John Becker

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John Becker
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Ohio House of Representatives District 65
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Ohio Central Committeeman
2004 - 2012
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorthern Kentucky University
Master'sXavier University
Personal
Place of birthKentucky
ProfessionConsultant
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Becker is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Ways and Means
Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Becker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Life

  • Excerpt: "Encourage unwed mothers to place 'unplanned' infants up for adoption. That would discourage abortion, reduce the number of single parent homes, and be a blessing to many parents seeking to adopt."

Guns

  • Excerpt: "I've been a Life Member of the NRA since the early 1990s and a concealed carry permit holder since 2005. In previous elections, I've been endorsed by Buckeye Firearms ("A" rating), Ohio Gun PAC, and Ohioans for Concealed Carry."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Reduce Ohio's nine tax brackets to a single bracket flat tax."

Government

  • Excerpt: "Any federal benefits would be in violation of the 10th Amendment. Government sponsored redistribution of wealth is akin to sticking a gun to the head of a taxpayer, taking his money, and then handing it over to somebody else."

Term limits

In October 2013, Becker introduced legislation to increase the term limit on members of the Ohio State Legislature to 12 years.[2] All elected and appointed officials in the state would also have a 12-year limit on their terms in office. For six statewide offices, the term limit would remain at 8 years but also include the Ohio speaker of the House and president of the state senate. The amendment would also apply to boards and commissions in each of the state’s jurisdictions. Becker stated in a press release announcing his resolution, "Term limits are generally popular with the people, but not so popular with elected officials, and I believe there are good arguments on both sides of the debate."[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Charlie Carlier was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John Becker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Becker and Carlier will face off in the general election.[3]

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Becker won the 2012 election for the District 65 seat in the Ohio House. Becker defeated Michael Brem in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated former county Grand Jury Foreman Steve Myers (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Becker 68.7% 38,985
     Democratic Steve Myers 31.3% 17,763
Total Votes 56,748
Ohio House of Representatives, District 64 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Becker 69.5% 10,659
Michael Brem 30.5% 4,667
Total Votes 15,326

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Becker is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Becker raised a total of $58,711 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[6]

John Becker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 65 Won $58,711
Grand Total Raised $58,711

2012

Becker won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $58,711.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Becker's campaign in 2012
Becker, John$13,700
Ohio Republican Party$7,816
Ohio Association of Realtors$1,500
Ohio State Farm Agents$1,000
Lykins, D. Jeff$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$58,711
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Becker and his wife have one child. They currently reside in Union Township, Ohio.[7]

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