I am a new State Representative as of January 2013.

Ohio's 65th House District includes the cities of Milford and Loveland (inside Clermont County) and the townships of Union, Miami, Goshen, Stonelick, and Wayne. The area is approximately the northern or northwestern third of Clermont County.

Being a minimalist would best describe my philosophy on government. Regarding taxes and regulations, let's start with zero and negotiate from there. Obviously, some level of both is required for a functioning society. Only an anarchist would think otherwise. I want to keep taxes and regulations as minimal as possible.

I favor phasing out the Income Tax, Commercial Activities Tax (CAT), and the Estate Tax. Regulatory reform for schools and local governments will allow them to operate more efficiently. For example, Ohio needs to put an end to unfunded mandates. The state should either pay 100 percent of the cost or drop the mandate. Ohio also needs a competitive, cheaper, and more efficient workers compensation program. Furthermore, if medical providers had immunity from malpractice litigation for indigent (charity) care, they could provide health care services more economically. Additionally, I will never surrender the fight against socialized healthcare.

I’ve lived in the Cincinnati area all of my life and in Clermont County most of my life. I bought my first house in Mt. Carmel in 1985. My wife and I built our current home in the Eastgate area in 1991. She has very successfully home schooled our daughter. Please see my resume for more information about my education and career path.

From 2004 until 2012, I've held an elected political office called Republican State Committeeman. I was a member of the governing body of the Ohio Republican Party. I've also served as a precinct committeeman for the Clermont County Republican Party since 1993. I write The Becker Report. Most of my readers would agree that we need fiscal and social pro-family Christian conservatives in government who are willing to support and promote the conservative values of Clermont County. That is why I ran for the office of State Representative.