The Becker Report – October 2021
John Becker, CTP, MBA for Union Township Trustee (Clermont County)
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Letter to the Editor published in the Clermont Sun – October 27, 2021
Letter to the Editor: Becker’s accomplishments in the Ohio House
My name is Kim Martin. I am a RN who has lived in Clermont County for several years. I am writing to demonstrate my strong support for John Becker who is running for Union Township Trustee. I have come to know him as a man of integrity who is willing to stand up for “we the people” against government overreach and corruption. He stands out as being one who personally addresses the concerns of his constituents. He did not rely on his aides to do the talking for him or rely on form letter responses when he served as Ohio State Representative. He personally took the calls of his constituents even on weekends and after hours.
He is strongly Pro-life and Pro-constitution. He has taken classes on the constitution and actually attempts to uphold his oath to it, unlike most politicians. He actually voted against a pay raise for himself when working as a State Representative and donated the raise to community organizations for an entire year when the State General Assembly voted for a pay raise despite his opposition. (That pay raise was instituted by attaching it to a first responders’ widows and orphans bill during a lame duck session effective 1-1-2019.) John has participated in the Right to Life March in Washington DC every 10 years since 1983 and supports the work of local crisis Pregnancy centers. Actions speak louder than words.
I became concerned when I recently received political mail falsely claiming that Rep. Becker had “no successes in 8 years in the Ohio House.” Not surprisingly, that was one of many lies and misrepresentations that continue to be told by his opponents. Mr. Becker provided a list to me of his specific legislative accomplishments. They are public record and noted below.
Mr. Becker’s House Bill 130-191 got amended by the Senate into another one of his bills. It was House Bill 130-234. HB 130-191 repealed what was effectively a large capacity magazine ban (31 rounds). HB 130-234 joint sponsored with Cheryl Grossman got signed into law as Grossman/Becker. It allows the use of suppressors (silencers) on guns for hunting. It also expanded reciprocity and streamlined the licensure process for concealed carry.
Representative Becker also successfully amended House Bill 131-56 with amendment number AM0267 and got it signed into law. One of his constituents reached out to him for help regarding an expungement for their son. After examining the law and recognizing that an injustice was at hand, Mr. Becker led the way to successfully get the law changed to allow for the expungement.
Another example of Mr. Becker’s ability to successfully work for his constituents was getting 131-2047 amended into House Bill 131-240. It too got signed into law. The story behind that began with a tragic suicide. The widow wanted the gun returned to the family. Representative Becker successfully worked with the Clermont County Prosecutor and the Union Township Police. Once again, he got it done.
House Bill 132-233 (DEFEND), sponsored by Representative Becker, passed the Ohio House by a 65 to 31 vote.
House Bill 133-219 (SALES), sponsored by Representative Becker, got amended into House Bill 133-674 (sponsored by Representative Hillyer) and passed the Ohio House 76 to 16. After multiple changes by the Senate, it got signed into law as Hillyer/Becker. The bill made a number of needed changes to Ohio’s alcohol laws.
As Chairman of the Ohio House Federalism Committee, Representative Becker presided over the hearings for House Bill 133-178. Constitutional Carry (Hood/Brinkman) successfully passed out of the Federalism Committee. It was Chairman Becker’s leadership that got it done. Furthermore, it marked the first time that Constitutional Carry had ever passed any legislative committee in Ohio.
John was not eligible to run again for State Representative this year. since he completed eight consecutive years. He has chosen to run for Union Township Trustee against incumbents J. McGraw and B. McGee, whose record shows they are in favor of over-development (Remember the Miller Place?) rather than supporting “We the People” of Union Township. John Becker is the only trustee candidate who stood with Union Township residents and the Cincinnati Nature Center to stop over-development of the Rumpke Road subdivision in 2019. John’s performance as a representative was outstanding and he is the candidate with the best credentials and experience to serve the people of Union Township.
John Becker’s credentials, education, and certifications include:
– Ohio State Representative 2013-2020.
– Republican State Committeeman 2004-2012.
– NRA Life Member.
– Lifetime area resident with home ownership in Union Twp since 1985.
– 30 years Private Sector Experience.
– MBA with emphasis in taxation from Xavier University.
– Certified Treasury Professional.
– School District Treasurer’s License.
– Graduate of Union Township Citizens’ Police Academy.
Please vote for John Becker for Union Township Trustee on November 2nd.
Union Township resident
Guest Editorial published in the Clermont Sun – October 27, 2021
John Becker: Vote for John Becker for Union Twp. trustee
Five candidates are running for the office of Union Township Trustee. It’s a pick two field race and the top two vote getters will be the winning candidates. I’m John Becker – one of the conservative Republican candidates and I’m asking for your vote. The election is this Tuesday, November 2nd, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Until recently, the race had been fairly clean and civil with a friendly jab here and there in the spirit of competition.
Everything changed when a new PAC called “United for Union Township” reared its ugly head. It is clear that the PAC is supporting the incumbent Trustees and sending out mailers spewing flat-out lies and smears about both of the conservative Republican challengers. (I’m one of them.) These are the kinds of things that people hate about politics and why many good people refuse to run for office. Nobody wants to be lied about and have their good name publicly besmirched.
Amongst other things, the PAC claims that “business and community leaders are concerned…” Based on my sleuthing and connecting the dots, the truth is much more likely to be that one man, who seeks to be a puppet master, has lied to and duped a few donors in the business community. It’s too bad that they didn’t do a little due diligence on the puppet master before soiling their own good names. But mistakes happen.
The silence is deafening from the incumbent Trustees who are benefitting from this disgraceful PAC. Although one of them publicly denounced the PAC after being asked, I’ve seen no written public statements from him and nothing at all from the other incumbent Trustee.
I like to lead by example: It was during my 2018 primary race for re-election for State Representative that a PAC got involved in my race and several others across Ohio. At the time, I didn’t know who was behind it or why. They sent out a hit piece against my opponent that was totally unfair and uncalled for. After multiple phone calls to Columbus and getting nothing but denials, I created the following Facebook post on April 14, 2018:
This post is contrary to the recommendations of my advisors and may be politically insane. Regardless, I need to speak out: I WANT THE ATTACKS AGAINST MY OPPONENT TO STOP!!!Facebook post on April 14, 2018
The Growth & Opportunity PAC has engaged in the race for the 65th State Representative District. I don’t know who they are, why they have engaged, or who is behind it. I’m unsure of their intent, but they are not helping me.
A few weeks ago, a robocall started out as a poll and then morphed into negative information about my opponent. (It was paid for by “Hard Data.”) I immediately reached out to my opponent to give her a heads-up and to let her know that I would try to find out who did it and that I wanted it stopped. My suspects all denied it and pointed fingers at each other.
This past Wednesday, a very large (8 ½ x 12) and ugly mailer got delivered to mailboxes district wide. It was an unfair and uncalled for hit piece on my opponent. Let me tell you folks; this is the kind of stuff about politics that I absolutely hate!
That hit piece was a VERY bad idea:
It was damaging to her business and therefore her livelihood. This goes beyond politics and is a shameful disgrace!
It was damaging to my reputation and good name. People wrongly assume that I’m behind it and therefore it makes me look like a jerk and a bully.
I am committed to a positive campaign. I think of my opponent as a fine young lady with a lot of potential. She did not deserve that attack piece. It was totally uncalled for and I repudiate the attack in the strongest terms!!!
Frankly, I’m embarrassed and mad as a hornet about it. My campaign people have always had strict orders to stay positive and to not attack my opponent. Going negative is not my style. I’d rather lose an election with dignity than win dirty. And I’m serious about that.
I DO NOT WANT MY OPPONENT ATTACKED AGAIN!!!
I got it stopped and it never happened again. Why can’t the incumbent Union Township Trustees do the same?
John Becker, CTP, MBA is a 36-year Union Township home owner, a tax professional, and was the State Representative for Northwestern Clermont County from 2013 – 2020 until forced out by term limits. He has a Xavier University MBA with an emphasis in Taxation, a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), holds a current school district treasurer’s license, and is a graduate of the Union Township Citizens Police Academy. His website is www.BeckerGOP.com and can be reached at [email protected] or 513-753-6440 (voice only).
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October 30, 2021 – The October issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes).
September 26, 2021 – The September issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
August 29, 2021 – The August issue of The Becker Report (11 minutes)
July 28, 2021 – The July issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
June 30, 2021 – The June 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
May 30, 2021 – The May 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
April 28, 2021 – The April 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
March 31, 2021 – The March 2021 issue of The Becker Report (14 minutes)
February 28, 2021 – The February 2021 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
January 31, 2021 – The January 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
December 29, 2020 – The December issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
November 30, 2020 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day update – Private Citizen Affidavits filed/delivered in 20 counties (5 minutes)
November 12, 2020 – Governor DeWine Weaponizing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (6 minutes)
November 2, 2020 – Vote Trump 2020 (7 minutes)
October 30, 2020 – October issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
October 26, 2020 – Becker Calls for the Resignation of AG Dave Yost and Files Motion for Sanctions in Twelfth District (4 minutes)
October 19, 2020 – Update on Impeachment, Private Citizen Affidavits, and Writ of Mandamus Against Governor DeWine (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 1 – Election Update – French and Kennedy – Ohio Supreme Court – Shea (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 2 – Governor DeWine Review – How did we get to where we are today? (6 minutes)
October 6, 2020 – Writ of Mandamus (8 minutes)
September 30, 2020 – The September issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
September 28, 2020 – Private Citizen Affidavit (2 minutes)
September 20, 2020 – Impeachment Update – Is Gov. DeWine Pro-Life? Is HB 272 “feel good” legislation? (12 minutes)
September 13, 2020 – Impeachment Update, with potential criminal charges, against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (19 minutes)
September 6, 2020 – Impeach DeWine Update (3 minutes)
August 31, 2020 The Becker Report – August 2020 (15 minutes)
August 29, 2020 – State Representative, John Becker speaking at the Unifying Ohio for Liberty rally (22 minutes)
August 27, 2020 – Update on impeachment (16 minutes)
August 24, 2020 – Introduction of the 10 Articles of Impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine (33 minutes)
November 1, 2021
Notices and affidavits workshop at the 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Rd., 45209 at 6:30 PM.
November 1, 2021
Union Township GOP meeting at Norlyn Manor at 7 PM.
November 2, 2021
Election Day from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM.
November 5, 2021
A Caring Place dinner and auction at the Oasis starting at 6 PM.
November 10, 2021
Stop the Mandates meeting at 7 PM. Contact Kim Martin at 513-
November 17, 2021
Clermont County GOP meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7 PM.
November 18, 2021
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.
November 18, 2021
Clermont County Township Association meeting in Williamsburg Township at 6:30 PM.
Becker – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!
“…John Becker, an ‘archconservative’ former state lawmaker from the Cincinnati area…” as described by Cleveland.com (February 2021).
“[State Rep. John Becker,] one of Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers…” proclaimed Cleveland.com (October 2020).
“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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