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State of Ohio (Adams, Brown, Clermont, Pike, Hamilton, Warren, Scioto Counties) June 14, 2005 Election
United States Representative; District 2; Republican Party Voter Information

2 Year Term. Salary: $158,100

To represent the people of Ohio, their district and the United States in dealing with matters of national and international importance. The general welfare should be a prime concern.

You can vote in this contest only if registered in the Republican party.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jean Schmidt Click here for more information about this candidate 14,232 votes 31.4%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: (Prev.) Public Official
  • Residence: Loveland
Bob McEwen Click here for more information about this candidate 11,565 votes 25.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Congressman 1980-92;Political consultant;inspirational spkr
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Protecting America
  • Cutting Taxes, Controlling Spending and Creating Job Opportunities
  • Promoting and Living Our Traditional Values
Tom Brinkman, Jr. Click here for more information about this candidate 9,211 votes 20.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Printer
  • Community: Mt Lookout
  • Education: BA George Washington University in Washington, DC 1979
  • To vote for lower taxes
  • To fight for limited government
  • To fight to end abortion
Pat DeWine Click here for more information about this candidate 5,455 votes 12.0%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Hamilton County Commissioner
  • Tax relief
  • Tax reform
  • Eliminate Wasteful Government Spending
Eric Minamyer Click here for more information about this candidate 2,111 votes 4.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Civil Law Attorney
  • Retired Navy Reserve Officer
  • Iraqi Freedom Veteran
  • 16-year elected official
  • Hamilton County Special Deputy
  • Search & Rescue Diver
  • Two sons in Navy in Middle East
  • Winning the War on Terror
  • Keeping faith on Social Security benefits earned
  • Balanced budget and low taxes
Peter A. Fossett Click here for more information about this candidate 1,026 votes 2.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: High School History and Government Teacher
  • A.B. Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, Colgate University 1984
  • J.D., Cum Laude, Harvard Law School 1988
  • Upper School Teacher, Cincinnati Country Day School, since September 2000
  • Social Security: The Social Security system faces substantial problems, and it is irresponsible to pretend that it does not.
  • Taxes and the economy: We must ensure economic liberty and strong economic growth for the benefit of all Americans.
  • Moderation on social issues: I am concerned by the inflexibility and intolerance growing within the Republican party on social issues.
Tom Bemmes 695 votes 1.5%
  • Party: Republican
Jeff Morgan Click here for more information about this candidate 400 votes 0.9%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Rural Carrier Assoc. & Carpenter, Husband and Father of 4
  • 1996, Completed Bachelors of Science, Natural Science, graduated Cum Laude
  • 16 year rural mail carrier in Adams. Brown & Highland counties
  • Operate carpentry/ contracting business since 1998
  • Completed contract environmental work for P&G, atomic plant and refineries
  • Worked on groundwater contamination project at CECOS landfill in Clermont County
  • Youth ministry volunteer 1985-2001
  • Family values/ Moral Issues
  • Balancing the Federal Budget
  • Completing the mission in Iraq & getting our military home safely
David R. Smith Click here for more information about this candidate 374 votes 0.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Senior Financial Analyst
  • B.S. Degree Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. Degree Engineering Managment, Northwestern University
  • M.B.A. Degree in Finance, Northwestern University
  • Reducing Taxes - You do not get a fair exchange for the roughly 30% taxes you pay to the Federal Government. David will work to lower your taxes so y
  • Strengthening the Economy - You want a strong economy to provide financial stability to yourself and your family. David will work to reduce governmen
  • Improving Social Security - Social Security will not provide the next generation with the financial security they will need. David will work for a pl
Steve Austin Click here for more information about this candidate 221 votes 0.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Retired history/government teacher
  • Community: Peebles, OH
  • Education: B.S. Education-- Ohio University, M.S. Education-- Miami University
  • Securing Our Borders
  • Economy
  • Judicial Activism
Douglas E. "Doug" Mink Click here for more information about this candidate 100 votes 0.2%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Butler Tech Online Social Studies Instructor
  • MA - Political Management (Leadership concentration) - Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at The George Washington University
  • BA (cum laude) - History & Political Science - Xavier University
  • Former Aide to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
  • Intern as part of MA requirement with Congresswoman Barbara Cubin (R-WY)
  • Former Intern to Congressman Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • National Energy Policy - We need to reduce our reliance on foreign oil supplies and become more energy independent.
  • Homeland Security - Working in Wasington, D.C. on 9/11 I experienced firsthand the effects of terrorism and its devastating results.
  • Telecommunications - With the rapid advancement of telecommunications in the world we need to ensure all Americans have access to new technologies.

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Republican Party Forum for the Candidates for US District 2 Monday May 23, 2005 at the Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Road.
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