The Official Report of the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee | October 23, 2018
"Dave, a deer!" You never know what you'll see on the campaign trail, such as this young, four-legged friend who helped canvass for Rep. Dave Greenspan.
Rep. Rick Perales welcomed home the members of search-and-rescue team, Ohio Task Force One, which last week returned from helping hurricane victims in Florida.
State representative candidate Susan Manchester and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine show their mutual support during a campaign rally in western Ohio.

Republican economic policies are working

Last week, House Speaker Ryan Smith and Senate President Larry Obhof joined other legislative leaders in a press conference to call into question some of Democrat gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's spending proposals, which would cost upwards of $4 billion beyond the state's current fiscal capacity.

And there is reason to stay the course that Republican leadership have paved over the past eight years, rather than return to the job-destroying, tax-raising policies of Ted Strickland and Democrat control.

Since 2011, Ohioans have created more than 560,000 new private-sector jobs, the state's unemployment rate has been cut nearly in half and the state's reserve fund - which back then contained less than a dollar - now holds $2.7 billion.

Then, last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, from September 2017 to September 2018, Ohio added 104,600 new jobs. That is the best September-to-September job-creation total in Ohio since 1997. That means that someone born during the last time Ohio enjoyed such robust economic expansion could today legally drink a beer to celebrate all the new jobs that have been created. To them, we say, "Cheers!"

Everyone already knew there was a lot at stake in this year's election, which now sits just two weeks away. If campaigning is a marathon, then we're about to hit mile marker 25 - and the finish line is right around the corner.

"Ohio has largest gain in 21 years"

- CNS News

Headline, detailing impressive job creation in the Buckeye State

A trip south to help out Rep. Gary Scherer isn't complete without a visit to the historic Circleville Pumpkin Show. The event is a must-see for all Ohioans. If you want to eat (way too much) pumpkin flavored food, then Circleville is the place for you!

At a Glance

Welcome home!
As shown at the top of the newsletter, Rep. Rick Perales welcomed home the 16 members of Ohio Task Force One, who spent 11 days in Florida on a search-and-rescue mission to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael. 

I$$ue 1 just doesn't add up
Turns out, the supposed "cost benefits and reduced prison populations portrayed by state Issue 1 ring hollow," as detailed by the Columbus Dispatch. In fact, passage of Issue 1 “could actually increase costs to the state by tens of millions of dollars,” according to the Office of Budget and Management, while shifting and increasing costs to local entities. Hmmm...interesting.

Spreading the word
Speaker Ryan Smith Friday stood alongside candidate for state treasurer, Rep. Robert Sprague, and several local officials in southeast Ohio in united opposition to State Issue 1.

Thank you to all the volunteers who made last week's canvassing efforts such a resounding success! From top to bottom: Rep. George Lang; Rep. Kyle Koehler; Rep. Gary Scherer with the DeWine/Husted team; Rep. Nathan Manning and Senator Gayle Manning.
Last weekend featured a great door-to-door deployment for Rep. Dave Greenspan. The leaves are beginning to turn, but there is still plenty of green in Westlake!

Candidates in the Press | 10/17/18 - 10/23/18

Huntington Herald-Dispatch: Campaign Spotlight: Brian Baldridge
Port Clinton News Herald: Rep. Steve Arndt remains focused on workforce development
Advertiser-Tribune: Letter to the editor: “Thank you, Representative Bill Reineke!”
Advertiser-Tribune: Rep. Reineke addresses crowd at wind turbine meeting
Lima News: Susan Manchester’s background suits her well in 84th District
Piqua Daily Call: Jena Powell urges NO vote on Issue 1
Springfield News-Sun: Rep. Koehler never stops fighting for the 79th District
WDTN: Rep. Perales welcomes Ohio Task Force 1 to Kettering

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Rep. Scherer introduces bill aimed at making roads, teens safer

Richland Source: Rep. Kick outlines platform during candidate forum in Ashland
The Clermont Sun: Rep. Becker debates opponent in Clermont County
Norwalk Reflector: Rep. Stein continues work to make Ohio innovate medical leader
Elyria Chronicle Telegram: Senator Manning honors area student for winning national academic award
Canton Repository: Letter to the editor: Vote for Stoltzfus in 50th Ohio House District race
Canton Repository: Editorial: Stoltzfus for 50th Ohio House seat
WDTN: Rep. Antani, candidate Plummer unveil new coalition against Issue 1
WKEF: Sheriff, candidate Phil Plummer says Issue 1 would take Ohio “three steps backwards”

Candidate Spotlights

Rep. Candice Keller
53rd District
Rep. Keller is seeking her second term in Butler County.

A graduate of Miami University and the Jo Ann Davidson Institute, Keller has been the director of the Community Pregnancy Center for 10 years. She has received numerous community  awards, including from her local Chamber of Commerce.

Keller and her husband Kent have been married for 38 years and live in Middletown. They have two sons and six grandchildren.

Rep. Tim Schaffer
77th District
Rep. Schaffer is seeking his fifth non-consecutive term in Fairfield County.

A graduate of Mount Union College, Schaffer has served in both the House and Senate. Along with his private-sector experience, he has served as chairman of the Fairfield County Republican Party.

He has earned several good-government awards during his time in public office, including the Watchdog of Treasury and the NFIB Guardian of Small Business.

Copyright © 2018 Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list