returns including e-file. Please contact me if I can be of service.

Becker for 2012 Ohio House of Representatives
The 2012 Primary Election is 14 months away and only 12 months until early voting. I’ve raised more than $16,700 and expanded my donor base to nearly 210 people. Donation size has ranged from $5 to $125. All contributions have been from individuals only. I’m Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Limited Government and Lower Taxes. Please see the following brief videos regarding my candidacy:

Introduction (38 seconds)

Second Amendment (36 seconds)

Taxes (49 seconds)

Energy (55 seconds)

Pro-Life (42 seconds)

Gambling (40 seconds)

State Government Spending (45 seconds)

Creation Science and Evolution (42 seconds)

State Government (37 seconds)

Donate (50 seconds)

Past Events
January 19, 2011
About 100 people attended the Clermont County Central Committee meeting in Batavia.
Jean Schmidt called in from Washington to report that the House voted to repeal Obamacare. She also presented multiple options to replace it and took questions from the crowd. Chairman Rudd argued that “freedom” was the meaning of the last election and that many media outlets have muddied that. He also spoke out forcefully against the federal judge who has created havoc in the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge election. Mary Lynne Birck, George Pattison, and Vince Faris gave candidate reports. Joe Uecker and Danny Bubp gave reports from the statehouse. The crowd erupted in exuberant applause when Joe mentioned that his committee would consider Right-to-Work legislation. Carl Dorsch proposed expanding the Ohio Political Contributions Tax Credit to include political parties.

January 18, 2011

Citizens for Community Values (CCV) hosted a Values Action Team (VAT) meeting in Columbus. Alex Tornero chaired the meeting and about 20 people attended. Topics discussed included Surrogacy Legislation, New Constitution Concerns, and a Heartbeat Bill. State Representative and Majority Whip John Adams also attended the meeting. He and I talked about the caucus and my candidacy to join the team after the 2012 election.

January 9 - 10, 2011
It was a big two days in Columbus. After attending the swearings of Jon Husted and Mike DeWine, we held our state central committee meeting. I was given the honor of delivering the invocation. Jon Husted, Dave Yost, and Josh Mandel addressed the committee. Chief Justice O’Connor swore in Kevin DeWine for his second two-year term as Ohio GOP Chairman. All other officers were also re-elected.
On Monday, I attended the swearings of Dave Yost, John Kasich, and Josh Mandel. All of the two-day events were well attended and festive. From Clermont County, I saw
Matt Beamer, Jim Bushman, Linda Fraley, Jeff Hardin, Tom Niehaus, Jean Schmidt, and Joe and Patti Uecker. From Brown County, I saw Bill Herdman, Mariah Votel, Jessie Millikan, and Jeanne Glassmeyer. I also saw Adams County’s Danny Bubp.

January 4, 2011
Nearly 200 people attended the
Union Twp Tea Party at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. We heard committee updates and a presentation from The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law. A few of the elected officials who attended included Archie Wilson, Joe Uecker, Linda Fraley, and Don White.

December 21, 2010
Jean Schmidt was in Washington, her staff hosted her annual Christmas party in Kenwood. She addressed the crowd via telephone. Guests from Clermont County included Joe Uecker, Tom Mantel, Matt Beamer, Bob McGee, Karen Tracy, Peter Schmidt, Gary and Jennifer Black. It was also great to see Steven Caraway and Brian Baldridge from Adams County.

December 15, 2010
About 40 people attended the Adams County Christmas Party
at the Scott Township Fire Department. Congratulations to the new club officers: Garry Benner, President; Chuck Dailey, Vice President; Bill McFarland, Secretary; and Stephen Caraway, Treasurer. It was also great to see Doug and Norma Green from Brown County.

December 14, 2010
The Scioto County GOP Club held their annual Christmas party in New Boston. Some of the notables included Rodney Barnett, Jon Mills,
Key Reynolds, Dr. Terry Johnson, Kevin and Cindy Craft, and Rick Jones. About 50 people attended. Representative-elect Johnson resigned as County Coroner. Dr. Adams is the only candidate, so far, to replace him. Jon Mills is chairing a committee to examine the feasibility of a permanent GOP HQ.

Event Calendar
January 21, 2011
I will be making a guest appearance on the
TIB All Stars Radio Show in their studios in Fairfield.

January 22, 2011
Rosary Procession and Rally at 11:00am at City Hall in Cincinnati. Tom Brinkman will emcee the event.

January 24, 2011
Annual Right-to-Life Memorial march in Washington DC. For bus information, contact Debbie Smith at or (513) 932-5434.

January 29, 2011
Annual Northeast Hamilton County Republican Club pancake breakfast at 9 am at the Sharonville Convention Center

January 29, 2011
“Making of America” Logistics at Loveland Presbyterian Church from 8:30am to 4:30pm for $25. For more info:

February 1, 2011
Union Twp (Clermont County) Tea Party meeting at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7pm

February 4, 2011
First Friday luncheon sponsored by Government Strategies Group

February 7, 2011
Union Twp (Clermont County) GOP Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center at 7 pm

February 8, 2011
Scioto County GOP meeting in New Boston at 7pm

February 16, 2011
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at 7pm in Batavia

February 19, 2011
Brown County Lincoln Day Dinner

February 28, 2011
Clinton County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Fairgrounds Expo Center at 7pm featuring
Tom Niehaus.

March 4, 2011
Clermont County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Eastgate Holiday Inn

March 8, 2011
Scioto County GOP meeting in New Boston at 7pm

March 16, 2011
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at 7pm in Batavia

March 16, 2011
Tom Brinkman fundraiser at the Anderson Government Center from 5:30 to 7:30 for $50. Chris Finney will describe how Cincinnati Public School students got Graeter’s ice cream in exchange for their votes for Democrats in November’s election.

March 25, 2011
4th Annual Friends of NRA event at Eastgate Receptions for $30: Social at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm. For Tickets, call Cathy Darnell at 513-753-3112 or e-mail

April 6, 2011

Clermont County Central Committee Endorsement meeting at 7pm in Batavia

April 12, 2011
Scioto County GOP Club Annual Pie Auction in New Boston at 7pm

April 25, 2011
CCV’s Annual Spring Banquet featuring David Barton at Xavier’s Cintas Center

Pro-Life | Pro-Gun | Limited Government | Lower Taxes

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