The Becker Report – November 2021


Becker wins election for Union Township Trustee

Many thanks to the voters and those who supported my campaign for Union Township Trustee. Some made herculean efforts and all amounts of support were greatly appreciated. No campaign is a one-man show. A successful campaign requires a team of dedicated volunteers. You are the winners.

My immediate post-election task was disassembling The Becker-Mobile (removing the 4×8 Becker sign (complete with lights) mounted 10 feet high in my F150), collecting signs, returning congratulatory calls, texts, and emails, putting away campaign materials, and getting my life back to normal.

Congratulations to Joe Dills who came in first place by a wide margin in this “pick two” election. (He worked the campaign hard and he earned it.) I am very much looking forward to working with him and Trustee Michael Logue beginning in January 2022. Additionally, I’m also looking forward to working with the entire Union Township administration team. They are all very fine people.

The other three candidates deserve praise for running strong and clean campaigns focused on their strengths and the issues. They are all good men and I wish them well.

During the month of November, I’ve met with our fiscal officer, administrator, each department head, and union leaders to hear their suggestions and concerns. I’ve read through the 202-page book of zoning regulations, our union contracts, employee handbook, and multiple other documents and publications. There is still a lot more for me to read and research.

Amongst other things, the staff is assessing the possibility of placing recycling bins near the service garage and installing speed tables in various neighborhoods. If these initiatives pass scrutiny and the other trustees agree, then you will likely see them next year.

Union Township Administrator, Ken Geis, Retires as of December 31, 2021

Like a quarterback who won multiple and back-to-back Super Bowls and retires at the pinnacle of his career, Ken Geis has announced his retirement.

I’ve said it repeatedly and publicly: “If it weren’t for Ken Geis, Union Township would look like Detroit.” That, of course, is a reference to Detroit’s epic decline due to corruption, mismanagement, and bankruptcy in 2013. Although bankruptcy was never an issue for Union Township, corruption and mismanagement certainly had been.

It was also in 2013 that both Trustees, who won in that election year, ran on a platform of firing Ken Geis. After their successful election, I doubt if I was the only person who spoke to the new Trustees about keeping Ken Geis on as the Union Township Administrator. Fortunately, they did and a misguided campaign promise was broken.

The results of that broken campaign promise meant that Ken Geis was free to continue working his wizardry putting deals together for Total Quality Logistics, Ivy Pointe, Jungle Jim’s, West Clermont High School, Mt. Carmel Brewery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Mercy Health Hospitals, Cincinnati Eye Institute, RJ Cinemas, Casey’s General Store, Hamilton Safe, and more.

It has long been evident to me that Ken Geis is probably the smartest man in Clermont County and likely one of the smartest men in Ohio. Although I am very disappointed to learn that he is leaving Union Township, I certainly wish him well in his future pursuits.

Becker wins in the 12th District Court of Appeals

Many thanks to my attorney, Nick Owens. But for his legal expertise and passion for justice, this victory would not have been possible.

The Facebook Live video is here:
The press release is below:

Video Central

PragerU: Howard Zinn and the Book That Poisoned a Generation (5 minutes)
Marine Combat Veteran, Michael Logue, Speaks with Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin on Memorial Day 2021 (5 minutes)
PragerU: The Plantation: Then and Now – Candace Owens (6 minutes)

BeckerGOP YouTube Channel

November 28, 2021 – The November issue of The Becker Report (13 minutes)
October 30, 2021 – The October issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
September 26, 2021 – The September issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
August 29, 2021 – The August issue of The Becker Report (11 minutes)
July 28, 2021 – The July issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
June 30, 2021 – The June 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
May 30, 2021 – The May 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
April 28, 2021 – The April 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
March 31, 2021 – The March 2021 issue of The Becker Report (14 minutes)
February 28, 2021 – The February 2021 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
January 31, 2021 – The January 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
December 29, 2020 – The December issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
November 30, 2020 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day update – Private Citizen Affidavits filed/delivered in 20 counties (5 minutes)
November 12, 2020 – Governor DeWine Weaponizing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (6 minutes)
November 2, 2020 – Vote Trump 2020 (7 minutes)
October 30, 2020 – October issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
October 26, 2020 – Becker Calls for the Resignation of AG Dave Yost and Files Motion for Sanctions in Twelfth District (4 minutes)
October 19, 2020 – Update on Impeachment, Private Citizen Affidavits, and Writ of Mandamus Against Governor DeWine (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 1 – Election Update – French and Kennedy – Ohio Supreme Court – Shea (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 2 – Governor DeWine Review – How did we get to where we are today? (6 minutes)
October 6, 2020 – Writ of Mandamus (8 minutes)
September 30, 2020 – The September issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
September 28, 2020 – Private Citizen Affidavit (2 minutes)
September 20, 2020 – Impeachment Update – Is Gov. DeWine Pro-Life? Is HB 272 “feel good” legislation? (12 minutes)
September 13, 2020 – Impeachment Update, with potential criminal charges, against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (19 minutes)
September 6, 2020 – Impeach DeWine Update (3 minutes)
August 31, 2020 The Becker Report – August 2020 (15 minutes)
August 29, 2020 – State Representative, John Becker speaking at the Unifying Ohio for Liberty rally (22 minutes)
August 27, 2020 – Update on impeachment (16 minutes)
August 24, 2020 – Introduction of the 10 Articles of Impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine (33 minutes)

Event Calendar 

December 6, 2021
Union Township GOP meeting at RJ’s Cinema at 7 PM.

December 9, 2021
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.

December 25, 2021
Merry Christmas!

December 26, 2021
Happy Boxing Day!

January 1, 2022
Happy New Year!

Becker – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!

“…John Becker, an ‘archconservative’ former state lawmaker from the Cincinnati area…” as described by (February 2021).
“[State Rep. John Becker,] one of Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers…” proclaimed (October 2020).
“Clermont County State Rep. John Becker, one of the most conservative members of the Ohio House…” according to (August 2019).

Becker wins “Sponsor of Liberty” award by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (October 2018).
“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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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.)State Government (37 seconds)

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