Many thanks to the Clermont County Republican Party for their continued and overwhelming support for my re-election to the office of 65th District State Representative. I won the party's endorsement over my opponent by an eye-popping 37-point margin! My percentage of the vote was the highest for a candidate whose opponent showed up for the endorsement meeting. All of the results are here. In a previous meeting, the screening committee unanimously recommended me for endorsement while voting my opponent as not recommended.
Now is the time. The filing deadline is February 7th to get your name on the ballot for the May 8th primary election. The Ohio Secretary of State's Petition Page is here. Yes, you too can run for governor.
In Clermont County and many others, the central committee is also up for re-election. That petition is here. If you have any questions about the central committee or the petitions, please contact me at John@BeckerGOP.com or the Clermont County Board of Elections at 513-732-7275. Tonia Blackburn is the expert.
The Speaker of the
Ohio House, Cliff Rosenberger, is coming to Clermont County!
For the first time in four years, I'm having a local fundraising event. This is also the first time since 2012 that I've had a primary opponent. Please join us at the Eastgate Grammas Pizza on February 12th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. The opportunity is still available to be a host committee member. So far, more than 30 have confirmed pledges of between $250 and $5,000. That's a good start. The suggested donation will be $100 for the event. And it qualifies for the Ohio Political Contributions Tax Credit.
Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) and the Circular Firing Squad (CFS)
Senator Dick Durbin ought to be banned from the White House for as long as President Trump holds that title. Trump allegedly said a bad word in a private meeting and Durbin ran to the nearest camera to feign outrage. I can understand whack job Democrats looking for any excuse to sabotage our president. What I have a problem with are the Republicans who form the circular firing squad. How well has that been working out for us?
Ohio House of Representatives - My current active House bills:
HB 53 - Public Sector Right to Work
HB 233 - Decriminalization Effort for Ending Notorious Deaths (DEFEND). It decriminalizes so-called "gun free zones" for Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders. This bill passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.
HB 333 - Eliminates the Ohio Marriage Penalty.
HB 421 - Replica
HJR 8: Private-sector Right-to-Work – No worker should be required to subsidize a union as a condition of employment. Furthermore, this amendment will tell the world that Ohio is "open for business."
HJR 7: Public-sector Right-to-Work – This legislation is about freedom of association. Like for the private sector, no worker should be required to subsidize a union as a condition of employment.
HJR 9: Public-sector Prevailing Wage – Repeals the requirement for taxpayers to pay artificially inflated wages, rather than those that are market-based.
HJR 12: Public-sector Paycheck Protection – This amendment prohibits state and local government employers from withholding union dues or fees from workers' wages. Additionally, unions will be prohibited from spending workers' money on political activities without workers' consent.
HJR 10: Public-sector Project Labor Agreements – This legislation is the Michigan model approved by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. State and local government entities will be prohibited from minimizing competition for construction projects by requiring that only union or non-union labor can be considered. A level playing field will be required.
HJR 11: Public-sector Union Recertification – Requires annual reconsideration and recertification of workers' bargaining units. This amendment will open up competition for new bargaining units, will give workers a chance to have their voices heard, and will make union leadership accountable to their membership.
February 2, 2018
"First Friday" happy hour at the beautifully renovated Ensemble Theatre from 5 PM to 7 PM. Register here.
February 3, 2018
Greater Cincinnati Friends of NRA dinner at Loveland Receptions. Register here.
February 7, 2018
Filing deadline for candidates for the May 8, 2018 primary election. Petitions for precinct committeeman can be found here.
February 9, 2018
Clermont Chamber 2018 Annual Meeting & Small Business Excellence Awards. Register here.
February 10, 2018
Ohio Pro-Family Forum in Columbus. Contact Robin Burress at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 12, 2018
Speaker of the Ohio House, Cliff Rosenberger will be my special guest for a fundraising reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Eastgate Grammas Pizza. The suggested donation is $100. RSVP to John@BeckerGOP.com.
February 17, 2018
Door-to-Door campaigning with OHROC for my re-election. RSVP to John@BeckerGOP.com.
Becker for State Representative - Vetted, Tested, and Proven!
"Becker has a legitimate claim as the state's most conservative legislator," according to The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer (September 2017).
"Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker," proclaimed the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
"Becker...is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House," said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).
Ranked as a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
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