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Hamilton County, OH November 3, 1998 General


Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Bob Taft 162,931 votes 59%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Secretary of State
  • Education: Yale University, B.A., 1963. Princeton University, M.A., Government, 1967. University of Cincinnati Law School, J.D., 1976.
  • Peace Corps Teacher: 1963-1965
  • Asst. Director, Illinois Bureau of the Budget: 1969-1973
  • State Legislator: 1976-1981
  • Hamilton County Commissioner: 1981-1990
  • Ohio Secretary of State: 1991-present.
  • Improve Ohio's system of primary and secondary education.
  • Create new, high paying jobs for Ohio's working families.
  • Create a low-cost, high performance government that helps people help themselves.
Lee Fisher 101,792 votes 37%
  • Party: Democrat
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Education: BA Oberlain College, 1973; J.D. Case Western Reserve, 1976; Harvard Senior Executives, 1983.
  • Clerk US Court of Appeals 1976-1977; Attorney General from 1991-1994
  • State Senator 25th District 1982-1983
  • National Commission on Crime Control and Prevention, 1995-present
  • Education and Economic Opportunity: creating a world class education system of lifelong learning, and streamlining job training programs.
  • Health Care: Emphasis on quality, accessibility, affordability, consumer choice and HMO responsibility.
  • Safety: Ensuring safety in our homes, streets and schools with programs to fight crime and protect our environment.
John R. Mitchel 6,435 votes 2%
  • Party: Reform
  • Occupation: Investment Advisor
  • Education: M.S. Economics, WSU; Business, Michigan Tech; B.S. USAF Academy
  • Air Transport Pilot Rating; NASD License Investment Consultant
  • DOD Acquition Officier
  • 22 years multi functional experience in the executive branch of the federal government
  • Government reform: 1) campaign finance reform; 2) end political patronage.
  • Education: Parental control, local accountability
Zanna Feitler 3,384 votes 1%
  • Party: Natural Law Party (Chair)
  • Occupation: Teacher of Transcendental Meditation Program, mother,
  • Mother of two teenage boys,
  • Customer service
  • Teaching independently and in public schools
  • PTO leadership, school volunteer
  • Chairwoman of party since 1995
  • Establish Governor's Advisory Board with experts from every concern.
  • Address school funding and educational diversity and excellence.
  • Implement effective programs of rehabilitation for prison inmates and the homeless.

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