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Ohio State Government March 2, 2004 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
United States Senate; Republican Party

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and asked of all candidates for this office.

See below for questions on Qualifications, Top Priority

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1. What are your qualifications for office?

Answer from George V. Voinovich:

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: U.S. Senator, 1999-Present; Governor, State of Ohio, 1990-1998; Mayor, City of Cleveland, 1979-1988; Lieutenant Governor, State of Ohio, 1979; Commissioner, Cuyahoga County, 1977-1978; Auditor, Cuyahoga County, 1971-1976; Member, Ohio House of Representatives, 1967-1971

Answer from John "Mitch" Mitchel:

Christian, husband, father, veteran, teacher, Air Force pilot, coach, consultant, and last, but not least, American patriot.

2. How would you implement your top priority?

Answer from John "Mitch" Mitchel:

Top priority: Restore fiscal responsibility
  • To implement this I would:
    1. Support a fair, simple tax code. This would incentivize people to work, and start small businesses, which have historically driven job growth,
    2. Support a Balanced Budget Amendment to force Congress to prioritze the needs of the people,
    3. Propose at least a 1% reduction in all public employee salaries from current levels until the national debt is paid down to less than 25% of GDP

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. The answer must not exceed 50 words for the first question (Qualifications), and 75 words for the second (Top Priority). Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily.

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