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Ohio House, District 7

Term: 2 years; 4-term limitBase Salary: $60,584Incumbent Republican Thomas F. Patton of Strongsville will face off this fall against Democratic Party challenger Joan T. Sweeny of Berea. District 7 comprises Berea, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, and Strongsville.

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Biographical Information

In what ways would you change our election system so we are better prepared to handle crises that could impair the right to vote?

What changes in tax, formula funding, and voucher policies would you advocate to reduce reliance on local property taxes to fund public education as required by the "DeRolph" school-funding decision?

What will you do to ensure implementation of voter-approved redistricting reforms?

What policies would you support in facing the public health, economic, and equity challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Are reforms needed to reduce the influence of money on members of the General Assembly and the Ohio government? If so, what changes would you support?

Where do you stand on efforts to protect our area's water, air, and land, and to address climate change?