The Becker Report – June 2019
Becker Makes it Official: Running for State Senate as a Trump Republican
I’ve been visiting the counties of the 14th Senate District, circulating petitions to get my name on the ballot, and raising money. The following is a summary of a press release I recently sent:
- The office is currently held by the outgoing term limited Joe Uecker.
- The district follows the Ohio River and includes all of the counties of Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto and part of Lawrence County.
- I held the office of Republican State Committeeman for the 14th Senate District from 2004 until 2012 when I was elected to the office of State Representative.
- I’ve once again been visiting with the people of my favorite counties just like I used to do a few years ago. It’s been a joy to rekindle old relationships and create new ones.
- I’m consistently recognized by the media as one of the most conservative legislators in the Ohio General Assembly.
- My Southern Ohio Christian conservative values fits well with the voters.
- I’m the candidate who is vetted, tested, and proven.
- Both a social and fiscal conservative, my legislative agenda is pro-life, pro-gun, limited government, and lower taxes. I’m a proven leader on these topics and I tout my highly exclusive rating of A+ by both the NRA and Buckeye Firearms.
- I voted NO on the gasoline and diesel tax, introduced a bill to force county elected officials to show up for work, and crafted legislation to prevent elected officials and government employees from double dipping.
- Additionally, I voted NO on legislative salary increases and have been giving away the net increase of my pay to community organizations. When I spread the wealth around, it’s my own and not the taxpayer’s.
- I earned my MBA, with an emphasis in taxation, from Xavier University, am a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), hold a school district treasurer’s license, and am a graduate of the Union Township Citizens Police Academy. My 30 years of private sector experience is in manufacturing, managed healthcare, and finance and banking.
- With nearly $155,000 cash on hand, I’m beginning the race in a strong financial position.
Clermont County Engineer, Pat Manger Resigns
Wow! I hardly know what to say. I’ve always thought highly of Pat Manger. I don’t know what he was thinking. Or maybe he wasn’t. Regardless, his leadership will be missed. The story is here.
Becker Donates Controversial Pay Raise to Community Organizations
For more information, see the January 2019 edition of The Becker Report.
January 2019 – The Cincinnati Nature Center received my personal check for $154.69.
February 2019 – Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors (Ohio C.O.P.S.) got my on-line donation for $154.69.
March 2019 – I delivered a personal check for $313.73 to the Goshen Township Bicentennial Committee. The increase in the amount of my donation is because of my promotion to be chairman of the Federalism Committee. It reflects the net portion of the controversial pay increase that was included in my chairmanship increment.
April 2019 – My wife and I presented our $313.73 donation to Days of Wonder. Based in Batavia, they are a school for homeschool kids.
May 2019 – The Promont House Museum in the City of Milford was the recipient of my personal donation of $313.73. Promont is a Victorian mansion circa 1865 and the former home of John M. Pattison, Ohio’s 43rd Governor. It is currently owned and operated as a museum by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society.
June 2019 – The Adams County Humane Society and the Adams County Fair spilt my June donation and received $156.87 each.
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.
HB 39 – Replica Vehicles. This is a bill I’m doing with John Patterson to create 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 its first hearing.
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). 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 Committee.
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July 6 – 13
Lawrence County Fair in Proctorville.
July 7 – 13
Adams County Fair in West Union.
Scioto County GOP in New Boston.
Ohio Liberty Coalition statewide meeting in St. Louisville, Ohio.
July 21 – 27
Clermont County Fair in Owensville.
Scioto County GOP in New Boston.
Brown County GOP Club in Georgetown.
Becker for State Senate – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!
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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You could donate for FREE! You may know that an Ohio Income Tax $50 per taxpayer dollar-for-dollar tax CREDIT (It is $100 on a joint return.) is available every year. The “Ohio political contributions credit” is on line 8 of your Ohio IT 1040 Schedule of Credits. Simply claim it on your state of Ohio tax return and get your money back. Contributions to candidates for State Senate (and other “state offices”) qualify for this credit. That is why it will cost you nothing. I’m Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Limited Government and Lower Taxes. Please see the following brief videos:
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