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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 X
February 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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Major Staff Changes at the Ohio GOP
Executive Director Jason Mauk, Political Director Jonathan Gormley, and Communications Director John McClelland will be moving on to bigger and better things while working through the transition with their respective replacements. They collectively have 24 years invested in the Ohio GOP. While the moves are great for them, they will be a great loss to the organization. They are very conservative, highly dedicated, and loyal professionals. This situation presents a great challenge to Chairman DeWine to find top shelf replacements approaching the caliber of those three.

Video Central
Muslim worship in the streets of Paris
Col. West talks about Islam (1+ minutes)
Mission of Faith (4 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 13 months away and only 11 months until early voting. I’ve raised $17,700 and expanded my donor base to nearly 220 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)

Creation Science and Evolution (42 seconds)

State Government Spending (45 seconds)

Donate (50 seconds)

State Government (37 seconds)


Past Events
February 16, 2011
More than 80 people attended the Clermont County Central Committee meeting in Batavia. Chairman Rudd announced that the Party earned a clean audit and congratulated David Uible for his good work as treasurer. The chairman also announced that Senate President
Tom Niehaus would be our featured Lincoln Day speaker on March 4th. He also discussed the April 6th endorsement meeting and the filing deadline. Several candidates spoke including Supreme Court candidate Sharon Kennedy. Tina Sanborn and Dave Uible announced that they were running for West Clermont School Board and Common Pleas Clerk of Courts respectively. Ted Stevenot gave an update on SB 5. Joe Uecker and Danny Bubp also addressed the committee.

February 15, 2011
Kevin DeWine hosted a conference call for SCC members to discuss staff transitions. Senator
Shannon Jones also joined the call to discuss SB 5. A Q&A followed.

February 15, 2011
Citizens for Community Values (CCV) hosted a Values Action Team (VAT) meeting in Columbus. Topics discussed included the Heartbeat Bill, a Religious Freedom Amendment, and current bills being considered.

February 7, 2011
About 25 people attended the Union Twp (Clermont County) GOP Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center. Much of the meeting was about our endorsement policy and deadlines. Carl Dorsch discussed his proposal to extend the Ohio Political Tax Credit to political parties. We decided to invite Dr. Brooks to our March 7th meeting to discuss the West Clermont School levy.

February 1, 2011
Paul Lambert, from
Save Hilliard Schools, discussed education funding at the Clermont County Tea Party meeting. His presentation was interesting and informative.

January 29, 2011
About 400 people or so, attended the annual NE Hamilton County GOP Club Pancake Breakfast at the Sharonville Convention Center.
Tim Pawlenty was the featured speaker and came across like a true Tea Party conservative.

January 21, 2011
I was the featured guest on the TIB All Stars Show sponsored by
Weapons of Mass Discussion. State politics was the primary topic discussed.

Event Calendar
February 26, 2011
Brown County Lincoln Day Dinner at the FOE Hall in Georgetown at 5:30pm and the event will begin at 6:30pm for $25

February 27, 2011
Ohio Sovereignty Amendment meeting at the Sharonville Holiday Inn from 10am to 3pm

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

March 4, 2011
First Friday Luncheon sponsored by
Government Strategies Group at McCormick & Schmick's at 12pm for $20

March 4, 2011
Clermont County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Eastgate Holiday Inn featuring Senate President
Tom Niehaus at 6pm for $50

March 5, 2011
Nullify Now at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for $10 at 7pm

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

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

March 10, 2011
Lawrence County Lincoln Day Dinner at South Point High School at 6pm

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 4, 2011

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

April 6, 2011

Clermont County Central Committee Endorsement meeting at 7pm at the Eastgate Holiday Inn

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

April 13, 2011
Pregnancy Center East Banquet for Life at the Hyatt Regency featuring Pam Tebow

April 25, 2011
CCV’s Annual Spring Banquet featuring
David Barton at Xavier’s Cintas Center at 6:30

May 18, 2011
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at 7pm in Batavia

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

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