Matius for State Senate
Upcoming Event & Debt Reduction
- The election left this campaign
in debt. A valiant effort and even though we are
attempting to obtain some satisfation in court, the shortage of funds
throughout this campaign has greatly hampered our efforts. Any
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- Composition of the Emerald Necklace District
of the Money & 37+%
of the Vote Ohio Election Commission &
Election Law in Ohio
Oppositions In-Kind Contribution
- No Regulation of False Political
- Unfair Campaign Practices
- Job Creation & Economic
- The Short Economic Spurt after
- Social Security
- Quality EducaitonNo Tax Increases
- Health Care Costs
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Financial Expenditures were quite low
for this campaign committee but not for the opposition. The
spending for this campaign including the primary election to just
before the general election was about
the general election total spending was about $19,700. No in-kind
were received by this campaign.
Now the opposition has over $675,000. of in-kind contributions from the
party. After adding
about $50,000. for the oppositions campaign expenditures, we see that
was spent by the opposition.
Most of the spending by this committee was in fundraising. How
much money was spent by this campaign
compared to the opposition? About
1% of the money resulted in 37.5% of the vote.
for the General Election
a) Over 50% of the total
spending was in fundraising.
c) Did these funds result from
companies directing investment
b) $605,000 was for TV
of the workers compensation
are Supposed to be Competitive Contest Offering Voters Distinct
Choices. But Many Ohio Elections Offer Limited Competition
-- or None At
All - (Cleveland Sunday Plain Dealer, 10/9/05,
pages B1 & B5)
- Some interesting points
from an article in todays Sunday Plain Dealer follow. This is
part of the discussion surrounding Issue 4.
- 'In 2004, not a single Ohio congressional
seat changed hands.
- In 22 of the 99 Ohio House of
Representattives districts, no one challenged the incumbents.
- In the state
Senate, incumbents won by an average of 35 percentage points.
- "You had more of a
challenge in the old Soviet Union politburo", ...'
- 'Competition occurs only in primaries, not
in general elections, leading to polarized legislatures and frustrated
- 'Today, Republicans control the processes
in Ohio becasue they dominate the state Apportionment Board
are the governor, state auditor, secretary of state and one legislator
from each party).'
- "You'd be replacing a flawed system with a
worse alternative," said DeWine, a suburban Dayton Republican"
- Wouldn't it be interesting to research
the composition of the district that DeWine ran in
- Is a more accurate description of our
political process that the district you run in is more important than
affiliation or your platform?
Opposition Used $700,000. in Campaign Funds to Secure a State Senate
Seat in an Already Gerrymandered District.
- And they won
by only 13% in Senate
- We Had 1% of the
- Why bother running opposition
candidtates? The parties and the districting determine the
elected officials. Is this part of the reason that so many voters
simply say that their vote does not matter?
Sympathy to the
Victimes of Hurrican Katrina & Of Recent Natural Catastrophes
- $3.00 per Gallon of Gasoline is Too High. This Campaign
Developed an Energy Program that Included Use of Solar, Wind, Wave,
Alternate Fuels, and Natural Gas Powered Vehicles.
- The Goal of This Program Was to Make Energy Prices in Ohio Low to
Attract Industry & Workers
- Increased Use of Gasohol (alcohol in gasoline) Could Reduce
Gasoline Prices in the Short Term
- Our sympathy to the victims of Hurrican Katrina and other
recent catastrophes causing a loss of life.
- A sincere and warm welcome home to our troops returning from Iraq
- Sometimes the fighting doesn't stop when you return home.
You may be fighting in court and in the political system to remove some
rather obvious problems that have developed.
Election Results (Legalized Corruption!)
The general election results are better
than previous years, but disappointing to this committee. A
the editor, whistle blower,
sums up many
of the reactions of this committee to the election process and to
Ohio Election Commission. This committee
spent roughly 20
to 30 cents on each vote received, while
the republicans spent over $5.00 (5 dollars) on each vote
received. Our opponents used misleading
ads on a number of
stations to take votes. A state senate seat bought by
travels throughout district 24 and Cuyahoga county, I was approached by
several residents with
regards to the Patriot Act. One persons
"We came here (to
this country) for freedom. Now we have silent deportations...."
Where is the correct balance between
security and freedom?
With the Patriot Act we can get money out of the country. But it
may be impossible to ever get large sums of
money back into the country.
Reactions to current problems
or issues both locally and nationally are noted below. Please
any of your views or feelings on local and other issues to firstname.lastname@example.org
or (440) 892-3862.
Strong Local Economy & High
No Restitution After an Election
- Ohio Continues to Loose Workers to this Day to Other
States. The Migration Out of Ohio to Other States
- A Strong Economy that Offers Jobs for Both the Skilled &
Has the Best Potential to Provide the Residents of NE Ohio With
to Maintain Their Standard of Living.
- Additional Revenue from a Strong Economy Will Assist in
Funds Available for Subsidies to Education, the Elderly, and to Assist
the Long Term Unemployed.
- Additional Jobs from Subsidies, such as Programs to Attract New
and to Create New Jobs, Are Needed. Scope for White
- After an election there is
little or no recourse for candidates
to appeal or to reverse the outcomes of elections. The
system in Ohio gives little or no opportunity for a candidate to
counter the results of an election after an unfavorable outcome.
- Regardless of
the techniques used in TV or Print Advertising, once the vote is cast,
there is no legal method of compensating for Deception, for Distortion,
for Lies, for Half Truths, for ...
- Misleading or Distorted
Advertising that Can Sway the Electorate Is Not Grounds for Contesting
an Election in Ohio. Even though industry is not allowed to use
False, Misleading, or Deceptive Advertising, the Politicians can do as
they choose. Any type of advertising goes, any type of distortion
or half truth is allowed.
- Elections are often times won or lost due to the amount of money
available. Once the difference in funding exceeds a factor of 3
between candidates, it becomes very difficult for a candidate to
vote count. This campaign needed roughly 1/3 or 1/4 of the funds
available to the opposition to win the needed votes in Senate District
24. (0.33 * $750,000. = $250,000.)
- Gerrymandering - The Structuring of an Election District in a
Manner So That One Party Wins the Election or Has a Definite Advantage
in a District
- The Opposition Has a Definite Advantage in Senate
District 24 Based on Experience and the Ohio Manufacturers' Association
(see the 2004 Ohio Election Guide, page 31 - Political Index - 54.3%
Benefits & Jobs for the
Long Term Unemployed
- Without a Quality Educational System we cannot Compete
Effectively in the Global Marketplace that we Live in Today
- Education from the K through College levels including Continuing
for Adults Continues to Require Additional Funding & Support from
- The Voucher System of Cleveland Remains an Issue and Problem
- Benefits & Jobs for the Long Term Unemployed Are Needed -
Ohioans Continue to Leave the State Daily
- A Number of Residents of NE Ohio Have Slipped Off the
& Have Difficulty Paying for Basic Needs.
- Some Ohioans are Destitute by the Time They Finally Relocate to a
Thring State in the SW U.S.
- An Effective
to Identify & to Assist These Residents in Locating Jobs
Paying Bills is Sorely Needed
Benefits / Income
for the Elderly - Social Security
Health Care Reform
- Social Security & Medicare As They Are Today Are Not
Benefits to Allow the Elderly to Pay Their Bills or to be Comfortable.
- The Baby Boom Generation Requires Assistance in Caring for Aging
or Spouses with Debilitating Diseases. The Elderly Need Assistance to
in Their Residences.
- Pharmacy Discount Programs / Pharmacy Assistance for the Elderly
- Health Care & Medical Insurance Reform
- Outrageous Health Care Insurance Premiums, Medical Malpractice
Health Care Costs, and Expensive Medical Litigation Are Long Term
- A Significant Reduction in Diagnostic & Treatment Errors
Medical Industry Should Help with These Problems.
- Health Care Employs a Number of Residents of NE Ohio.
at all Levels Ranging from the Orderly, Technicians, & Business
through the Nurses & MDs Should Reduce Errors, Litigation, &
- The Infrastructure in NE Ohio Continues to Require Repairs &
Expenditures to Replace Aging Bridges, Roads, & Buildings.
Acts of Terrorism Would Only Worsen the Problems.
- Environmental Problems Remain in NE Ohio, but Pollution Decreased
Since the late 1970s. Floating Debris in Local Rivers &
Lake Erie As Well As a Number of Issues Remain Problems.
- Jointly Government & Industry Need to Resolve the Remaining
and to Improve the Quality of the Environment. But First
the Dollar Impact on Electricity, Natural Gas, & Other
/ Services. Spend the Environmental Dollars on the Programs that
Most Improve the Quality of the Environment.
that Benefits Reach the Needy (the People on the Street).
Which is more important?
- People Never Cease to Amaze Me. Political Parties Try to
Make Other Issues Such as Guns More Important Than the Basic Issues
That Brought This Country Into Existence.
- Support for the Needy & Helpless.
- Homeless Shelters & Jobs For Those Having Difficult Times
How To Get the Homeless Back To Shelter & to Work
A Discussion about Concealed Carry.
- Increased Use of Mediation
for Dispute Resolution,
- Smoking Restrictions in Workplace Areas,
- Disability Insurance Programs / Policies that Pay When Needed,
Treatment of Pets
(Mans Best Friends),
- Our Pets Need Our Help & Support. Stop By a Local Animal
Shelter for Company.
- Support for Local Parks, Recreation Centers, & Public
- De-Criminalizing Minor Traffic
Violations that Are Not
at the time they Occurred, such as speeding in open areas
Restoration of Electric Power & Phone Service
- Loose your electric
power in the last storm & Also your Phone?
- This committee supports measures that shorten the downtime
after power outages and phone outages to minimize or to prevent
- Basement flooding, food
spoilage, hours / days of lost work,
lost customers in a global economy, and many other problems can
and do result.
- If in doubt about the amount of damage that can be caused by slow
return of of electric power, then take a visit to the part of New
Orleans that is still partially submerged.
- Maintenance of infrastructure, such as levees, dikes, bridges,
retaining walls, and breakwall, is oftentimes much less expensive that
- Do you think that the residents of New Orleans will get new
residences compliments of the government?
- 'Bush suporters waning, poll says' (The Sunday
Plain Dealer, 10/9/05, pA28)
Carry Was Not Considered an Issue
as the Legislature is
Enacting a Law on this Issue.
- Views of Constituents Follow:
- Some of the Agiing Members of Our Community Like Firearms for
- People Owning & Servicing Vending Machines Like Firearms
- Envoys & Carriers of Important Industrial or Political
Documents Like Firearms
- Parents, Neighbors, & Friends Never Want Children in
Possession of Firearms.
- Churches, Schools, Government Offices, Some Businesses, ...
Not Want Firearms on the Premises
- In some parts of Major Cities the Police DoNot Response
- Should Concealed Carry Be Left an Option for Residents of
Parts of these Troubled Cities
- Some states, such as Idaho, passed Concealed Carry Legislation
in Response to Increases in Crime that were not being Controlled by
Primary Election Results
County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora
County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones
County Prosecutor Bill Mason
County Auditor Frank Russo
Moreland Hills Mayor Charles M. Degross
Bedford Clerk of Courts Tom Day
Asian Indian Americans for Better
Teamsters Ohio Drive
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A long term resident of Westlake, N. Olmsted, and Lakewood, Bob, is
a Precinct Committee Member for the Democratic Party in Westlake
6C. He is active in Westlake city council meetings when not
for the upcoming election.
Bob worked in manufacturing (steel, chemicals, …) and service
and held a variety of management, engineering, and IT positions with
500, consulting, and smaller companies. He was an entrepreneur and a
Training in business administration and engineering as well as
training in political science and the allied health professions
a broad perspective on many issues. Most of this training
from local schools and universities (CSU). Bob is a
engineer in the State of Ohio and is active in professional
as well as group and individual sports.
in Ohio Senate District 24 - The Emerald Necklace District
Chagrin Falls Township
Chagrin Falls Village
Hunting Valley Village
Valley View Village
Walton Hills Village
Paid for by The Committee
Elect Robert Matius
as State Senator - District 24
Robert Matius, Treasurer, 31020
Westlake, OH 44145