The Becker Report – February 2020
Why Vote for Trump Republican John Becker for Clermont County Commissioner?
I’m asking for your vote for Clermont County Commissioner. I’m in my eighth year as a State Representative and term limits prevent me from running for re-election. It has been an honor for me to represent you in the Ohio General Assembly.
I’m running for the Clermont County Commissioner seat being vacated by the retiring and highly respected Ed Humphrey.
I’m the most qualified for the position because of my resume. The most important role of a commissioner is the budgeting and financial analysis for the county’s agencies and departments.
- 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 subsidiaries.
- Xavier University MBA with emphasis in Taxation; Certified Treasury Professional (CTP); School District Treasurer’s License.
- Trump Republican.
- One of the most conservative legislators in the Ohio General Assembly.
Top Commissioner issues:
- Ethics, integrity, and anti-corruption
- Public safety (police, courts, incarceration)
- Infrastructure and economic development
I’m a Trump Republican asking for your vote for Clermont County Commissioner.
Vetted, Tested, and Proven.
If you have any questions, please call me at home at 513-753-6440.
Becker is the only lifelong Republican in this race.
Both of my opponents are former Democrats. The former Democrat that the corrupt Clermont County Republican Party endorsed didn’t flip to Republican until 2008. My other opponent flipped to Republican in 2012.
Conversely, I’ve been a lifelong Republican and a Reagan Republican since 1980. I’m the only Trump Republican in this race.
Becker Wins Endorsements for Clermont County Commissioner
Becker Wins the Endorsement of the Cincinnati Right to Life PAC
This is especially exciting because they only endorsed two candidates for any office who live in Clermont County. The right to life issue has always been my top concern. It was this issue that first got me politically involved in the 1980s.
Becker Wins the Endorsement of the Ohio Right to Life PAC
Neither of my opponents have any pro-life or pro-family endorsements. No issue is more important to me than right to life.
Becker Wins the Endorsement of the Family First PAC
My pro-life, pro-family, and conservative values are important to me.
Becker Wins the Endorsement of the Buckeye Firearms PAC
Earned their highly exclusive A+ rating.
Retains NRA’s highly exclusive A+ rating and a Life Member
The NRA doesn’t endorse in local races.
Becker Wins the Endorsement of the Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC)
Neither of my opponents have any pro-second amendment endorsements.
Becker Wins the Endorsement of the Ohio Liberty PAC.
Neither of my opponents have any liberty group or fiscal conservative endorsements. I’m a fiscal conservative who hates to spend other people’s money.
Looking to get involved in the Becker campaign?
Let me know in what way you would like to help.
Call me at home at 513-753-6440. (Do not text that number.)
E-mail me at [email protected] or Private Message me on Facebook. Search BeckerGOP.
Becker Goes Nuclear
Becker Doubles-down on the Nuclear edition of The Becker Report
In the January aka “nuclear” edition of The Becker Report, I exposed the corruption inside the Clermont County Republican Party. In this edition, I will further explain and clarify.
Clermont County Republican Party: This organization consists of a central committee, executive committee, and officers. They are a group of about 160 or so members who are tasked with the responsibility of representing the 40,000 or so Clermont County Republican voters. I’ve been part of the group since 1993. I am not, and have never been, part of Party leadership.
Central Committee: These are the “party regulars” and citizens of the community who hold precinct positions either by election or appointment. For example, I am elected to precinct Union Township Z.
Executive Committee: They are the 32 leaders who have been elected by the members of the central committee. For example, Union Township has 38 precincts. We elected two people to serve on the executive committee: Exec and vice exec. They are two of the 32 members of the executive committee.
Officers: These leaders have also been elected by the members of the central committee. The chairman and vice chairman of the Clermont County Republican Party are also the chairman and vice chairman of the executive committee. Two different people serve as chairman and vice chairman of the central committee. Additional officers include a parliamentarian, treasurer, and secretary.
Leadership: It is the executive committee and the officers, that I collectively refer to as “leadership.” They control the day-to-day functions and business of the Party.
I am willing to testify under oath and under penalty of perjury and while attached to a polygraph (lie detector test) that I was offered a $50,000 bribe by a high-ranking Clermont County Republican Party official in exchange for an endorsement in 2019. (It is important to note that I had announced for State Senate at that time and he had all but publicly announced that he was running for Commissioner.)
Let’s just say that the high-ranking official’s name is “Greg.” In a one-on-one conversation in the administration building parking lot after a central committee meeting, “Greg” said to me, “I will give you $50,000 for your Senate campaign in exchange for your endorsement for Commissioner.” After a moment of shock and disgust I said, “‘Greg,’ are you wearing an FBI wire?” He denied it. I then spoke directly into his chest and said, “No ‘Greg,’ I won’t do it.” ‘Greg’ backed away and said, “Then forget about the money, will you endorse me for commissioner?” I said, “no” and then walked away.
Was the offer of the bribe sincere? Yes. “Greg” was serious.
Was the offer of the bribe genuine? Yes. “Greg’s” offer was a very explicit quid pro quo.
Was the offer of the bribe made in jest? No. There is no question in my mind that “Greg” was absolutely serious.
Furthermore, had there been a disinterested third party listening to the conversation, his takeaway would have been that “Greg” offered Becker a $50,000 bribe.
Do I believe that “Greg” had the wherewithal to deliver on his $50,000 offer? No, but frankly I don’t know. “Greg” had previously talked about being able to deliver campaign donations from horse racing interests across the state. To my knowledge, no funds have ever materialized. “Greg” can politely be described as all hat and no cattle. I’ll continue to be polite and say that “Greg” is the biggest “exaggerator” I’ve ever known.
Do I believe that my endorsement is worth $50,000? No. That doesn’t even pass the “straight face test.” However, “Greg” might believe that.
Rather than repeating the sordid details outlined in the January edition of The Becker Report regarding a pay-to-play scheme to get candidates fraudulently listed on an endorsement card and other acts of corruption, I’m going to explain some timelines.
Some members of leadership have taken exception to me calling them corrupt. I didn’t name any particular individuals as corrupt and “leadership” in this context is collective terminology.
Every four years, a new central committee is publicly elected by the voters. The current leadership team is not the same as it was two years ago. Many of the same people continue to get recycled, but most of the current officers are new to their positions. However, there has not been much change in the 32 executive committee positions.
The pay-to-play scheme was technically under the previous leadership team. However, many of them are the current leadership team. Only one of the execs had the integrity to vote no at that time. Therefore, some current members of leadership have “clean hands” on that issue.
Treason against the Party
This also occurred under prior leadership. David Uible was the Clermont County Republican Party Chairman in 2018 and is part of the current leadership team as the exec for Ohio Township.
What I know with certainty is that:
- It was David Uible who committed treason against his own party by funding a candidate running against his Party’s own endorsed candidate. A public record is my proof for that.
- David Uible was Chairman during the pay-to-play endorsement card scheme.
- David Uible was Chairman when the Ohio Republican Party was lied to about the list of endorsed candidates. Therefore, the ORP unknowingly doubled-down on the fraudulent “endorsement” making them look corrupt as well.
- David Uible is also tied to, if not the architect of, the other corrupt activities that I have outlined.
- David Uible is currently on probation after pleading down a felony charge to a first-degree misdemeanor.
- David Uible is the Clermont County Republican Party’s ENDORSED candidate for State Senate and is the pride of the Clermont County Republican Party.
Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, and Forgery
This is a very recent event that was cooked up by some corrupt members of leadership. In a 35 to 18 vote, the central committee adopted a motion to forge the names of every member of the central committee and send out endorsement letters despite any objections from any of the members. The surprise motion occurred late in the evening, was not well explained, and many of us were confused by what exactly we were voting on.
In the following days, leadership obtained a legal opinion that fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, and forgery are all crimes. Therefore, they called a special meeting to repeal the motion so that the criminal acts could be avoided.
In a bizarre special meeting, the central committee chairman read the legal opinion to the committee. He stated that a vote to repeal the act of corruption wasn’t necessary and the fraudulent letters would not go out. After a suggestion that we vote to repeal it anyway, he refused. When asked about why he called the meeting, he said that it was to explain that fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, and forgery are all illegal (My words not his). When asked why he didn’t just send that announcement out in an e-mail, he said that he wanted to explain it in person. In disgust, a member moved to adjourn and the meeting abruptly ended.
In defense of the many good people on the central committee, large numbers of them realized that it was a bad idea afterward and wished they had voted against it. Some even apologized for their lapse in judgement. Apology accepted. We all make mistakes. No harm, no foul. Let’s move on.
Ohio Republican Party revokes Endorsement of Joe Dills for State Representative
My issue is not with what Joe Dills might have done before he was a saved Christian. My issue is with him not coming clean about his past before the endorsement vote and the lack of vetting by the Clermont County Republican Party.
David Uible was vetted, found guilty, and is now proudly endorsed by the Clermont County Republican Party while on probation. The same vetting and endorsement could have occurred with Joe Dills and the public embarrassment could have been avoided.
Are FBI Agents Swarming Clermont County?
What I know with certainty, is that I met with two FBI agents and provided them witness testimony regarding bribery and other corruption. I also gave them documentation for potential money laundering. The FBI works secretly and I have no way of knowing how deep their investigation has gone or will go.
The Cincinnati Enquirer covered the bribery and corruption story on January 31, 2020. It was also in the February 1, 2020 print edition.
A Cincinnti.com “subscribers only” column was on January 31, 2020.
My first Local 12 TV news interview was on January 31, 2020.
My second Local 12 TV news interview was on February 7, 2020. At the end they said, “Becker also told Local 12 he’s considered leaving the GOP.” To clarify, I was referring to my precinct position on the Clermont County Republican Party Central Committee. I have never wavered on my GOP affiliation. I am a Trump Republican.
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
And now the gates of hell have opened up. The Batavia establishment is frustrated that they can’t find any “dirt” on me. They scoured my past going back more than 30 years, found nothing and have resorted to directly attacking my family instead. My son, who I have cherished and parented his entire life, is now the target of their hatred for me. The following were recently posted on Facebook by the Evil Empire’s spokesman:
- “By the way, care to comment about the rumor of an illegitimate child you abandoned years ago?… I think this is the beginning of ‘Becker Dirt’ surfacing.”
- “Oh, you know me John, I’m just a bucket of information still waiting on your answer regarding another child.”
- “By the way, any word yet on the money you took to sign away your parental privileges for your kid years ago?”
- “Wait, John Becker has a son??? Where did that come from?” [He re-posted one of my family photos and referred to my son as “that.”]
- “…calling out YOUR dirt…” [Their spokesman called my son “dirt.”]
- “You would have been better off bringing in the secret son.”
- “John Becker isn’t human.”
- Their most current rants are about how I hate puppies and kittens. (BTW, I have three cats: Hermes, Rufus, and Lu Lu. She’s the fluffy one that likes to nuzzle.)
So, according to their spokesman, my family and specifically my son is “dirt.” And this is the child that he alleges I “abandoned” in exchange for “money that I took to sign away my parental privileges.”
Of course, their spokesman doesn’t know (or doesn’t care) that my “secret son” is a cherished family member and ALWAYS has been. My “secret son” has been in parades with me and I’ve introduced him to multiple people.
Becker Bills in the Ohio House of Representatives
HR 55 – Build the Wall. This resolution urging congress to fund a physical barrier across the southern border has been assigned to the Transportation Committee and has had one hearing.
HB 39 – Replica Vehicles. John Patterson asked me to do this bipartisan bill with him. It creates a special category for these unique vehicles. It is in the Transportation Committee.
HB 153 – Working Officials Requirements Key (WORK) Act. This bill requires county elected officials to show up at their office at least five times every 30 days. It is in the State and Local Government Committee and has had two hearings.
HB 176 – Convention and Visitors’ Bureaus. This is a bill I’m doing with Tom Brinkman. It requires open records.
HB 182 – Abortion Insurance Coverage. The bill stops insurance companies from paying for abortions. It does not apply to self-insured private companies nor does it prevent any company from directly contracting with an abortionist. It has been assigned to the Insurance Committee and has had its first hearing.
HB 219 – Sunday Alcohol, Liquor, and Especially Spirits Act (SALES). I’m doing this bill with Representative Jim Hoops. In short, HB 219 removes the Sunday option. All businesses currently allowed to sell alcohol during the week will also be allowed Sunday sales. Voters retain the option to vote their precinct dry. It has been assigned to the Commerce & Labor Committee and has had multiple hearings.
HB 389 – Allows nonprofit organizations to give away alcohol for fundraising purposes. John Rogers reached out to me to do this bipartisan bill. It simply legalizes the common practice of churches raffling off booze at fundraisers.
HB 505 – Restores local control for zoning authority of halfway houses. This is a bipartisan bill. Representative Crossman asked to be part of it.
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The Women’s March Isn’t About Women (3 minutes)
We Need to Talk About Public Pension Liabilities (3 minutes)
Jordan Peterson Debunks Intersectionality (4 minutes)
Story Time With Will: Should a Boy Wear a Dress? (6 minutes)
Unborn Babies Are Children, Not a Choice (5 minutes)
Dating: Don’t Waste Your Time (5 minutes)
Why the West Won (5 minutes)
Is Voter Fraud Real? (5 minutes)
Liberty vs. Licentiousness (1 minute)
How Do You Stop a Bad Guy With a Gun? (4 minutes)
Union Twp GOP meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.
Trump 2020 meeting at GOP HQ in Batavia at 7 PM.
NWTF Gun Bash at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville beginning at 6 PM.
Meet the Clermont County Commissioner Candidates at RJ Cinema in Eastgate from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Governor’s State of the State Address in Columbus at noon.
Becker for Clermont County Commissioner – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!
“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).
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