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Hamilton County, OH November 7, 2000 Election
State Representative; District 32 Voter Information

2 Year Term. Salary $42,427

To represent the people of the district and State of Ohio in dealing with matters not allocated to the federal government.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Wayne E. Coates 20,611 votes 46.8%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Real Estate Broker
  • Mayor of Forest Park, ten years on city council, 1989-1999
  • Member Ohio Mayors Association
  • Member Ohio Municipal League
  • Legislative Chair Hamilton County Municipal League
  • Trustee Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Government
  • Trustee Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
  • Increase state funding to local school district, and lessen the dependency on local property taxes.
  • Expand the Passport Program and Assisted Living Waivers to seniors and the disabled.
  • Increase the minimum wage and develop an affordable health insurance program for the working disadvantaged.
Jim Raussen 20,442 votes 46.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Senior Claims Representative
  • Hamilton Township Trustee, 1994-1997
  • B.A. Xavier University in Political Science
  • Studies at Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • Charter Member of Americans for Tax Reform
  • Member of Blue Chip Republicans
  • Member of Hamilton County Republican Party
  • Education Reform -- Improving Ohio's Public Education system
  • Tax Reform -- Return money from state surpluses to the taxpayers
  • Tort Reform -- Eliminate frivolous lawsuits from clogging our courts
Stan Wernz 1,953 votes 4.4%
  • Party: Independent
  • Occupation: Business Owner/Manager
  • Education: Miami University (BM); Univ. of Cinti-CCM (MME); Post-Grad.-UC; Xavier Univ.
  • Army Veteran; Retired Teacher and Administrator; Products Research (P&G; 8 yrs)
  • Ohio School Law Journal Editorial Board
  • Appearances before Ohio House and Senate Committees; Ohio Coalition for E&A of School Funding
  • Demonstrated fiscal accountability as manager of school district operations
  • Will provide FULL-TIME representation
  • Assure Quality Education for All Students regardless of their Ohio geographical location.
  • Implement Tax Reform, addressing over-reliance on property taxes and sales tax losses.
  • Resolve Health Care Issues, including home care and insurance related matters.
Manny Tepper 946 votes 2.1%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Education 1 year College
  • Neighborhood: Wyoming
  • USMC Vet.
  • 50 Year Business Experience
  • Life Member NRA
  • Reduce Taxes
  • Get Government out of Private Life
  • Promote Concealed Carry (self-protection rights)

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Candidate Forums Available on the Public Access Cable Election 2000: State Representative Dist. 32 10/9/00 at 8:00 PM on Channel 4, 10110/00 at 3:00 PM on Channel 4, 10/16/00 at 8:00 PM on Channel 4 10/17/00 at 3:00 PM on Channel 4 10/23/00 at 8:00 PM on Channel 4 10/24/00 at 3:00 PM on Channel 4 10/30/00 at 8:00 PM on Channel 4 10/31/00 at 3:00 PM on Channel 4 11/2/00 at 9:30 AM on Channel 4 Channel numbers listed above represent cable channels on the Warner Cable system in the communities listed below. Channel 24 listings may also be seen in Cincinnati, Norwood, and the Waycross communities. For more information, please call (513) 772-4272
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