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Smart Voter
Hamilton County, OH November 7, 2006 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Representative; District 31

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and LWV Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Redistricting, Qualification, Priorities, Oversight Charter Schools, Foreclosure

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1. Both parties have called for redistricting reform. What three top criteria should be used in redrawing legislative districts? (150 word limit)

(No candidates submitted answers to this question)

2. What are your Qualifications for Office? (50 word limit)

Answer from Scott Gehring:

  • Lifelong Westside resident
  • Graduate of Elder High School and the University of Cincinnati.
  • Candidate for Delhi Township Trustee
  • Board member, Westwood Civic Association
  • Keen understanding of the issues facing Westside residents

3. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (100 word limit)

Answer from Scott Gehring:

  • Never vote for a tax increase whether it is a property tax or a gas tax.
  • Set up an expert task force to re-examine the State's role in inmate housing and work to strengthen the penalties for repeat violent offenders, and crimes involving guns.
  • The state has ignored the distribution of section 8 housing vouchers. The number of housing voucher recipients has increased significantly on the Westside. This program needs restructuring.

4. What changes would you recommend for improving public oversight of charter schools? (150 word limit)

(No candidates submitted answers to this question)

5. Ohio has the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. What actions would you support at the state level to address this crisis? (150 word limit)

Answer from Scott Gehring:

This is directly correlated with the fact that Ohio is the third highest taxed state in the country. We need to make certain that in Ohio doing business, living, working, and owning a home is as easy and affordable as possible. Ohio needs to be friendly to current and potential homeowners.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.

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