Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rudy Bows Out early

The following is an excerpt from foxnews.com

Rudy Giuliani formally dropped his presidential bid and endorsed John McCain Wednesday, setting up the Arizona senator with valuable support and big press heading into the GOP primary debate in California.
Giuliani pledged to campaign with McCain wherever he is needed, and touted his former rival as an “American hero” and “the most qualified candidate to be the next commander in chief of the United States.”
Giuliani spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., where the Republican debate was being held just two hours later.
“He came from way behind to go way ahead, and once again displayed his tenacity, his courage, his ability to focus, his ability to get things done,” Giuliani said, referring to McCain’s surge over the past two months. “I can’t imagine a campaign that better demonstrates who the person to be president of the United States should be.”
On his plane en route to The Golden State, the former New York City mayor said that he opted to end his faltering campaign because he did not want to eat into McCain’s support on Super Tuesday, when just four remaining candidates will battle for the 1,023 delegates allocated from 21 states voting that day.
“It’s disappointing to lose a race for president because you believe you’re the best candidate, but I had made it clear before I had to make this decision who I thought the other best candidate was,” Giuliani said.

Monday, January 28, 2008

SUPER TUESDAY EVENT

Just wanted to remind everyone about the next event for the Greene County Young Repbulicans. I hope to see everyone on Tuesday February 5th at 8 pm at the Beaver-Vu Bowling alley on North Fairfield Rd. We will be watching results from other states (Ohio's primary is March 4th) come in as votes are counted!

We will attempt to have a short meeting at the start of th event so please plan to come early and stay late- Alaska's polls close at 1 A.M EST so it may be a long night! (Last poll I saw showed Ron Paul leading in Alaska)

Hope to see everyone there for a fun filled evening.

Zach Upton

P.S. This is a "Bring a Friend Free" event so please pass this invitation along to others who would be interested

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dan Harkins Announces Candidacy for Congress

On January 4, 2008, Dan Harkins, a resident of Springfield, Ohio, filed his Petitions with the
Greene County Board of Elections to place his name on the 2008 Republican Primary Ballot for the
for the 7th Congressional District. The primary election will be held on March 4, 2008.
Dan Harkins, age 47, is an attorney in Springfield who has a general civil law practice which
includes matters involving health care and taxation. Harkins is an established civic leader. He was
the President of the Springfield Family YMCA and the President of Tecumseh Council, Boy Scouts
of America. His service resulted in various awards including the Silver Beaver award from
Tecumseh Council, the Board Award of Distinction from the Association of Ohio Philanthropic
Homes, Housing and Services for the Aging, and a Community Service Award from the Ohio State
Bar Association.
Harkins has served with distinction as Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party for
10 years and as a member of the Clark County Board of Elections for 9 years. During the 2000
Presidential Recount in Florida, Harkins served as an observer, Team Leader, and Floor Manager.
Harkins was an alternate to the 2000 National Republican Convention and a delegate to the 2004
National Republican Convention. Should his candidacy Petitions be approved, Harkins will resign
as Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party and from the Clark County Board of Elections.
“Unreasonable taxes and unfunded mandates are hampering our economy. The
overwhelming burdens of a growing federal deficit and a troubled Social Security system need to
be resolved. Effective solutions are urgently needed to fulfill our commitments and to strengthen
our economy, so that our Nation may better compete in the global economy,” Harkins said.
“We need to champion Republican principles of lower taxes and less intrusive government.
Political rhetoric needs to be followed with effective action,” Harkins stated.
“I have been encouraged by many residents within the Congressional District to seek the
nomination. I am humbled by their encouragement and support. I look forward to running an
effective campaign,” said Harkins.
Attached are a campaign contact sheet, biographic statement about the candidate and
campaign photograph.
Paid for by the Harkins for Congress Committee

Steve Austria Announces Candidacy for Congress

SENATOR STEVE AUSTRIA ANNOUNCES HIS BID FOR
7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Beavercreek - Following Congressman Dave Hobson’s announcement that he does not intend to seek re-election for Congress, Senator Steve Austria, (Republican - 10th district) Majority Whip of the Ohio Senate, announced his intention to run for the seat in 2008 with Hobson’s support.

“While no one can ever replace Dave Hobson in Congress, I believe that my service in the Ohio Legislature and in leadership positions over the past nine years has provided me with a great training ground to begin my campaign for U.S. Congress,” Austria said.

Senator Austria currently represents the 10th senate district, a seat previously held by Congressman Dave Hobson, Merle Kearns, and former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine. The senate district includes all of Greene and Clark counties, the two most populated counties in the Seventh Congressional district. The congressional district includes all or part of Clark, Greene, Fayette, Ross, Pickaway, Fairfield, Franklin and Perry counties.

“Dave Hobson has been a friend and a mentor to me for many years. His record and accomplishments in public service speaks for itself, Senator Austria stated. “I look forward to receiving his guidance, support and assistance on my campaign.”

Steve Austria has served as the Senate Majority Whip for the past three years and was first elected as state representative in 1998 before capturing the Ohio Senate seat in 2000 and again in 2004. He has been chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Economic Development and Aerospace Technology committees in addition to being a member of the Senate Finance Committee for the past several years. He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Highways and Transportation committee. Prior to his service in the Ohio Legislature, Senator Austria was a small businessman and financial advisor.

A few of Austria’s legislative accomplishments include championing the safety and welfare of children in Ohio by authoring both “Jessica’s Law” and the “Adam Walsh Act” and going after sex offenders who try to prey upon our children over the internet and in person. He was also heavily involved in both tax and tort reform in the Ohio Senate and tried to create a more positive atmosphere to keep and attract more jobs in Ohio. Furthermore, he has been a strong advocate for both Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield Air National Guard Base and has helped secure funding to support both institutions. He is currently working on legislation, which would protect the privacy of Veterans’ identity on the Internet in addition to introducing the Elderly Safety Protection Act in Ohio.

“As we move forward in this campaign, I look forward to listening to the concerns of people throughout the district, discussing my views and legislative track record with them. I will work very hard to earn the trust and respect of the voters. I do not take lightly the integrity of the office or in the footsteps I hope to follow.” Senator Austria concluded.

Steve Austria has been married to his wife, Eileen for 21 years. They reside in Beavercreek with their three sons, Brian – 17, Kevin – 15 and Eric – 12 years of age.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Greene County Lincoln Day Dinner

If you would like to attend the Greene County Lincoln Day dinner, please click on this form and follow these instructions.
Look forward to seeing you there!

Marylin Reid Announces Candidacy for County Commissioner

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: MARILYN REID 426-5962
Marilyn Reid announces that she is running for election to the Greene County Commission. Marilyn attended Miami University and graduated from the University of Illinois. She received a Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University School of Law. She is a practicing attorney having practiced over 40 years. She is the mother of two sons, David and Nelson, and four grandsons^ William, David, Mathewand Stephen. Marilyn has exhibited a commitment f.o public service. She has served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Lioness, Attrusa, Jayceettes and Dayton Panhellenic, She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Library, member of the Channel 14/16 Auction Board and an Ohio Advisory member on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Marilyn served on the Beavercreek YMCA Management Committee. She is a member of Rotary.
She is a member of the Beavercreek and Xenia Republican Woman's Club, the Republican Party Centra) Committee and presently serves as Executive Chairman of the Greene County Republican Party. She has been honored with membership in the Greene County Women's Hall of Fame, Who's Who in American Women and the AARP Woman's Initiative Award.
Campaign co-chairman will be former Beavercreek Mayor Joy Brailey, former Fairbom Mayor Dr. Lynn Wolaver, former State Representative and Greene County Commissioner Joe Haines, Jamestown activist Ted Sesster and Cedarville Trustee Fred Luttenberger. Her co-chairs are from all over Greene County because she wants to represent the entire county. She intends to run an active campaign walking in all areas of Greene County sharing her viewpoints and talking to the residents of Greene County.
During her terms as State Representative, Marilyn was known for fiscal conservative values and was awarded the Watchdog of the Treasury Award. She fought tax increases, frivolous state spending and unwarranted government involvement in our daily lives. Still, her greatest attention was to respond to hundreds of constituent's requests for assistance with workers compensation, unemployment compensation, and other concerns. As Greene County Commissioner, Marilyn worked to keep a balanced budget and aggressively fought to keep AFIT and to protect Wright Patterson AFB. Marilyn intends to continue that close working cooperation with the residents of Greene County and their needs. She has developed a keen knowledge of the state budget and the capital bill and has used this experience on the local level. She is looking forward to listening to the needs and concerns of all Greene County residents.
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Pd. For by the Citizens for Reid Campaign, Joe Haines, Co-Chairman, 3866 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio 45440

Reed Madden Announces Candidacy for State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact
Reed Madden - 937.862.4110 (home), 937.239.1325 (cell); reedmadden@aol.com
Campaign chair Merle Grace Kearns - 937.408.3660

W. Reed Madden Files in Race for State Senate
Former Greene County Commissioner Vies for 10th District Seat
SPRING VALLEY. OHIO (December 21, 2007) - W. Reed Madden has filed the necessary paperwork to make official his bid for the 10*1 District Senate seat to represent Clark, Greene and Madison counties at the Ohio Statehouse. Madden says he plans to propose a scaling down of taxes for 8 years beginning in 2009.
"We are over taxed in many areas: retired benefits, property taxes, business fees and death taxes," said Madden of Spring Valley. "My proposal will help us keep our young workers and our seniors from leaving Ohio for reduced or no taxes in other states."

Madden also wants to bring competition into the state for the Workers Compensation Program to save money for small businesses.
•Government needs to run more like a business,' said Madden. Taxpayers are the investors in the business of the state, and we deserve to have our dollars handled astutely."
Madden served for 20 years as a Greene County Commissioner, from 1985-2005. During his tenure.
• Greene County attracted economic development at the Fairfield Commons Mall and surrounding area in
Beavercreek (1993);
• Wright Patterson Air Force Base has remained a key asset to the community, particularly in high-tech and
medical systems;
• Greene County opened Rails to Trails throughout the county making Xenia a major hub for bicycle traveland tourism;
• Greene County brought the Red Cross Family Homeless Shelter to Xenia (1990); (Madden recently helped
secure a $734,000 federal grant to add units for transitional housing.)
• Greene County's population grew from 119,000 to 152,900;
He is owner of the W. Reed Madden Insurance Agency and is active in the community in a number of ways:
• Serves as trustee for the eight-county National Aviation Heritage Foundation (including Clark and GreeneCounties);
• Promotes the area to become the recognized global center of aviation and the premier destination foraviation Heritage tourism to sustain the Wright Brothers' legacy;
• Serves on the boards of directors of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Wright "B" Flyer, National AviationHeritage Foundation, Dayton Area Red Cross, Wellness Community and Miami Valley Resource,Conservation and Development.
• Past president of the Waynesville Chamber of Commerce, Centerville Optimists, Boosters, PTO, Sauerkraut Festival and Chairman of the Spring Valley Potato Festival.

Madden is a graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School and was a cheerleader at Southern Methodist University for three years. He furthered his education at The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Purdue University. He has been married for 47 years to Judy, and they have two children six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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Lieberman's field Sobriety test!

Here is a link to a video of Montgomery County Commission Lieberman, a democrat, field sobriety test. You be the judge! Did she fail?!?

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/mplayer/news/59450

Rudy's strategy being put to the test!

The following comes from some staff member of the Guiliani campaign. Lets see if it plays out on Tuesday.

Strategy Memo: Looking Good
Dec 31st 2007
TO:
TEAM RUDY


Looking Good
DATE:
December 31, 2007
As voting nears in the Republican nomination process, our campaign remains convinced that our strategy we have long had in place is right – bold, innovative and designed to deal with the radically different election calendar. While many of the beltway insiders seem to remain committed to the old "Carter/Clinton" approach and have questioned the adjustments we have made to our strategic thinking based on the new calendar, we clearly have a winning plan to secure the nomination in an election cycle unlike any other. History will prove us right.
As we enter the final stages of the campaign we have seen a tightening in the national polling and the emergence of a real 5-way race for the Republican nomination. Mayor Giuliani has led virtually every national major media poll conducted in 2007. We are now at a point in the campaign where we are seeing increasing polling volatility as public attention turns to the horse races in individual states.
Important to our long term strategy, Mayor Giuliani has enjoyed a commanding lead in nearly every public poll conducted in the delegate rich states of Florida, California, Illinois, New York and New Jersey.

2007 November – December Public Polling Averages Mayor Giuliani and Closest Opponent in state polling
State Mayor Giuliani Average Closest Opponent Average
Florida 30% 17%
California 29% 15%
New Jersey 38% 12%
New York 40% 12%

The Primary Calendar 2008 will be unlike any recent Republican nomination process. What typically has been a primary process that stretched into March or April has been accelerated and compacted into a 33 day sprint.
Our rivals seemingly have built campaigns based on the old calendars’ strategies — a couple of very early state wins to propel them deeper in to the nomination process. To the contrary, our plan allocates time and resources to the many states which vote a bit later — on January 29 (Florida) and February 5.
For the record, only 78 delegates will be picked prior to Florida whereas 1,039 delegates will be picked on January 29 and February 5. Additionally, it is important to note that voting HAS ALREADY STARTED in Florida, Missouri, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey and New York – tens of thousands of people will have already cast their ballot by the time you are reading this note. And more February 5th states, including California will begin early and absentee voting soon. All of this points to the folly of over-estimating the impact of the results of Iowa and New Hampshire and the wisdom of our strategy.
Putting a high priority on spending our time and money in a proportional basis in Florida and the large delegate states voting on February 5th is clearly the right thing to do.
The Early StatesThe pre-February 5th states are Iowa, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Michigan, Nevada, South Carolina, Florida and Maine. Delegates are at stake in just five states before February 5. Wyoming will select a portion of its delegates at their caucus in January, but will not allocate all of their delegates until later in the year. Iowa, Nevada and Maine award NO delegates at this time. Florida is the big prize on January 29, with 57 winner-take-all delegates – the only winner-take-all state before February 5th.
Pre February 5th Contests

Date State Estimated Delegates after RNC Penalty
1/3 Iowa 0*
1/5 Wyoming 12
1/8 New Hampshire 12
1/15 Michigan 30
1/19 Nevada 0*
1/19 South Carolina 24
1/29 Florida 57
2/1 Maine 0
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Because states selecting delegates before February 5th are in violation of Republican National Committee rules, those states have been penalized half of their normal delegates; Iowa, Nevada, and Maine do not select any delegates at their caucuses, but rather at state party conventions in late spring. The states before February 5th will allocate delegates to multiple candidates under varying state election laws and state party rules. Thus, it is highly unlikely that any single candidate will win all of any one state’s delegates except Florida’s, which will be winner-take-all.
Florida accounts for more than 40% of all delegates allocated before February 5th and has almost twice as many delegates as the next largest state. It is therefore easy and correct to conclude that in a multiple candidate race, whichever candidate wins Florida, with their winner-take-all delegates, will very likely have a delegate lead going into February 5th.

February 5th On February 5th, 982 delegates will be in play. Most importantly, a bloc of 201 winner-take-all delegates will be at stake in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware, all states in which Mayor Giuliani has double digit leads. Aside from the huge northeast delegate prize, Missouri will award 58 winner-take-all delegates, and Senator Kit Bond’s endorsement gives our organization a great statewide network there. Also on February 5th, large states such as California, Georgia and Illinois will award most of their delegates by Congressional District vote. It is for this reason that Mayor Giuliani has spent a great deal of time in each of those states and has always polled well in them.
Path to VictoryIf Mayor Giuliani wins even a minority share of the 78 delegates from pre Florida states, wins Florida’s 57 delegates, wins the 201 available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware, and wins only a plurality of delegates from large February 5th states like California, Georgia and Illinois, he will have a commanding lead in delegates for the nomination with more than half of the delegates selected.
State Polling and OutlooksAs noted above, polling has been and will continue to be dynamic and incredibly volatile. In Iowa for instance -just in December- we have seen polls placing the Mayor’s support from as high as 3rd to as low as 6th place. Senator McCain caucus support has ranged from a high of 20% to a low of 5%. And polling over the Christmas and New Year holidays will not be any less fickle.
In Iowa, one could anticipate that Mayor Giuliani might finish outside of the top 3. Governors Huckabee and Romney are battling it out for first, Senator Thompson is spending a lot of time in the state over the closing days of the campaign and Senator McCain received a recent boost from the endorsement of the Des Moines Register. While placement in Iowa will be a focus of the media, it should be remembered that Senator McCain came in 5th place in Iowa (behind Bauer and Keyes) before winning New Hampshire.

The most covered story out of Iowa will likely be the Democratic race, but on the Republican side, the Huckabee/Romney race will be very interesting. The Romney campaign has invested millions of dollars and assembled a massive paid staff; some now question whether Mitt Romney’s Iowa investment and organization will prevail over Mike Huckabee. While Governor Huckabee was climbing rapidly in polls before Christmas, he now seems to have plateaued. Governor Romney’s strategy has long been based on winning the first few races to build momentum. Many believe the Romney organization (and a few million more dollars of get-out-the-vote money) will pull this one out for their campaign.
New Hampshire is only a few days after Iowa and voters there are notoriously late deciders on their presidential primary vote. New Hampshire will be very much in flux after Iowa. Governor Romney was governor of neighboring Massachusetts and Senator McCain won New Hampshire in 2000. In addition to Senator McCain’s base of support, he has recently put together a series of high profile endorsements in the area to further reinvigorate his campaign. The unprecedented personal spending by Governor Romney should not be underestimated. It is apparent that he has put more than $40 million of his own money into this race.
Accurate polling in New Hampshire will be nearly impossible, with the holidays complicating it logistically and the Iowa news cycle dominating press and potentially disrupting the order of the race.
Although we should expect to see more polling from South Carolina, Michigan and the other early states, one should remember that because of the furious pace of the election calendar and the never ending news cycle, polling will be very difficult to conduct, have a very short shelf life and become even more unstable and unreliable. The polling picture will be further blurred with the range of new polling methodologies that are being tested, ranging from robotic calling to internet polling.

Thus, we should all be ready for a barrage of state and national polls in January with seemingly contradictory results — some of it good news, much of it related to early January states as bad news. We should all have confidence in the strong organizations and also in the strong bases of support in Florida and other February 5th states which will endure the ups and downs of January.
Also, by the time we get to Florida, the field of candidates and the race will look remarkably different than it does right now. Florida will be the important battleground not only for our campaign but for the race itself.
Polling in Florida has been stable all year. For most of the second half of 2007, the support for Mayor Giuliani has averaged 33 or 34%. Virtually every other candidate in the race has polled in second place to us at one point or another over the year. We have remained on top in Florida. As in all races, expect to see signs of tightening in Florida as Election Day approaches, but also expect us to consolidate more support as candidates drop out of the race. We are very proud of our Florida organization, which, like all of our state organizations, is prepared for the long, hard fight to win.
One should conclude, as voting nears, that our campaign is focused on the right prize – winning enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination. Our national campaign is the right strategy for getting it done.

Montgomery County Commissioner drives drunk!

The following comes from Dayton Daily News.com
Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman was placed in a diversion program after her arrest on a drunken driving charge Saturday.Lieberman was pulled over at 3:04 a.m. by an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper after she was seen swerving on Interstate 70 near Englewood, according to Sgt. Jeff Bernard. She failed a field sobriety test and registered .131 on a breath test, he said. The legal limit is .08."The officer detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. Her eyes were glassy. She admitted to drinking two glasses of wine," Bernard said.Lieberman said she'd gone out with friends for dinner and to two bars after leaving a Dayton Development Coalition business meeting and reception on Friday night. She said she'd been driving about 25 minutes when she was pulled over."I deeply regret my lapse in judgment and I made an incredible mistake," said Lieberman, a Democrat who is seeking re-election this year. "I've taken full responsibility for my actions and it will never happen again."On Tuesday Lieberman entered a conditional guilty plea to a first degree misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, said Vandalia Municipal Court Judge Cindy Heck. Lieberman must complete a three-day, lock-down alcohol treatment program but will not go to jail or lose her license under the terms approved by Heck.
The charge will be dismissed if Lieberman completes the program and has no alcohol-related offenses for one year.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Widener wins Award



WIDENER RECOGNIZED FOR
STANDING UP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Candidate for State Senate named "Outstanding Public Official of the Year"
SPRINGFIELD, OH (1/24/08) - The American Subcontractors Association of the Miami Valley (ASA) has awarded Chris Widener, conservative Republican candidate for the Ohio State Senate, with their Outstanding Public Official of the Year Award.

The ASA recognized Widener's proven leadership on small business issues - especially those that impact the sub-contracting industry and the billions of dollars of investment in Ohio's infrastructure they represent.

The ASA indicated that they are honoring Widener because of his leadership and for his unique role as a liaison between the construction community and the state legislature. He's used his experience in the industry to be both a powerful voice for his constituents, and a voice for fairness to Subcontractors across Ohio.

As a small businessman, Widener understands that government red tape hinders job creation. That's why he's worked hard to represent business interests and fought to remove bureaucratic obstacles.

"I'm honored to be recognized for understanding and representing the often complex subcontracting industry," said Widener. "As state senator I'll continue to fight against unnecessary government burdens for all industries and small businesses."

The American Subcontractors Association, with which the Miami Valley Chapter is affiliated, is a non-profit Trade Association that has a membership of over 5,000 construction subcontracting firms nationwide. The Association's primary purposes are to promote and protect the rights of construction subcontractors, and to encourage fair business practices and contractor education.

Widener is currently serving Madison and portions of Clark and Greene Counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives where he is chairman of the House Financial Institutions, Real Estate, and Securities Committee. As a state representative, Widener voted to cut income taxes, provided prescription drug coverage for 1.4 million Ohio seniors without any additional costs to the taxpayers, and helped pass a state budget with the lowest growth in spending in nearly half a century.

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

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jarrod Martin "in high gear"!

Excerpts from Jan. 23, 2008 Press Release:
Jarrod Martin's Campaign Committee for State Representative announces that the campaign has turned a corner. "Our Campaign is in high-gear!" Martin said today, "The support we have received has been tremendous, we have been going door-to-door everyday and the remainder of our print and media strategy will begin soon" Martin added, "We have turned the corner and are headed down the home stretch to victory in March!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

OxyClinton!

video

Brian Lampton Announces Candidacy for State Representative

Brian E. Lampton Announces His Candidacy for Ohio House of Representatives


Beavercreek Ohio, (1-4-08) Local Business Owner, Brian E. Lampton, announces his candidacy for the State House of Representatives seat district 70 that encompasses Bath Township, Fairborn, Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township, Xenia and Xenia Township. The seat occupied by Kevin DeWine will be vacated in 2009 due to term limits. Lampton is running as a Republican in the March 4th primary. “I believe in lower taxes and a smaller, fiscally responsible government,” says Lampton.

Lampton has been elected to and has served on many local community boards, such as the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, The Beavercreek Rotary Club, The Popcorn Festival Committee, and The South Dayton AMBUCS. Lampton is also very active in his insurance profession belonging to the NFIB, the Professional Insurance Agents Association and is a local Past President, and current State Trustee of the National Association Of Insurance And Financial Advisors. Lampton has also coached youth baseball and football and he was recently hired as the “voice” of the Beavercreek varsity football team for the home games at Zink Field.
According to Lampton, “I have a proven track record of community involvement and service, and I will bring a high level of commitment and leadership to serve the people of the 70th district.” Lampton owns and operates an independent insurance agency in Beavercreek Ohio and has been an insurance agent since 1990. Lampton was born and raised in the Dayton area graduating from Fairmont West High School, and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dayton. He also holds two insurance degrees. Lampton has been married to Dianne for 20 years and has two children who attend the Beavercreek City Schools.

Starting off Right!

HOW TO START EACH DAY WITH A POSITIVE OUTLOOK
1. Open a new file in your computer.
2. Name it 'Hillary Rodham Clinton'.
3. Send it to the Recycle Bin.
4. Empty the Recycle Bin.
5. Your PC will ask you. 'Do you really want to get rid of 'Hillary Rodham Clinton ?'
6. Firmly Click 'Yes.'
7. Feel better.
PS - Tomorrow we'll do Nancy Pelosi

Monday, January 21, 2008

Jarrod Martin announces candidacy for State Representative

CITY COUNCILMAN JARROD MARTIN ANNOUNCES HE WILL RUN FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Beavercreek City Councilman Jarrod Martin Announced Today That He Will Seek Election To The Ohio House of Representatives 70th District.
The 70th district encompasses Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township, Xenia and Xenia Township, Fairborn, and Bath Township. The House seat is currently held by term limited Kevin DeWine (R-Fairborn). Jarrod Martin, a lifetime resident of Greene County, filed his petitions last week and announced today that he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election to be held on March 4, 2008.
Martin has a B.S. in business administration and will complete his MBA at the University of Dayton in May. Martin and his wife Bernadette have three children. Martin is very active in the community donating his time to such organizations as BCAA (little league baseball), the Youth Council, Greene County Family and Children First Council, Greene County Habitat for Humanity, Greene County United Way’s Christmas Assistance Program, and the Miami Valley Military Affairs Association among many others.
Martin owns a small business and noted; “I know what it is like to have to meet a payroll each week, pay taxes, and face the challenge of an ever increasing workers’ compensation premium.” Martin is a member of the Chambers of Commerce of Beavercreek, Fairborn, and Xenia and also participates in the Xenia Chamber’s Young Professionals Committee.
When questioned why he was running for the office, Martin replied, “This is an opportunity for me to serve a greater number of people on a broader set of issues. I’ve been working for the Republican Party and would like to continue with the established tradition of Republican values in Greene County. I am fiscally conservative and take a common-sense approach to problem solving. I am looking forward to continuing my work with the party as we move ahead. I am excited about Ohio’s future and the future of our district.”
“I take pride in working hard for constituents and being accountable and available to them” Martin stated. Anyone wishing to contact him may do so by phone at: 937-475-2235, E-mail: jarrod@electjarrod.com, or on the World Wide Web at: www.electjarrod.com.

Ron Hood Candidate for Congress

Please note this is not a press release, this come directly from Mr. Hood's website...www.ronhood.com

My name is Ron Hood. I’m a Republican running for Congress in the 7th Congressional District.
I firmly believe we need a Republican Congressman who embraces the foundational views of our party—smaller government, lower taxes, a strong military, safe and secure neighborhoods and traditional family values.
During my four terms in the Ohio Legislature, I worked hard for our conservative ideals. I fought every attempt to raise our taxes. I battled the special interest legislation that causes government to grow and devour our hard-earned income. A limited government is essential to our freedom and pursuit of the American Dream.
Every American is promised the right to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” I have always defended life, traditional marriage and the Constitution – including the Second Amendment.
If you’re looking for a Congressman to represent you who is a solid, hard working, family man with proven conservative values, I would be honored to have your vote March 4th.
Sincerely,
Ron Hood

Frank Cervone Announces Candidacy for State Representative

Fairborn Daily Herald 12/19/2007 9:14:00 AM

Cervone to run for State Representative
FAIRBORN — Newly Re-elected Fairborn Councilman Frank Cervone has decided to run for state representative, something he said will allow him to look out for the best interests of everyone in Greene County.Cervone pulled paperwork from the Greene County Board of Elections after thinking over the idea of running and talking it over with his family.“I believe it is the next step in helping out people in Greene County,” Cervone said.The councilman said he would be running as a Republican on multiple platforms to ensure everyone in Greene County is taken care of.“I am a Repubican, but just because I am a Republican does not mean I only vote for Republicans. I vote for the candidates and the issues.”Medical needs, funding for education, senior citizens, police and emergency service highlight some of Cervone’s main concerns.As councilman for Fairborn he has made safety and concern for citizens his top priority, he said, and extending those beliefs through a partnership across “I really do think everyone is important,” Cervone said. “It’s important for me to make sure that every resident is taken care of and running for state representative will help me do that.”Cervone is now at the stage in his campaign when he needs to collect 50 signatures for the petition he pulled and turn it into the Board of Elections by Jan. 4, 2008. Cervone said for his re-election campaign in Fairborn he had to collect 100 signatures, so the task of 50 should not be a problem, he said.Cervone began his first four-year term as a councilman on Dec. 1, 2003.Cervone is a native of New York, but has been a Fairborn resident since 1999. He and his wife Susan have four children and one grandchild.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jay Tieber announces Candidacy for State Representative

I have decided after some deliberation to seek the honor of representing you in the Ohio House of Representatives.
As always, we face many challenges as we seek to sustain and enhance the quality of our lives in Greene County. We also have great opportunities. It is becoming increasingly known that our communities are great places to live with a wonderful balance of resources. We have good access to jobs, education and many of the amenities associated with large cities, while much of our district retains a rural character with natural surroundings and much outdoor recreational opportunity.
We have a large presence of government activity in and near our district and we are therefore economically dependant on those assets to a significant degree. It will be my pleasure and responsibility to attend to the needs of our local governments, our schools and colleges, and Wright Patterson AFB to ensure the greatest benefits to our communities and residents.
We want to ensure that State of Ohio government is responsive to our needs without imposing undue burdens on our workers and businesses in terms of taxes and regulations. A principal activity of government is to ensure the safety and security of its citizens. It will be important to create and tailor state economic development policies that help our businesses without creating burdensome state programs. We need to protect our environment so our citizens can enjoy clean air and water. And we need to sustain the programs that offer support to those suffering misfortune for reasons not of their choosing.
These things must be done while ensuring maximum efficiency so that the size of our state government is as small and inexpensive as possible. At this time the total tax burden of our citizens ranks among the top 10% of the states and this is not acceptable.
We need to make Ohio the most attractive state for business. There is a history of creativity in our communities and, with proper nurturing, we can reestablish the record of innovation that Ohio has enjoyed in the past.
We have a world class asset in our community and that is the intellectual wealth offered by the people and activities at Wright Patterson AFB. The promise of the facility will be more completely realized upon arrival of the assets programmed by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission. This will be for me a matter of great interest and attention. As a result of the enhanced resources at the Base there will be an even greater opportunity to spin off research products to benefit and create local companies. The result will be greater economic advantages for our citizens.
I am thankful for the opportunity to seek this position through the freedom and democratic process we have in America. I look forward to meeting the citizens of our district to learn about your ideas and concerns.

Chris Widener Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Widener files to run for State Senate, 44 year-old father of two wants change
XENIA, OHIO - Citing the need to continue to improve the State's economy and business climate, reduce taxes, and reform public education in Ohio, State Representative Chris Widener filed his petitions to run for Ohio's 10th Senate district.

Widener currently serves Madison and portions of Clark and Greene counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. "To me, the expectations of the people in the 10th District are clear," said Widener. "State lawmakers need to have the guts to tackle the tough issues that will reduce the burden of state government on families and small businesses. We need elected officials that act ethically, work at the job they are elected, and represent the interest of families and the economic drivers of the Miami Valley Region."

"The people of the 10th District want experience and proven leadership in Columbus to cut taxes and government red tape," said Widener. "Some candidates talk about it, but I voted to cut state income taxes by 21 percent, saving Ohioans $1.3 billion this year. I voted to eliminate state income taxes on military pensions, and I voted to cut property taxes on every Ohioan over 65. I've put amendments in numerous budgets to cut government spending and worked to hold state spending overall at its lowest growth levels in 44 years. And, I voted to create a program of prescription drug coverage for 1.3 million Ohio seniors at no cost to the taxpayers," said Widener.

Widener is an architect, and has operated his own architectural practice for 18 years. He says his company, like every other has been through the tough times, and stressed reform is needed with the state bureaucracy in taxation, unemployment, and workers compensation. "These state agencies are driving businesses under, and I plan to work to eliminate burdens placed on small business owners. The forms, legal notices and threats our Ohio companies receive on a regular basis are horrendous. Employers cannot provide a safe, competitive workplace and develop a strong workforce with the state breathing down their neck." said Widener.

"Frankly, I wish more of my colleagues in the legislature owned and operated a small business, had to make a payroll, wanted to provide affordable health insurance to employees and their families, and had to spend hours and hours with government red tape like I've done in my business. If they ran a small business, I know a lot of their ideas that do nothing but add bureaucracy in Columbus would never surface," said Widener.

Widener says he wants to be a part of the solution to relieve the burden on local property taxes by public education. "I know how tough it is to find a solution to this issue. I'm one of only a handful of state lawmakers to write a new formula and try to get support from state and local education interests and lawmakers to change the current system," said Widener. "Now the Governor says he will solve the problem, but the 10th District needs an experienced legislator at the table for those discussions," said Widener.

Continuing on education Widener stated, "This election is about the future not the past, and the future of our State relies on quality, affordable public education." He was recently credited for obtaining funds for an education pilot project that is aimed to link the curriculum and instruction needed to produce a work force for the high-tech jobs already in the Miami Valley. "The goal is for students and parents to see a pathway to jobs coming from the money we spend on public education in Ohio," said Widener.

Widener then summarized his run for senate. "I'm asking the voters of the 10th District for their vote so they can be represented with proven leadership and experience in the legislature on the issues that matter most to them and all of Ohio. As a WATCHDOG OF THE TREASURY award recipient, I will focus on creating jobs, supporting major employers like Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the Ohio National Guard, and reducing the burdens of state government on our families," said Widener.

Widener is currently Chairman of the House Financial Institutions, Real Estate and Securities Committee. Prior to starting his own business he worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a civil service architect and as the installations first, full-time Historic Preservation Officer. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, is married and has two children currently attending public schools.

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James Howard Announces for State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2007
Eighteen Year Old to Seek Ohio Senate Seat
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio – Wittenberg University freshman James E. Howard, a 2007 graduate of Beavercreek High School, will formally declare his candidacy for the Ohio Senate 10th District on Monday, November 12, according to his campaign. The 10th District includes Clark, Greene, and Madison counties. At eighteen, Howard is of the youngest legal age able to seek public office in the United States.
“I want to represent the people,” Howard said. “I feel there are issues that my opponents are not emphasizing, and while my opponents look out for the money and their interests, I look out for the people.”
Howard, a Republican, will be facing State Rep. Chris Widener (R-Springfield) and former Greene County Commissioner W. Reed Madden in March 2008’s primary election. Lack of “experience” does not faze the teenager, however, who enjoys “tennis, politics, sports…, going to the gun range, hanging out with friends, meeting new people, [and] getting different perspectives,” according to his blog.
The campaign’s focus, according to his website HowardForOhio.com, will involve education, fiscal conservatism, conservation, health care, youth issues, and faith’s role in government. But the promotional emphasis of the site is certainly on contacting the campaign: Howard’s tech-savvy age bracket speaks through the number of links available to social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace, a blog, and even YouTube videos.
“Although I want to represent all citizens, reaching out to my generation is of great importance to me,” Howard said.The candidate, who quotes a Muhammad Ali statement about what “champions” are in his speeches, will make his formal announcement at his college, Wittenberg University in Springfield, at 10:00am on Monday at the historic Myers Hall. He will proceed to “announcement events” and house parties throughout the district the rest of the week in all 3 counties. The following week, he will complete a rollout of speeches representing his top 3 goals: education, economy, and health care, one each in Clark, Greene, and Madison counties.

Bill Miller Announces Candidacy for State Representative

December 7, 2007
Fellow Citizens: I am here today to introduce myself. My name is Bill Miller and I am running for Ohio House of Representatives in the March 2008 Republican Primary Election. I have already served almost eight years as Xenia City Council Member, including one year as Council President and 2 years as Council Vice-President. I have been active in the Xenia Economic Growth Corporation, in Recreation and Parks, and on the Board for Zoning Appeals. I am a member of the Under One Roof Campaign Committee to consolidate services and resources for our citizens with both governmental and private support. I was the Chairperson for Project Impact and a champion and fundraiser for the X-Town Skaters who successfully planned, funded and built the Xenia Skate Park. I have been an active member in the Greene County Republican Central Committee for several years, and have hoped and planned to increase my role of service to my community by running for a State Representative for several of those years. 2008 is the year that I felt was my best opportunity to move forward towards this goal. I will spend the remainder of 2007 and early 2008 researching the larger needs and plans for District 70, contacting more community groups about their needs and asking for their support, and meeting with my potential constituents to find out their concerns and the best way to represent them. As your Ohio State Representative I will continue to work hard with the community and its business leaders to bring additional growth to the area in industry, retail, and residential benefits. I will continue to collaborate with our educational leadership in our District, and with nearby colleges and university to provide opportunities to our own citizens and neighbors. I will give you a voice and a sounding board so that your voice will be heard in Columbus. I have lived in Xenia, Ohio near downtown for the past twelve years. I reside on Second Street with my wife and our five children. With my wife I own and operate a business in town, Waterstreet Family Practice, Inc. We love this Community and are here for the duration. Let me continue to work for us and you to make our community better—happier, more successful, and to grow steadily and appropriately for all of us. Thanks for your time. I welcome your calls and questions. Bill Miller http://home.earthlink.net/~electbillmiller/ electbillmiller@earthlink.net Bill Miller Xenia Ohio

John Mitchel Announces Candidacy for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

John Mitchel files for U.S. Congress, 7th District, Ohio

Beavercreek, Ohio, Friday, January 4th, 2008: Today former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, John Mitchel filed for the March 4th Republican primary in Ohio's 7th Congressional District. He has been active in politics since 1998 when he challenged Bob Taft for Ohio governor. Colonel Mitchel, a systems analyst at Wright Patterson AFB and free-lance writer/publisher ( www.patriotpressohio.com ) claims his experience and proven leadership make him the best qualified candidate to serve the 7th District in Washington. He has over 30 years in federal service as a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, 22-year career officer, defense acquisition professional and fraud, waste and abuse investigator.

Mitchel commented, "Every two years we go through the same drill. The candidates discuss the issues of the day and promise to make things right. Irresponsible spending, Social Security, healthcare, illegal immigration, gun control, abortion -- you name it. Talk is cheap before the primary and even cheaper leading up to election-day in November. However, nothing changes because they never address the root causes for failure of big government and its increasing tendency to control all aspects of our lives. These trends are clearly recognizable across America, but there's a strong argument that Ohio is leading the race to the bottom. For example:

* In terms of combined local, state and federal taxes, Ohio ranks in the top five in the U.S.
* Ohio is second last in the nation in job growth, and
* 25% above the national average in unemployment,
* Ohio ranks # 2 in foreclosed homes and delinquent mortgages,
* Ohio leads the nation in 20 to 39-year-olds leaving the state. That's one reason we lost five Congressional House seats since 1980 and will lose two more after the 2010 census,
* Fraud, waste, abuse and corruption continue to be growth industries in Ohio. Our last governor was Ohio's first governor to be convicted of a crime while in office, and we have two former Congressmen in federal prison, with at least one more waiting in the wings if justice is served."

Colonel Mitchel added, "The simple truth is that Republican and Democrat insiders, corporate elitists, special interests and lobbyists have a stranglehold on government, and that includes my primary opponents. To the kingmakers, it doesn't matter if a career politician from Greene County, a lobbyist from Pickaway County or a partisan insider from Clark County win the Republican nomination for the 7th District Congressional seat. None of these candidates can or will pose a serious threat to the status quo. Here is how I am different.

First, if elected, I would remove all temptation to become a career politician. I would limit myself to no more than three terms or six years in Congress.

Second, I would sign on as co-sponsor for the FairTax. This tax reform not only eliminates the IRS, but it removes incentives for our federal elected officials to pander to lobbyists, special interests and single issue advocates for cash to finance their campaigns. The current tax code clearly punishes creativity and productivity, not to mention a growing number of middle class Americans that can barely make ends meet after 30-40 percent of their income first goes to pay local, state and federal taxes. We need a tax code that is fair, simple and pays the bills, and tax reform at the federal level is a good place to start."

Contact Information: (937) 427-8442
Email: mitch07ohio@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.reformcongress.com