Hear From Congressional Candidates

inside of CongressTotally Engaged Americans greatly appreciated the three congressional candidates who were involved in our Candidate’s Forum last month. Lorain County has three congressional districts: OH-04 is held by Rep. Jim Jordan and it stretches from western to the central part of the county; OH-07 is held by Rep. Bob Gibbs and the district goes from the southern through the eastern portion; and OH-09 is held by Rep. Marcy Kaptur and extends through northern Lorain County nearest the lake.

In attendance were Neil Lynch of Amherst speaking on behalf of Rep. Jordan; non-party candidate for OH-07 ,Dan Phillips; and Republican candidate for OH-09, Don Larson.

OH-04, Jim Jordan – Jordan has Economics and Law degrees before working in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate. In 2006, Jordan won election to Congress. Jordan believes in limited government so that individual liberties can be maximized, lower taxes because individuals and families can spend money better than Washington, and traditional family values.

OH-07, Dan Phillip – Phillip lives in Ashland and is founder of the Transformation Network which deals with workforce development and education in the midwest. This company does service work for manufacturers and then puts the money back into social services for the community. This company is fundamentally self-sufficient as the government should not be the first line of defense to solve local problems.

OH-09, Don Larson – Larson has spoken to our group before on environmental and energy issues, and he first pointed out the the most important office-holders in a person’s life should be the mayor and school superintendent. But unfortunately, the federal government has been taxing and spending the money earned by the American people. He advocates for a federal government that deals with federal, national issues and leaves the rest to local officials.

Again, we thank these candidates for giving their time on a Saturday morning to speak to our group. And to the reader… if you have read this far and watched the videos then you are one of the more engaged citizens in Lorain County. Please share this information and your thoughts with other voters and help our county become a more civic-minded community

Wherever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” Thomas Jefferson, 1789

Because the truth is, the country doesn’t need voters who have to be cajoled, enticed, or persuaded to cast a ballot. We need voters who wish to participate in the process.” Mike Rowe, 2016


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