“The challenges facing our state require innovative solutions that put Ohio first and politics second. We have to work together, regardless of party affiliation, to ensure that Ohio once again is the beacon for all to follow.”
~ Cliff Rosenberger

 

JOBS FOR OHIO & A STRONG ECONOMY

STANDING UP TO HIGHER TAXES

DEFENDING OUR VALUES

AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE

RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

REFORMING GOVERNMENT

JOBS FOR OHIO & A STRONG ECONOMY

I understand that government and politicians don’t create jobs and that tax increases are never the solution to our state’s economic and budgetary challenges.  I am focused on rebuilding Ohio to make the Buckeye State economically competitive and welcoming to innovation and job creation.

Increasing taxes is never the solution to the economic and budgetary challenges for our state.

You can count on me to fight for:

Reducing the cost of government: I will take a microscope to current government programs to ensure taxpayers are getting their money’s worth.

Create a business friendly environment: We need to remove barriers, red tape and bureaucracy. High taxes, excessive regulation, and frivolous lawsuits do not help businesses succeed and create jobs. I want to put an end to those things and put up the welcome sign for employers. As your State Representative, I have helped revitalize Ohio’s economic development strategies with JobsOhio, promoted the ATSG Jump Hanger construction, Greenfield Rail Road improvements and PAS Technologies expansion.

Develop a 21st century workforce: I want to see us take the great resources of our schools, colleges, community colleges, and universities, and hold them accountable to prepare Ohioans to meet workforce demands.

Stop the brain drain of Ohio’s best and brightest: I support a retroactive income tax credit eliminating tax liability for five years to individuals who obtain a baccalaureate degree from a college or university in Ohio and who reside in Ohio for a minimum of five years after graduation.

Increase Ohio’s tourism: I believe making Ohio an attractive state to visit will also improve our ability to sell our state. It will show that our state is a place to raise a family, build a business and call home.

 

STANDING UP TO HIGHER TAXES

I believe that you know how to spend your own money better than Columbus. I will fight hard against any attempts to raise your taxes and continue to seek out tax relief for Ohioans and small business owners. It is time to return private citizens’ money to them so that they can help private enterprise prosper, rather than see it squandered by an inefficient government.

As your State Representative, I have helped lead an effort that resulted in the elimination of the death tax, allowing our citizens to avoid having their critical assets taxed by the state of Ohio after the death of a loved one. As a result, I was the recipient of the Watchdog of the Treasury Award.

 

DEFENDING OUR VALUES

I believe that taking a stand and defending our values is important. Every child deserves a mother and a father and marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman.

I strongly believe that every life, including an unborn one, is a precious gift and is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I am honored to have received the endorsements of the Ohio Right to Life Organization.

 

AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE

I grew up in a farming community and have spent time as a youth helping my grandmother in 4-H. I’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with Ohio farmers.

I understand that Ohio’s agriculture is our state’s number one industry, contributing $98 billion to our state’s economy.

You can count on me to protect Ohio farmers from out-of-state special interests like HSUS that imposes extreme regulations on Ohio farmers. I will look for ways to promote Ohio’s agriculture industry to global markets and help find ways to open new markets for all of Ohio’s commodities, including value-added products such as bio-products and alternative fuels. I will also look to revitalize the innovative spirit to improve and bolster our research and technology in the agriculture field with help from our higher educational systems and research centers. I will fight to ensure Ohio farmers are able to be competitive with farmers in other states.

I am a proud member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau.

 

RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

I am committed to ensuring our constitutional right to bear arms is protected. I love that our country and state have a heritage of hunting and sport shooting. More importantly, I uphold the right of every Ohioan to be able to protect their property and their families.

I also support educational programs about the use of firearms, marksmanship and safety programs. As your State Representative I secured $50,000 for the Clinton County Farmer’s and Sportman’s Association through the Capital Budget for fiscal years 2015-2016. The grant was administered through the Department of Public safety and was used to improve existing bays and ranges, to install new pistol bays and to insert a new divider berm.

I am also a proud member of the NRA and have received an A rating and endorsement from the Buckeye Firearms Association. I continue to keep close ties to the local hunting and sporting community.

 

REFORMING GOVERNMENT

I strongly believe that government, at every level, must become more efficient and respond to the needs of taxpayers. Our agencies and organizations need to be refocusing on customer service and remember that the true bosses are YOU, the citizens of this fine state.

I am determined to ensure that voters are informed and that our government is transparent. It is time for the government to get back to work for the people and not the other way around.

I also believe that instead of creating more laws, we must truly reevaluate the ones we already have on the shelves. The elimination of red tape and bureaucracy is the key to making Ohio competitive once again.

As your State Representative, I have reduced government waste while increasing efficiency, having introduced legislation requiring performance budgeting by state agencies. I also helped balance Ohio’s budget by closing an $8 billion deficit without raising taxes.