LWV League of Women Voters of Ohio
Hamilton County, OH November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Bob M. Drake

Candidate for
Treasurer; County of Hamilton

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Professor, Mathematics Education
  • Community/neigborhood: Hyde Park
  • Education: B.S. Education, M.S. Mathematics Education, Ed.D. Mathematics Education
  • Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Cincinnati for twelve years. Have served on Board of Directors for several organizations,
  • including Mental Health Services East (vice president, 1994-5), Hyde Park Neighborhood Council Education Committee (president 1991-3), and the
  • Project Succeed Advisory Committee (1994 - present).
  • Cognate area of doctoral degree: Economics.
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Create system to reduce the amount people pay in property taxes.
  • Increase voluntary contributions to local schools.
  • Enable revitalization of economically "stagnant" areas via low interest loans
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Position Papers
The Treasurer & Taxes: It's Your Money! (How Bob Drake will lower property taxes.)
It is possible to reduce the amount paid in property taxes by many residents of Hamilton County through a plan to use the interest on early payments. A significant advantage is that this plan, while reducing the tax paid by individuals, does NOT reduce the amount used for other purpos
The Treasurer and School Funding. (How Bob Drake will provide more money for schools without raising taxes)
Through the same plan mentioned in Position Paper #1, the Treasurer can enable individuals to donate additional money to schools, while providing a deduction for "charitable contributions" on their federal taxes. taxe
Economic Revitalization (How Bob Drake will encourage economic revitalization of economically "stagnant" areas)
By accepting a lower interest rate on some of its own bank deposits, Hamilton County can motivate lending institutions to make low-interest loans to qualified homeowners. That money, in turn, can be used to improve property and, thus, revitalize economically "stagnant" communit
Key Endorsements
  • Hamilton County Democratic Party
Campaign Contact Information
Website: http://www.BobDrake.org
E-mail: Bob@BobDrake.org

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