Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Widener hits goal of 20,000 doors!!!

Widener for Senate has Knocked on over 24,000 Doors in the last 20 Weeks
Candidate for State Senate feels best place to listen to voter concerns is at their front door

SPRINGFIELD, OH (10/20/08) - In June, Chris Widener, candidate for Ohio's 10th Senate District, announced a grassroots program aimed at knocking on 20,000 doors over the next 20 weeks. To date the Widener for Senate campaign has knocked on over 24,000 doors.

"Going door to door, talking to voters, there is one main thing that is on their mind, and that's jobs," said Widener. "That's why as state representative I co-sponsored a ground breaking $1.57 billion economic stimulus package to create 57,000 new jobs. I also voted to cut income taxes by 21% that will save Ohio taxpayers approximately $2 billion each year."
Widener has received broad based support and endorsements for his senate campaign including,The Ohio Manufacturers' Association, The Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Farm Bureau-"Friend of Agriculture," Ohio Nurses Association, Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio, Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council, Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio Society of CPA's, International Union of Operating Engineers, and the Ohio State Medical Association.

Widener is a licensed architect and has owned his own firm for more than 18 years. Prior to starting his own business he was the first full-time Historic Preservation Officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and served as a civil service architect.

Widener currently represents Madison County and portions of Clark and Greene Counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a legislator, he worked to cut personal income taxes by 21 percent, provided much needed prescription drug coverage for 1.4 million Ohio seniors without any additional costs to taxpayers and helped pass a state budget with the lowest growth in spending in nearly half a century.


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