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State of Ohio November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter

Robert M. Owens
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Attorney General; State of Ohio


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What enforcement areas do you view as your priorities?

I will focus on enforcement of the Ohio Constitution, especially in relation to government operations. I will defend Ohio families and small businesses against overreaching federal and state bureaucracy and unscrupulous organizations. This includes litigation to protect Ohio families from mandated federal healthcare schemes, protection of Ohio families and Ohio jobs from illegal immigration and ending pay to play politics in the Office of Ohio Attorney General.

2. Are there additional responsibilities you would want added to the office of the Attorney General? If so, what would they be?

Government power needs to be reigned in, not expanded. I would seek to perform the functions of the Attorney General`s office with a smaller, leaner staff, paying attention to proper fiscal management.

3. What would you do to enforce Ohio's sunshine laws and open-records policy, given increased difficulty in accessing public records?

I will work with government offices to help them with technical support to abide by Sunshine laws. At the same time, I will bring the full weight of my office against government agencies that refuse to abide by Ohio`s sunshine laws in good faith. As I am not tied to the power structure of the two major parties, I have no favorites to protect but instead will truly be the champion for the people of Ohio

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.

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