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  • “Clermont County State Rep. John Becker, one of the most conservative members of the Ohio House…”

    Cleveland.com
    August 2019

  • Becker wins “Sponsor of Liberty” award.

    The Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio
    October 2018

  • “Becker has a legitimate claim as the state’s most conservative legislator”

    The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    September 2017

  • “Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly’s most conservative lawmaker.”

    Columbus Dispatch
    September 2015

  • “GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet.”

    The Columbus Dispatch
    December 2014

  • “Becker…is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House.”

    The Cincinnati Enquirer
    January 2014

  • “Ranked as a top tier “most archconservative.”

    The Columbus Dispatch
    September 2013

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John Becker, CTP, MBA for Union Township Trustee

Vetted, Tested, and Proven


Smart Development – Not Residential Overdevelopment

Remember the Miller Place? The residents of the Rumpke Road subdivision will never forget.

All three (at the time) trustees and both current incumbent trustees, in a callous disregard for the overwhelming and legitimate objections of the citizens of Union Township and the environmental threat to the Cincinnati Nature Center, attempted to illegally circumvent a federal court consent decree to quadruple the population of the Rumpke Road subdivision.

And to add insult to injury, those trustees spent nearly $30,000* of Union Township taxpayer money to fight the residents of Union Township and the Cincinnati Nature Center.

*According to Fiscal Officer Ron Campbell, the Miller Place litigation expense paid to the law director was $28,225.94.

Whose neighborhood will be the next target of both incumbent trustees? Will they spend your money to fight you too?

Only one candidate for Union Township Trustee stood with the Miller Place/Rumpke Road/Cincinnati Nature Center coalition against the incumbent trustees:

  • Which candidate lives in the Rumpke Road subdivision and literally stood with his neighbors? – John Becker
  • Which candidate provided a walking list and other political assistance to the Miller Place/Rumpke Road/Cincinnati Nature Center coalition? – John Becker
  • Which candidate’s wife circulated referendum petitions around union township? – John Becker
  • Which candidate has one of his Rumpke Road subdivision neighbors on his trustee replacement committee in case of death or resignation? – John Becker
  • Which candidate donated financially to both the Cincinnati Nature Center and the Rumpke Road legal defense fund on behalf of his neighbors? – John Becker
  • Who is the only candidate who was there for the people when it mattered most? – John Becker

Beautiful Neighborhoods

As a percentage of Union Township’s housing, single family homes are in decline.

Union Township can once again become a community known for beautiful neighborhoods rather than apartment complexes, dollar stores, storage cubes, and tattoo parlors.

Debt

Union Township’s debt payments currently account for nearly 40 percent of all spending.*
Inflation coupled with future interest rate increases could require higher taxes to pay escalating interest expenses.

Union Township needs a conservative financial professional with an MBA who can keep Union Township fiscally stable.

*According to the full year 2020 Union Township Financial Report, “Debt Service” expense (Fund 15) is $24,244,299.60** and total expenses for all funds is $63,692,363.28 ($24,244,299.60 / $63,692,363.28 = 38.1%). Fiscal Officer Ron Campbell verified the numbers on the report. The report is here: https://union-township.oh.us/download/cash_position/cash_position/2020/12-31-2020-Cash-Position.pdf
** Part of the $24,244,299.60 is an annual refinancing of short term debt instruments.

Property Taxes

Senior citizens on a fixed income are the most vulnerable to property tax increases. Higher taxes are a threat to their ability to stay in their homes.

Union Township needs a fiscal conservative who can control spending and minimize the upward pressure on taxes.

Public Safety and Health

Prioritize spending to ensure and enhance all levels of public safety including police, fire, emergency medical service (EMS), road improvements, speed tables, and sidewalks.

Quality of life in Union Township will improve with smart priorities balancing the needs of the residents without excessively burdening the taxpayers.

Allow Firearms to be carried concealed by CCW licensed citizens where permitted by state law.

State law allows Rambo to attend a trustee’s meeting at the Union Township Civic Center openly armed to the teeth with high powered semi-automatic rifles, pistols, a backpack full of ammunition, and wearing camouflage over body armor. No firearms training or licensure is required. The trustees can’t change any of that.

What about grandma or a single mom who fears a former boyfriend?
Without regard to her concealed carry permit, if she is in the Union Township Civic Center and has a .22 revolver (or any firearm) under her blanket or in her purse, she is subject to a felony charge. The penalty is 6 to 18 months in a state penitentiary and a maximum $5,000 fine. The trustees can allow CCW but have failed to do so.

Union Township needs a trustee who recognizes such inequities and is committed to resolve them.

Full-Time

Union Township needs a trustee who is available on a full-time basis to meet with residents and business owners to work on resolving their concerns.

Experience

Union Township needs a trustee who is well connected in state government, can draw on 30 years of business experience, and has a Xavier University MBA with an emphasis in Taxation.

No candidate has the depth or breadth of experience that I have.
Union Township needs a trustee who is well connected in state government, can draw on 30 years of business experience, and has a Xavier University MBA with an emphasis in Taxation.

I’m the most qualified for the position because of my resume. It is here

  • Eight years as your State Representative positions me as the only candidate who knows who to call in Columbus to get things done for the residents of Union Township.
    • Bill amendments to change state law as needed.
    • Previously engaged in traffic and road solutions with ODOT and the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (CCTID).
    • Help with children’s services, senior services, and other agencies and organizations.
    • Intimately familiar with the Capital Budget process to bring state dollars to Union Township.
    • Knowledge of the Port Authority, community block grants, and financial instruments to leverage Union Township resources in the best possible way.
  • Thirty years private sector financial analysis and reporting; including eight years of corporate level budgeting, reporting, and analysis for Provident Bank’s holding company, all of its branches, and various subsidiaries.
  • Xavier University MBA with emphasis in Taxation
  • Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)
  • School District Treasurer’s License
  • Graduate of the Union Township Citizens Police Academy

Endorsements for Union Township Trustee

Clermont County Republican PAC

Ohio Republican PAC

Ohio Citizens PAC

 

State Representative John Becker (2013 – 2020)

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.

As you may know, I am one of the few who walk the talk when it comes to supporting conservative legislation. Whether it is eliminating Common Core, Medicaid expansion, or excessive taxes and spending, I have the track record to prove it. Additionally, my support for innocent human life, gun rights, and religious freedom is unwavering.

This is what the media says about me:

“Clermont County State Rep. John Becker, one of the most conservative members of the Ohio House…” according to Cleveland.com (August 2019).

Becker wins “Sponsor of Liberty” award by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (October 2018).

“Becker has a legitimate claim as the state’s most conservative legislator,” according to The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer (September 2017).

“Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly’s most conservative lawmaker,” proclaimed the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).

Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).

“GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet,” headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).

“Becker…is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House,” said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).

Ranked as a top tier “most archconservative” by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).

Being a principled conservative is what earned me that reputation and those accolades. I didn’t go to Columbus to spend your money faster than you can earn it, “kiss up to the right people,” or position myself for a higher office. I went to Columbus to defend, support, and promote your conservative values. That is what I do.

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 are required for a functioning society. Only an anarchist would think otherwise. I want to keep taxes and regulations as minimal as possible.

I want to eliminate Common Core and sanctuary cities. I favor phasing out the Income Tax and Commercial Activities Tax (CAT). 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.

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 defend, support, and promote the conservative values of Clermont County. That is why I ran for the office of State Representative.