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September 2016



Campaign Update

My opponent is a 24-year-old personable and likable young man who has political experience working on the Chris Seelbach for Cincinnati City Council campaign. He is well funded (for a Democrat in Clermont County). My opponent has also recently opened an impressive campaign headquarters in a prime location across from the Eastgate Mall. He has many yard signs that are sprouting up all over the district. He is also union endorsed. How will he spend all of that money that he has raised???

My growing list of endorsements includes the NRA (with an "A" rating), Cincinnati and Ohio Right-to-Life PACs, NFIB, Ohio Society of CPAs, Ohio Restaurant Association, Citizens for Community Values, Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, Ohio Farm Bureau, and the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. (They only endorse candidates, after examining them, with a backbone.)

Ohio House of Representatives
House Bill 590 - Provides immunity when license holders inadvertently carry in a prohibited location

·         Any CHL holder who carries a concealed firearm into a prohibited or posted place and is discovered could not be charged with a crime, unless said CHL holder refuses to leave or take the firearm and secure it in a proper location.

·         Preserves immunity for businesses who allow firearms. However, it removes immunity protections for businesses that post 'no firearms allowed' signage and do not provide adequate security.

House Bill 583 - Public Sector Right-to-Work
This legislation:

·         Provides public sector workers the choice to opt out of union representation and dues.

·         Allows non-union employees to voluntarily make financial contributions to a union.

·         Protects unions from the requirement of representing non-union employees.

·         Appropriates $30,000 in fiscal year 2017 for pamphlets and brochures.

House Bill 502 - Campaign Finance Simplification

Some provisions of HB 502 are as follows:

·         Rounding of maximum contributions to the nearest $100.

·         Post-general campaign reporting will be synced to the calendar year with an end-of-the-year report due January 7th.

·         Minimal income and expenditures less than $100 may be aggregated instead of itemized.

·         The Secretary of State may audit a candidate or campaign committee’s reports for a particular race. However, if one candidate or committee is audited, then all candidates or committees for that race must be audited.

·         No filing requirement if a candidate receives or spends less than $2,000.

·         Phases in electronic reporting requirements for all candidates over the next three years.

·         Certified mail to candidates will be permissive rather than required.

House Bill 456 - Create Safeguards that Prevent ‘Election Shenanigans’
The major provisions of HB 456 are as follows:

This is an opportunity to move a bi-partisan bill forward that helps all parties.

House Bill 257 - Becker Budget
In summary, the provisions of HB 257 include:

·         Slow (state only) spending growth by $1.3 billion from HB 64 (state budget).

·         Reduce income tax rates proportionally.

·         Phase out income tax over five years.

·         Slow "all funds" growth by $6.2 billion from HB 64.

·         Eliminate Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

·         Defund Planned Parenthood.

·         Eliminate the Ohio Marriage Penalty.

·         Allow sales tax refunds for Core charges.

·         Allow Governor Kasich's proposed severance tax to apply to public lands only.

·         Expand Indigent tort reform.

·         Prohibit double dipping in the state pension system (grandfather in current double dippers).


Video Central
Bill Whittle - The KKK Base of the Democrat Party (13 minutes)
Income Inequality is Good (4 minutes)
Irrefutable Proof: Hillary Clinton Has a Seizure Disorder! (5 minutes)

Older Clips
John Becker supports the US Constitution's provision for the military and our veterans (1 minute)
John Becker speaks on the House floor in favor of the Constitution. (1 minute)
John Becker on The Ohio Channel with Karen Kasler (7 minutes)
John Becker speaks about the Constitutional Authority of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the House floor. (2 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 News talking about Homosexual Marriage (HB 296) (2+ minutes)
John Becker live CNN pro-life interview defending Down syndrome people (HB 135) (This is the full six minute uncut version)
John Becker live CNN pro-life interview defending Down syndrome people (HB 135) This is the edited version currently on the CNN web site (< 2 minutes)
Sarah Palin interview with State Representative Dave Hall (8 minutes)
The Becker Budget Interview with Karen Kasler (6 minutes)
League of Women Voters Candidates forum: John Becker vs. Democrat opponent (28 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 News talking about "Stand Your Ground" (HB 203) (3 minutes)
John Becker on Ch. 10 News in Columbus regarding the impeachment of Judge Black (3 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 talking about HB 244 (3 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 talking about Medicaid (2 minutes)
John Becker radio interview with Chris Long, Ohio Christian Alliance (25 minutes)

Event Calendar

October 2, 2016
Clermont County Right-to-Life life chain on SR 125 near St. Thomas More from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

October 3, 2016
Union Township Republican Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center at 7 pm.

October 5, 2016
Trump meeting at Republican HQ in The Empire of The Village of Batavia at 6:30 pm.

October 7, 2016
First Friday Luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's at noon for $20.

October 10, 2016
Symmes-Loveland Republican Club Columbus Day Cookout at Symmes Township Park (Pavilion) - 11600 Lebanon Road from 5 pm – 7 pm

October 11, 2016
Voter Registration deadline.

October 12, 2016
Early voting begins

October 12, 2016
Trump meeting at Republican HQ in The Empire of The Village of Batavia at 6:30 pm.

October 13, 2016
Cincinnati Right-to-Life Evening for Life at the Sharonville Convention Center from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

October 13, 2016
Wayne Township candidates night at the Newtonsville Municipal Building from 7 pm – 8:30 pm.

October 19, 2016
Clermont County Republic Central Committee meeting at HQ in The Empire of The Village of Batavia.

October 20, 2016
Trump meeting at Republican HQ in The Empire of The Village of Batavia at 6:30 pm.

October 26, 2016
Trump meeting at Republican HQ in The Empire of The Village of Batavia at 6:30 pm.

Becker for State Representative
Ranked a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
" arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House," said The Cincinnati Enquirer (March 2014).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker, said the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).

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