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November 2 Elections

October 31, 2010 16:54 by ckincincy

Though this is a technical blog, I do believe it is our American duty to vote.  This kind of post is a rarity, so if it turns you off of this blog.  Just breath and relax, it’s a rarity.  If the fact that I’m a staunch conservative turns you off of this blog… good bye, and be a responsible voter and go research your candidates.

So, I try to be an informed voter.  I actually take the time to see who I will vote for.  Now, unfortunately, my job is made pretty easy in cutting out half of the candidates right off the bat.  So my research is to primarily see if there is a Republican I wont’ vote for.

I’ll never vote for a Democrat.  A party that is pro-abortion by default is a non-starter for me.  Enough said about that, now onto the meat of the post.

I started off by going to my local elections board website and grab my browser.  Some were easy, some I had to research.

1. Governor: I’ll be voting for Kasich/Taylor.  Ted Strickland has been an awful governor, and next years deficit is HUGE because of this.  Kasich has seemed to say the right things and I hope he can turn things around in the state of Ohio.  This is also critical for the state of Ohio because the 2010 census has resulted in Ohio losing two congressional districts.  So the party in control of the Ohio house, senate, and governorship get to lead this effort.  Obviously the party in control will redraw the lines in their favor. 

2. Attorney General: I’ll be voting for Mike Dewine.  Mike Dewine has contiously voted in ways I agree with over his long political career. Cordray has shown that he is in over his head in this office.  He needs to go.  I’d really hope that even Democrats can admit he has dropped the ball.

3. State Auditor: I’ll be voting for Dave Yost.  Yost doesn’t raise any red flags, unlike his opponent David Pepper.  Pepper was a democrat on the Cincinnati City Council which is enough to know… to not vote for him.

4. Secretary of State: I’ll be voting for Mandel.  Honestly I can’t tell you why, relative new comer without much history.  But that being said, I found nothing to give me pause.  Liberals seem to hate him, so that makes me smile.

5. Senator: I’ll be voting for Rob Portman.  Rob Portman his a through and through conservative.  Lee Fisher, is part of the leading duo who has helped lose 400,000 jobs. 

6. Congress: I’ll be voting for Jean Schmidt.  I don’t like her, really.  But she votes, the vast majority of the time, how I’d like my representative to vote.  I’d love for a strong primary challenge to get her out of office.

7. State Representative.  I’ll not be voting.  Joe Uecker has been in office too long.  Time for him to go.  I’ve shared emails with him regarding concerns I have about certain legal rulings and he errors on the side of the government knows best.  No thanks.

8. Clermont County Commissioner: I’ll be voting for Archie Wilson.  Look at our county, even with the down turn we’ve done alright.  We’ve lost Ford and had other economic blows, but the county didn’t end up in dire straits.  He deserves some credit for that.

9. Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court: I’ll be voting for Maureen O’Connor.  Let me be very clear, judges have one and only one criteria to earn my vote.  Abortion.  While she was recently knocked down a notch by the Ohio Right to Life PAC, she still is the preferred candidate.

10 Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court: I’ll be voting for Judith Lanzinger.  Same as Maureen O’Connor.

11. Clermont County Common Pleas: I’ll be voting for Richard Ferenc.  Solid conservative.  Kenneth Zuk on the other hand, appointed by Ted Strickland… so it can’t be right.

12.  Issue 4, Fire and EMS: I’ll be voting no.  Are they really trying to raise taxes right now?  Really?  Tighten your belt like the rest of us.

13. Issue 5, Childrens Service Renewal. If there was ever a part of government that needs a season of belt tightening, its here.  I’ll be voting no.  They have cut, but at the wrong places.

14. Issue 6. Mental Health and Recovery Board.  See above.  I’ll be voting no. 

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