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February 2017



I am seeking district-wide input on priorities at I would appreciate your input and for you to share the survey with others (not just Republicans, anyone in the district). When you take the survey, you pick your top concerns and what you want to have happen on each. So far, the top three concerns (and top desired actions) are:



We need to end sanctuary cities in Ohio

We need more respect for authority and law enforcement



We need to improve access to healthcare

We need to be part of a push for cross-state lines access to coverage



We need lower taxes

We should change taxing approaches (ex: have no state income tax in favor of other approaches)


Please provide your input at
The deadline is March 3, 2017


Right to Work: Is SB 5 from 2011 a red herring?

Detractors have been trying to tie right to work to the infamous Senate Bill 5 from 2011. These bills are as different as night and day. They attempt to argue that right to work was voted down as Senate Bill 5. The facts are that nothing similar to House Bill 53 has been voted on since 1958.

Senate Bill 5 was about restricting union contracts, reducing benefits, implementing controls on collective bargaining, arbitration, and strikes for public sector employees. (It was motivated by the general assembly’s desire to control costs for the taxpayers.) The campaign opposing the measure was about safety standards, working conditions, and the ability of police and fire to meet the needs of the public.

Conversely, House Bill 53 is simply about eliminating the requirement for public sector employees to join a union, pay union fees, or be fired. Furthermore, it eliminates the requirement for unions to represent employees who are not members or pay union fees. This is the “freeloader” argument and it is abolished in the bill.

For more on right to work, see:

Ohio House of Representatives - My current active House bills:

HB 53 - Private Sector Right to Work


Video Central
Senator Cruz at Senator Sessions Confirmation Hearing (13 minutes)

Event Calendar
March 3, 2017
"First Friday" Luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's at noon for $20.

March 3, 2017
Clermont County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 5:30 for $50.

March 6, 2017
Union Twp Republican Central Committee meeting at 7 PM at the Civic Center.

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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Introduction (38 seconds)

Second Amendment (36 seconds)

Taxes (49 seconds)

Energy (55 seconds)

Pro-Life (42 seconds)

Creation Science and Evolution (42 sec.)

State Government Spending (45 sec.)

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State Government (37 seconds)

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