Thank you for visiting my campaign site. Together, we will help restore both fiscal responsibility and social freedom to the state of Ohio.
I am the only candidate in the race for the 19th House District seat who will pursue both of these goals simultaneously. Ohio cannot recover economically without a properly balanced budget done without the accounting tricks and one-time funding sources that have characterized the state budgets of the past decade. Additionally, we cannot compete in a global business environment when our state has in place policies that discriminate against groups of people or individuals based on the traits they were born with or have since acquired.
Further, I am the only candidate in this race with a plan to eliminate the Ohio income tax in full on July 1, 2011. This plan, endorsed and presented by gubernatorial candidate Ken Matesz, reduces state spending by 40%, eliminates 20 duplicate or unnecessary state agencies, eliminates all state debt by 2013, results in a $1 billion surplus in 2013, and encourages the investment and growth in small businesses needed to jumpstart our economy. Best of all, this is accomplished while protecting the critical social safety net that so many Ohioans are depending on during this crisis along with funding our schools at $100,000 per classroom to enable our children to get a better quality education.
When elected, I will be the first minor party legislator in the Ohio Statehouse since the birth of the Republican Party in the 19th century. This fact will enable me to work with other officeholders of either party to promote the freedoms that made our nation and state great, and I will work with anyone regardless of party. I fully intend to represent the end of the partisan bickering and gridlock that has increasingly become a hallmark of the Ohio legislature, and my decisions will be motivated by the best interests of my district and Ohio's citizens. As a nonincumbent, I am indeed the political outsider that many Americans claim to be looking for. As a Libertarian, I am not beholden to any special interest group, nor am I entrenched in the partisan politics that have so damaged our state and our nation over the last several decades. If elected, I will remain an independent thinker and actor at the Statehouse.
In 2009-10 I am laying the foundations of a campaign to become the first Libertarian member of the Ohio General Assembly. This is not going to be an easy or short task, but it is one I am greatly looking forward to. The voters of the 19th District last year had a real choice, but too many voters didn't hear our message. I am putting together a grassroots team of community leaders, small business owners, and proud individuals who want to band together to take our state back and return power to the citizens of Ohio.
If you are interested in contributing to my campaign or volunteering to help out, please don't hesitate to contact us.
How I will make decisions
My decisions in office will be guided by two very simple questions:
- Is the proposed course of action permissible under the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions? If it is not, no amount of persuasion will change my mind, I'll vote against it.
- Is the proposed course of action in the best interests of the people of my district and is it the best course available for the state of Ohio? I feel that you, the individual, are best equipped to make decisions about what is best for you.
I am not a subject matter expert on all things, and I will not pretend to be one when contemplating my votes. My voting record will demonstrate my faith that "We the people" are capable of governing our own lives far better than bureaucrats and politicians. I will represent the only special interest group that deserves a voice: YOU.
What is a Libertarian?
Libertarians believe in fiscal responsibility and social freedom. Libertarians support a balanced budget, civil rights, freedom to prosper, and a minimally intrusive government. If you believe in the values of our Founding Fathers, there is a good chance that you are a Libertarian.
Why you should vote for a Libertarian
Libertarians have been fighting to protect your rights for since 1971. We will continue to fight for freedom and equality for all Americans, not just those who are able to purchase influence. All over the world, people are yearning to breathe free. Libertarians are the enablers of freedom.
People may tell you that voting for a Libertarian or any non-Democrat, non-Republican candidate is a "wasted vote". The only way you, as a voter, can waste your vote is to vote for a candidate other than the one who most closely matches your beliefs. It is unlikely that you will agree with any candidate in a race 100%, but there will be a candidate you agree with more than the others. By voting for the candidate with whom you most agree, your beliefs are more likely to be represented and considered. I would urge every voter to carefully consider the views and stances of each candidate in every race, and cast their vote for the individual they feel would best represent them while in office.
I am running in this race because Ohio needs responsible leadership. It is time for our state to get back on the right track. I would like to earn your support and your vote, but most of all, I would like to earn your trust. Together, we can bring about real change for the better in Ohio.