Guest Column – (October 31, 2012)

November 6th is quickly approaching and we will all be happy to see the campaign ads and signs go away. Many of us have already voted, but most of us will go to our polling locations next Tuesday.

When you vote, please vote for me, for state representative, for Ohio’s 65th house district. The area includes the cities of Milford and Loveland (inside Clermont County) and the townships of Union, Miami, Goshen, Stonelick, and Wayne.

I’m running for the office of state representative so that I can continue to support and promote the conservative values of Clermont County in Columbus. My platform is very simple: Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Limited Government, and Lower Taxes.

My MBA, with an emphasis in taxation, was earned at Xavier University. I also hold a CTP (Certified Treasury Professional), a school district treasurer’s license, and am a graduate of the Union Township Citizens’ Police Academy.

My 30 year career in the private sector has spanned four major industries: Manufacturing, Health Care Insurance, Banking/Financial, and Charter Education.

I’ve been involved with the Clermont County Republican Party since 1993. I’ve also served the Ohio Republican Party from 2004 until 2012.

When deciding who to vote for, some people like to do their own research on the candidates. Others prefer to rely on the opinions of non-partisan groups who perform a candidate vetting process. Regardless, we all look for different criteria, qualities, or aspects when making the very important voting decisions.

For those of us who feel that being pro-life is important, please consider the fact that I’m endorsed by:

·         Cincinnati Right to Life PAC

·         Ohio Right to Life PAC

·         Ohio ProLife Action

·         Ohio Pro-Life PAC

Issues involving family values are important to many of us. I’ve won the endorsements of:

·         Citizens for Community Values Action PAC

·         Family First PAC

Many of us believe that the Second Amendment right to bear arms is important. The following have endorsed me:

·         NRA (“AQ” rating)

·         Buckeye Firearms (“A” rating)

·         Ohio Gun PAC

I am very strongly pro-business and economic development. Please consider these business and industry endorsements:

·         Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC

·         National Federation of Independent Business – NFIB/Ohio

·         Ohio Farm Bureau “Friend of Agriculture”

·         The Ohio Society of CPAs

·         Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) PAC

·         Ohio State Medical Association PAC

·         Ohio Restaurant Association PAC

·         Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati

·         Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors PAC

For those of us who believe in choice in education, please consider that I am endorsed by Ohioans for Educational Freedom.

For veterans, or for those of us who care about veterans’ issues, Ohio Veterans United has awarded me their “Highly Recommended” rating.

To learn more about me and my candidacy for state representative, please visit my website at If you’d like to subscribe to my monthly newsletter, The Becker Report, email me at

I’m a conservative Republican who is vetted, tested, and proven. I’m asking for your vote on November 6th.