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Hamilton County, OH November 7, 2000 Election
Commissioner; County of Hamilton; 4 Year Term Starting 1/3/01 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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John S. Dowlin 187,213 votes 56.39%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Hamilton County Commissioner
  • Vice-President, Hamilton County Board of Commissioners
  • Board of Trustees, National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • Chairman of Courts and Corrections Subcommittee of Justice and Public Safety Committee for NACo
  • Member of Ohio Criminal Sentencing Committee
  • Charter member of Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
  • Previous Mayor of City of Sharonville for over 28 years
  • Making a difference in peoples' lives by promoting effective alternatives to incarceration such as drug courts and mental health courts.
  • Quality of life regional planning issues that include sustainable development and alternative transportation methods.
  • Manage county government less like a bureaucracy and more like a business; reduce taxes and eliminate waste.
Joseph R. Wolterman 144,808 votes 43.61%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Dabbelt Insurance Agency selling and consulting
  • Education: LaSalle High School, Xavier and University of Cincinnati completing studies in mortuary sciene
  • Has many experiences in the business world
  • Joe is active in his community as a member of the Western Economic Council, Eboard member Northwest Exchange Club Colerain Township Business Assoc
  • Hamilton County Township Association
  • Hamilton County Democratic Party, co-executive Colerain Township Democrat Club, member
  • Precint H. Colerain Township, precinct executive Colerain Township, trustee
  • Restore Public Trust
  • Return to Basic Infrastructure
  • Plan for Future

Basic candidate data supplied by the County elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
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