Voter Information for Bob Taft
Hamilton County, OH November 3, 1998 General
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Bob Taft

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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.
Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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.
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Key Endorsements
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • National Federation of Independent Business of Ohio
  • Ohio State Medical Association
Position Papers
School Funding: Solving the Crisis with Existing Means
Taft responds to the defeat of Issue 2, a measure to fund the state's new school funding formula, offering his proposal to fund and improve schools with existing resources.
Ohio Reads: Reading Success for Every Child
Acknowledging that reading is central to the learning process and future academic success, Taft discusses his plan to help all Ohio school children read at grade level by the fourth grade.
"The Taft Patient Protection Plan"
Addressing the concerns of Ohio Families that too many HMOs have put profits before patients, Taft offers his plan to reform managed care and help make insurance more affordable for Ohio families.
Campaign Contact Information
Phone: 614-221-8238
Fax: 614-228-1299
16 East Broad Street, Suite 1214
Columbus, OH 43215

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