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  • Get properties moving

    DISPATCH June 24, 2013

    A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, local officials and experts has an idea that could help get more blighted properties more quickly into the hands of people who will improve them: Allow them to sell at sheriff’s auction for whatever the market will bear, no matter how low the price.

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  • Welcome to the Radical Middle
    USA Today 12/27/2012

    Who wants to be in "the middle"? Not many. Or so you might think after a quick tour through cable news, talk radio and the Internet, or after a look at one of those red-state, blue-state maps...

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  • Curtin Looks To Put Statehouse Experience To Work For Constituents

    Gongwer News Service 3/26/13

    Representative Michael Curtin (D-Columbus) is a freshman legislator this year, but he already has more Statehouse experience than many veteran lawmakers...

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  • JobsOhio Must be Open

    Every Ohio newspaper that has editorialized on the fight between Gov. John Kasich and State Auditor Dave Yost over whether JobsOhio’s books should be open to public scrutiny has concluded: Yost is correct. The books must be open. This is the correct conclusion, because the state-owned liquor profits that sustain JobsOhio are public funds. The fact that JobsOhio was created…

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Our community is stronger by the presence of top-quality nonprofit organizations that each day help people lead better lives.

Our neighborhoods are fortunate to have some of the nation's highest-rated nonprofits promoting healthier lifestyles, youth development and life-long learning.

Please support them. See information above about the non-profits in the 17th district. Learn more about their missions, programs and how you can help through your contributions and volunteerism.

Thank You.

mike acceptance speechThank you to my family, friends and all the new supporters I met on the campaign trail in my bid for state representative for Ohio's new 17th District. I am thankful for and humbled by the overwhelming vote of confidence across the District.

I do not view the job of state representative as a stepping stone to another political office. I view it as a public trust, and an opportunity to serve a community that has been very good to me and my family. I begin that public trust today as I roll up my sleeves to begin work in partnership with a diverse array of citizens across the community, business, labor, government and nonprofit sectors to help those who need help the most. Thank you.