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Hamilton County, OH November 4, 2008 Election
Commissioner; County of Hamilton; 4 Year Term Starting 1/2/09 Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $ 78,966

To exercise financial control of County expenditures; to authorize public works; to purchase land and buildings; to let contracts; to plan and administer welfare. The Board of County Commissioners also appoints other officials to operate various departments within the county.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Todd Portune Click here for more information about this candidate 235,871 votes 63.52%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: President of the Hamilton County Commission and an Attorney
  • I graduated from Colerain High School in 1976; from Oberlin College in 1980 and the University of Cincinnati College of Law with Honors in 1983
  • National Merit [commended] scholar at Colerain; inducted into the Oberlin College Athletic Hall of Fame; and named a "Colerain Distinguished Graduate"
  • I served on the Cincinnati City Council for eight years, Chairing the Law, Public Works and Intergovernmental Affairs Committees
  • I served as a volunteer on the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission and the Hamilton County Community Action Agency Board
  • I am the Chair of the Hamilton County Homeland Security Commission, the Solid Waste District, and the Transportation Improvement District
  • I am President of the Hamilton County Family and Children First Council and Vice-Chair of the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency
  • We must keep the county's finances in order without raising taxes through strict budget controls, right-sizing the government and growing businesses
  • We need to implement our reforms of the criminal justice system to reduce crime and recidivism, and enhance public safety
  • We must focus on those improvements in transit, public health, the economy and the environment that will enhance the Quality of Life for all.
Ed Rothenberg Click here for more information about this candidate 135,453 votes 36.48%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: real estate
  • real estate investor, manager, realtor
  • masters degree in criminal justice
  • received basketball scholarship to UC in 1954
  • broker member of the cincinnati board of realtors
  • fiscal conservative, against raising taxes as it hurts economic activity. our county taxes overall are almost the highest in the state and northern k
  • streamlining foreclosure counseling to save homes
  • rest of answer doesn't' fit guidelines.

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