Robert Matius for State Senate
Ohio Senate District 24                                   
Endorsed Democratic Party Candidate                                                                    

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Elections are Supposed to be Competitive ...But many Ohio Elections Offer Limited Competition -- or  None at All

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Strong Local Economy
Scope for Job Creation & Economic Recovery
Education
Benefits &  Jobs for the Long Term Unemployed
Benefits / Income for the Elderly
Health Care Reform
Terrorism
Environmental
More Issues
    Benefits for the Needy
    Caring for Pets
    Concealed Carry (Post Election Thoughts)
   
Endorsements
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Radio Broadcast

Thanks for Listening to our Internet Radio Broadcast of   May 23,  2005 at 9 to 10PM EST
and a special thanks to
Suzanne LeBoeuf

Future Radio Broadcasts are Planned

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Mailing Address:     The Committee to Elect Robert Matius
                                            31020 Lincoln Rd.
                                          
                                            Westlake, OH  44145

Contribution Limits  are $10,000. for Individuals and PACs

Financial Expenditures

Financial Expenditures were quite low for this campaign committee but not  for the opposition.  The cumulative
spending for this campaign including the  primary election to just before the general election was about $10,800. After
the general election total spending was about $19,700.  No in-kind contributions were received by this campaign.
Now the opposition has over $675,000. of in-kind contributions from the State Republican party.  After adding
about $50,000. for the oppositions campaign expenditures, we see that over $725,000. 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.


Financial Report Summary for the General Election









Contributions
In-Kind
Expenditures
Outstanding Outstanding Total
Report

 Contributions 
Loans Debt Spending







Pre-General $4,154 $0 $4,982 $2,600 $8,191 $10,791







Post-General $1,650 $0 $2,579 $3,600 $16,137 $19,700.a







Opposition






Post-General

About
$675,000b

About $50,000


Over
$725,000c

a)  Over 50% of the total spending was in fundraising.
b)  $605,000 was for TV advertising                       
                                                                                     c)  Did these funds result from companies directing  investment
                                                                                          of the  workers compensation funds?



Elections 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. 

High Gasoline Prices

Sympathy to the Victimes of Hurrican Katrina & Of Recent Natural Catastrophes
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General Election Results (Legalized Corruption!)
           The general election results are better than previous years, but disappointing to this committee.  A letter to
            the editor, whistle blower, sums up many of the reactions of this committee to the election process and to
            the 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
            and deceptive ads on a number of stations to take votes.   A state senate seat bought by dollars and
            deception.


Note of Concern
            
During my travels throughout district 24 and Cuyahoga county, I was approached by several residents with
                regards to the Patriot Act.  One persons comments  follow:

                      "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.

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Issues:
Reactions to current problems or issues both locally and nationally are noted below.  Please relay any of your views or feelings on local and other issues to statesenator2004@yahoo.com or (440) 892-3862.
Strong Local Economy & High Paying Jobs No Restitution After an Election

Education

Benefits &  Jobs for the Long Term Unemployed


Benefits / Income for the Elderly - Social Security

Health Care Reform Top
 

Other Issues
Terrorism


Environmental

More Issues
Humane Treatment of Pets (Mans Best Friends),
Prompt Restoration of Electric Power & Phone Service
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Concealed Carry Was Not Considered an Issue as the Legislature is Enacting a Law on this Issue. 

Primary Election Results

 
Candidate
Party
Votes (Preliminary)
Matius
D
29,226
Spada
R
15,924
Sopka
R
5,463



Endorsements
         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 Government
       AFSCME United
       Teamsters Ohio Drive
       Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
       Young Democrats
       Stonewall Democrats

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Biographical Sketch:
A long term resident of Westlake, N. Olmsted, and Lakewood, Bob, is a Precinct Committee Member for the Democratic Party in Westlake Precinct 6C.  He is active in Westlake city council meetings when not campaigning for the upcoming election.

Bob worked in manufacturing (steel, chemicals, …) and service industries and held a variety of management, engineering, and IT positions with Fortune 500, consulting, and smaller companies. He was an entrepreneur and a consultant.   Training in business administration and engineering  as well as additional training in political science and the allied health professions provides a broad perspective on many issues.   Most of this training is from local schools and universities (CSU).  Bob  is a professional engineer in the State of Ohio and is active in  professional societies as well as group and individual sports.

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Cities in Ohio Senate District 24 - The Emerald Necklace District

 
Bay Village
Bentleyville Village
Berea
Brecksville
Broadview Heights
Chagrin Falls Township
Chagrin Falls Village
Fairview Park
Glenwillow Village
Hunting Valley Village
Independence
Lyndhurst
Mayfield Heights
Moreland Hills
North Olmsted
North Royalton
Oakwood Village
Olmsted Falls
Olmsted Township
Pepper Pike
Rocky River
Seven Hills
Solon 
Strongsville
Valley View Village
Walton Hills Village
Westlake

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Paid for by The Committee to Elect Robert Matius
as State Senator - District 24
Robert Matius, Treasurer, 31020 Lincoln Rd.
Westlake, OH  44145