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Hamilton County, OH November 7, 2000 Election
State Senate; District 8 Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary $42,427

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Louis W. Blessing, Jr. 79,123 votes 63.4%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati; J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
  • Health, Human Services and Aging; Human Services and Aging Subcommittee; Judiciary, Vice Chair; State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs;
  • Ways & Means, Chair
  • St. Ann's Church; Colerain Township Republican Club; Knights of Columbus; Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.
  • Awards: Watchdog of the Treasurer (four times); Hamilton County Township Association Legislator of the Year;
  • Bureau of National Affairs Annual Award for Scholastic Achievement
Stuart Manning 38,616 votes 30.9%
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter)
  • Party: Democratic
Stephen R. Schulte 6,988 votes 5.6%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Professional Environmental Engineer
  • MS - Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • BS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • Professional Engineer, State of Ohio
  • Vice-chair, Southwest Ohio Libertarian Party
  • Former, Vice-Chair, Libertarian Party of Ohio
  • Delegate of National Libertarian Conventions: 1991, 1996, 1998
  • Reduce poverty by making real cuts in wasteful and corrupting taxes and government spending by phasing out state income tax in 3 - 5 years
  • End the school wars by restoring parental authority and control in education through tax credits and, eventually, separation of school and state
  • Protect the environment by restoring private property rights and enforce the "polluter pays" principle

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Election 2000: State Candidate Forum Play Back Schedule on INTERCOMMUNITY CABLE REGULATORY COMMISSION
Candidate Forums Available on the Public Access Cable State Senate District 8

10/10/00 at 9:30 PM on Channel 4,10/11/00 at 9:00 AM on Channel 4,10/17/00 at 9:30 PM on Channel 4, 10/18/00 at 9:00 AM on Channel 4, 10/24/00 at 9:30 PM on Channel 4, 10/25/00 at 9:00 AM on Channel 4, 10/31/00 at 9:30 PM on Channel 4, 11/1/00 at 9:00 AM on Channel 4 11/3/00 4:30 PM 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.
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