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Jeffrey J. Blevins

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Jeffrey J. Blevins
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 16
Place of birthBarberton, OH
ProfessionRestaurant Manager
Campaign website
Jeffrey J. Blevins was a 2012 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 16th Congressional District of Ohio.


Blevins has worked in a variety of professions: including research reporter, pet store manager, hotel night auditor, and representative of a currency trading firm. He is currently employed as a restaurant manager.


Campaign themes


Blevins' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Federal Spending
Excerpt: "We must reign in the out of control spending taking place in our nation’s capital and force the federal government to live within our fiscal means."
  • National Security
Excerpt: "We need to realize that our national security is not threatened most by extremists or zealots, but instead by our fiscal practices."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Our founding fathers worked hard to create a government of checks and balances, and the Second Amendment is the peoples’ part in this intricate system."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "There are numerous, constitutional ways to curb the cost of medical care in our nation. However, implementing an unconstitutional piece of legislation will not only fail to achieve the objective of affordable heathcare for all Americans, it will further erode our civil liberties that are duly recognized in the Constitution of the United States."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "We should not spend taxpayer monies on the subsidizing of alternative energy sources; the free market should dictate the need and price of such fuel sources."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Illegal immigration is just that, illegal, and should rightly be a punishable offense. As it is now, illegals are rewarded with social service benefits that further weaken the United States economy."
  • Free Trade
Excerpt: "Free trade is an extension of personal property rights; an individual has the right to trade any of their personal property to others in a mutually agreed upon exchange. However, global governments have politicized trade and tied it to humanitarian and monetary policies."
  • Economy & Jobs
Excerpt: "The driving force behind sustainable jobs is a strong economy, not the government. A government has the ability to hamper an economy and thus stifle employment opportunities, and our government generally does just that."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "The United States Tax code is designed to do two things: generate revenue for the federal government, and give the federal government more control over our daily lives. Both of these are an overreach by the federal government of the United States."
  • Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Excerpt: "The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States recognize everyone’s right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. These rights are inalienable and endowed upon us by our Creator, not our government."



See also: Ohio's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

Blevins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 16th District. He ran unopposed in the March 6, 2012 Libertarian primary and later withdrew in August.[2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[3] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[3]


Blevins and his wife, Teresa, have three children.

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