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Campaign Phone (513) 984-6029
Education Indian Hill High School , College of Applied Science, University of Cincinnati
Occupation Sycamore Township Trustee, Retired Common Pleas Bailiff Ham. Co.
Experience Knowledge of all forms of local government having served Sycamore Township for 24 years. Actively involved in all aspects of operations in Sycamore Township,.
Endorsements Hamilton Co. Republican Party, Sycamore Twp. Rep.Club, Sycamore Twp. Precinct Executives..
Political Philosophy Conservative. fiscal responsibility. Provide great services. keep neighborhoods safe and business districts thriving. Police, Fire/ Ems highly trained and fast response times.
Having served the community of Sycamore Township for 24 years as a Trustee I have learned the many aspects of how and why local government works. Township government is the oldest form of government in the state of Ohio.
To maintain what is currently the lowest property tax rate of any township in the county. To continue to provide great services to the residents and businesses. Most of all I will continue to listen and respond to any issues that arise in the community, and to take a common sense approach to the situation. Sycamore Township has not had a levy on the ballot for over 10 years and we would like to see that continue..
Campaign Phone (513) 477-9725
Education Allegheny College Meadville, Pa BA Degree, University of Cincinnati Master of Arts Degree Broadcast Communication
Experience Sycamore Twp Board of Zoning Appeals, 6 yrs., VP Twp Republican Club, 2009 member of Kasich for Gov Steering Committee, PR Director Sean Donovan for Sheriff Campaign, used my media experience to help candidates, locally & state wide.
Endorsements Backed by Republicans, Democrats and Independents.This is a nonpartisan election. I will serve all the people.
Political Philosophy Common sense! I believe in transparency because without it there cannot be a Democracy. I believe in term limits, because often the position is abused with a sense of entitlement and power.
I'm not a politician but I have experience to draw from. I was a Sycamore Twp small business owner,10 yrs, a company's brand mgr, university teacher, published author. Many know me as the "Music Professor" 40 plus yrs on radio.I'll open communication
Change the culture to be more resident & business friendly. Improve transparency & communication.Residents don't know that millions of dollars have been spent on property which remains unmaintained I want us to continue to have the lowest property tax in the county.

Remove the median on Kenwood Rd near Graeters. Safe ambulance navigation & easy businesses access is a must.

As a new trustee I'd add an additional 3-6 EMS/Fire members, administration help & a 3rd ambulance for residents safety.
Campaign Phone (513) 489-1350
Education Graduate, University of Michigan
Occupation I am a business owner in the specialty steel business. The vast majority of my business is in China and unlike most people that conduct steel business with China, I actually supply steel made in the USA to manufcaturers there.
Experience I served 6 years on the Sycamore Township Planning and Zoning Commission and was the Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals for 5 years, before being elected a Trustee. I have served 12 years as a Trustee in Sycamore Township.
Endorsements State Senator Lou Terhar, State Rep Bill Seitz, State Rep Jonathan Dever, County Commissioner Chris Monzel, Cincinnati Right to Life, Hamilton County Republican Party, Sycamore Township Republican Party, Sycamore Township Republican Club, Sycamore Township Precinct Executives.
Political Philosophy I am a fiscal conservative that believes our residents can spend their hard earned money better that government can. My priority has always been low taxes, great economic development to keep those taxes low, excellent safety services, and great roads and parks. Our taxes are the lowest township taxes in Hamilton county. We just added 9 additinal Fire/EMT personnel and 4 additional Sheriff's Deputies. We also staff more personnel in our stations than all of the communities around us.
I am a business owner and have also served for 11 years in zoning and 12 years as a trustee. In addition, I am the President of the Hamilton County Township Association, where we continue to share services to lower costs for all of the townships.
(1) Continue to diligently work on development in our Kenwood Business District to broaden our business tax base in our JEDZ, so our residents will not bear the burden of increased taxes. (2) Keep Safety Services at the existing peak performance with both manpower and equipment to meet the needs of our residents. Also continue to keep our existing third ambulance running at all times. (3) Continue to keep our roads the best in the region, maintain leaf pickup and great snow removal.

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