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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2011 Election
 Smart Voter Carolyn A. Betts, MBA/JD

Candidate for
Fiscal Officer; Township of Columbia

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • BA, Bryn Maw College; MBA in finance, UC; JD, Chase Law School
  • Self-employed attorney practicing with John Stillpass, Attorneys at Law in Blue Ash
  • Part-time General Counsel and journalist for online media and financial education company (
  • Expertise in government contracting, budgeting and reengineering
  • Pro bono foreclosure defense attorney for Volunteer Lawyers Project through Greater Cincinnati Legal Aid Society
  • Experienced in venture capital financing, A/B share capital structures, public-private partnerships, public finance & school and nonprofit boards
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Integrity in spending
  • Accountability to taxpayers
  • Support for local jobs, small businesses and entrepreneurship
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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Position Papers
Can Our Own Communities Serve as Financial Safe Havens in Troubled Times?
Local community members can invest in local properties acquired through foreclosure by the Federal government or government-sponsored entities (i.e., Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) through a public/private ownership structure in an A/B share company in which the government swaps its property interest for non-voting shares of the company. This concept could be applied also to state- and county-owned real estate and other assets.
It's Time to Bring Our Mortgages Home + Your Municipality and Community Venture Fund is the Ideal Investor for Fannie, Freddie & FHA Defaulted Mortgag
What is called for is a resurgence of local private and liquid equity investment at a local level. We have been so used to sending our capital to Washington and Wall Street, it is hard for many of us to envision a world in which we circulate our capital locally and prosper in doing so.
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