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Hamilton County, OH November 4, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Todd Portune

Candidate for
Commissioner; County of Hamilton; 4 Year Term Starting 1/2/09

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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
Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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.
Questions on Issues

The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
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Key Endorsements
  • Greater Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors
  • Cincinnati Firefighters Local 48
  • Sierra Club
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Position Papers
Summary: 2008 Plan for Growth and Opportunity
Portune proposes "dramatic steps" to maintain County's fiscal health, improve safety and quality of life
SORTA: A regional system needs to be planned by all who use it
As published in the Cincinnati Enquirer, June 22, 2008
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