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Hamilton County, OH March 7, 2000 Election
Commissioner; County of Hamilton; 4 Year Term Starting 1/2/01

4 Year Term. Salary $65,947

To exercise financial control of County expenditures; to authorize public works; to purchase land and buildings; to let contracts; to plan and administer welfare. The Board of County Commissioners also appoints other officials to operate various departments within the county.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Bob Bedinghaus 57,609 votes 100.00%
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  • Party: Republican
Todd Portune 28,057 votes 58.26%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney: Member of Council
  • Education: Colerain H.S. 1976; Oberlin College A.B. 1980; University of Cincinnati J.D. 1983
  • Over 7 years of legislative experience in complex local and regional issues
  • Served on numerous Boards and Commissions
  • Involved in church and community and served as school volunteer
  • Small business owner
  • Lifelong area resident; married with two children
  • Following the stadium debacles restoring fiscal responsibility & accountability to County Government
  • Implementing a true regional transportation system including passenger rail serving the entire County
  • Stopping urban sprawl and the loss of people and jobs from the County
Marilyn Hyland 20,099 votes 41.74%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Marketing, community development consultant
  • Education: B.A., economic geography, University of Cincinnati; Master's work, Clark University
  • As a community development and marketing consultant, I have spent 22 years coordinating business and political interests.
  • I will draw from my experience to find creative approaches to issues of public concern throughout Hamilton County.
  • Community: Indian Hill
  • Political Party: Democrat
  • Bringing stadium deal back into balance; restoring common sense to county government
  • Improving bus service countywide, developing commuter rail, easing highway congestion
  • Protecting property owners' rights; stopping unwanted zoning, especially in western Hamilton County

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