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

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.

Results as of Dec 5 7:09pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1025/1025)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Todd Portune 166,574 votes 47.74%

  • 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 three children
  • Restore the Public Trust - Eliminate closed-door meetings
  • Return to the Basics - Improve public safety, correct storm water
  • Plan for the future - Implement true regional transportation
Bob Bedinghaus 150,093 votes 43.01%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Hamilton County Commissioner
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Cincinnati
  • As Hamilton County Commissioner since 1995, I have led several initiatives including
  • Riverfront Development, support for working mothers with Child Care, and the Tax Levy Review Committee.
  • Additionally, I have led an effort that has resulted in Hamilton County government playing a stronger role in regional initiatives.
  • Community: Delhi
  • Continuing Welfare Reform Initiatives
  • Controlled Growth throughout All of Hamilton County
  • Riverfront Development
Paul Naberhaus 32,265 votes 9.25%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Own Valve Manufacturing Company
  • Active participation in conservative candidate's political campaigns since
  • Leader in petition drive to stop stadium tax, Regular appearances on local cable tv to represent libertarian view
  • Active participation for 15 years in planning and organizing libertarian
  • Active in local political issues such as "rails to trails"
  • Active with Rails to Trails, conversion of OKI property to Tax Free Bike Trails
  • Education: Mechanical Engineer, U.C. Class 1960
  • Protect residential areas impacted by traffic and noise from outside
  • Auction off county property such as "the banks" to reduce debt
  • Get an early & certain date for termination of the stadium tax

Basic candidate data supplied by the County elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
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The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Transportation, Planning, and Tax Levy Review.

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