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March 2018



"Bring Home the Bacon Becker"?
As you know, I went to Columbus to cut taxes and spending. That hasn't changed. I don't go out looking for ways to spend more of your money. But when the largess gets spread around in the Capital Budget, some of it lands in Clermont County:

·         Pierce Park Learning and History - Trail Improvements, $275,000

·         Valley View Outdoor Classroom, $125,000

·         Miami Township Leming House Improvements, $60,000

·         Empower Youth Long Barn Renovations, $50,000

·         Mercy Health Dental Residency Operation Rooms, $500,000

·         Child Focus Opiate Addiction Supervised Visitation Facility at Batavia, $50,000

Other issues of local importance that I'm currently working on include:

·         Expanding the four bridges on I-275 crossing the Little Miami River and Loveland Maderia Road.

·         Consideration of the bypass that connects Northern Kentucky to I-71 near Lebanon.

·         Allowing ODOT to identify townships on expressway signs.

·         Various issues important to individual constituents.

John Becker for State Representative
As many of you know, we have an opponent for re-election on May 8th. Speaker Rosenberger recently visited Clermont County to do a fundraising event for us and people have been out going door-to-door. All looks good so far, but we need to stay vigilant and take nothing for granted.

Endorsements are just beginning to get issued. So far, we have:

·         Clermont County Republican Party

·         Ohio Republican Party

·         Cincinnati Right to Life - PAC

·         Ohio Right to Life - PAC

·         Ohio Citizens PAC

·         Ohio Value Voters

·         Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors ABC- PAC

The Other 30 percent
My first primary election was in 2012. I won it and each general election since then by approximately 70 percent or so. Therefore, about 30 percent voted for someone else. One of those 30 percenters recently reached out to me to give me a piece of his mind. Therefore, I invited him out for coffee. We discussed a number of issues and were in sync on several of them. Where we disagreed simply came down to a differing world view and principles versus pragmatism. I didn't try to convince him to vote for me. We had a very good and friendly discussion. He wasn't a bad guy, for a Hillary Clinton supporter.

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 Title Bill
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.
HB 488 - Truth in advertising for property tax levies.

Video Central
US Senate Candidate Nick Freitas Dismantles the Left in Defense of the Second Amendment (8 minutes)
Gov. Bevin responds to question concerning his stance on school violence (8 minutes)

Event Calendar
April 6, 2018
"First Friday" luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's. Register here.

April 9, 2018
Voter Registration Deadline.

April 10, 2018
Early Voting begins.

April 10, 2018
Clermont League of Women Voters Candidate’s Forum at Milford City Council Chambers beginning at 6 PM.

April 11, 2018
Clermont Senior Services annual dinner at 2085 James Sauls Dr. beginning at 5 PM.

April 19, 2018
Clermont County Township Association Annual Banquet at the fairgrounds.

April 20, 2018
Clermont County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Oasis beginning at 5 PM.

April 27, 2018
Citizens for Community Values Annual Banquet at the XU Cintas Center at 6:30 PM.

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).
" 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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