2012 Primary - Ohio State Representative - 31st District - Democrat
Candidates seek the nomination to run for U.S. Representative in Ohio's 31st District.
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Why are you running for office?
I'm running for office because Ohio needs to be doing more to help people lead a life of dignity. That means having self-worth and being free to bestow that worth upon the world. This is the basic responsibility of government.
How would you deal with declining tax revenues? What parts of the budget would you cut? What programs or services are essential and should never be cut?
I would stop cutting taxes on the wealthy, to start. Gov. Kasich is slashing local government funding in order to cut high-end income taxes and estate taxes; local governments are replacing the funding with sales taxes and property taxes, which disproportionately impact low-income individuals.
Would you support higher taxes to maintain current levels of services expected by your residents?
What are your capital funding priorities and how should they be paid for?
We need regional rail transit in Cincinnati. The biggest electoral mistake of my lifetime was the failure to pass Metro Moves, which would have cost a tiny fraction of the amount spent in construction on I-71 and I-75.
In what way do you feel your political party affiliation makes you a better official?
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