2011 Ohio Elections
Local candidates and issues information
In addition to the statewide ballot issues that faced voters in the fall of 2011, many local jurisdictions had important issues for Ohio voters to decide. These included local bond issues, taxes, or levies. Local officials, including mayoral candidates, members of your boards of education, municipal officials and local judicial candidates were also up for election in 2011.
General Election Local Candidates and Issues
November 8, 2011 Results
Summit County Candidates and Issues
Stark County Candidates and Issues
Cuyahoga County Candidates and Issues
Geauga County Candidates and Issues
Hamilton County Candidates and Issues
Warren County Candidates and Issues
Delaware County Candidates and Issues
Franklin County Candidates and Issues
Montgomery County Candidates and Issues
Mahoning County Candidates and Issues
Trumbull County Candidates and Issues
Information on local candidates and issues provided by each county board of elections
The Prosperity Project exists to encourage greater participation in the political process from businesses and their employees. Our goal is to promote a pro-growth, pro-jobs issues environment in the State of Ohio. The public officials we elect have an impact on our economy, our competitiveness and our future. The Prosperity Project seeks to provide greater education and awareness about candidates and their positions on the issues that are important to our member companies, their employees and their families.
Unemployment compensation is a critical program to employers and employees in Ohio. In its current state, businesses and employers are paying roughly twice as much as they would need to due to Federal Debt. Paying off the current debt would be a significant boon to employers. Fixing the problem now as opposed to kicking the can down the road can provide relief to both employers and employees.
Public policy should balance the need for governmental oversight and regulation with economic considerations so that Ohio employers, workers and their families are not forced to bear the burden of a noncompetitive, overly restrictive business environment.
Consistent increases in spending by state government have placed a massive burden on Ohio taxpayers. State officials must rein in Medicaid costs, reasonably limit the growth of state tax receipts and spending and find ways to cut the costs of government services and rebuild the state's reserve fund.
Access to reliable and competitively priced energy resources is essential for Ohio employers to remain competitive - an imperative that makes steadily rising energy costs and increased warnings of future supply shortages priority concerns.
Rising costs of healthcare are impairing Ohio's economic development and competitiveness. Individuals, businesses, government and providers must work together to find ways to stem the rising cost of employer-provided health care coverage for Ohio workers and their families, while seeking better coverage for those in need.
Education and workforce policies should focus on improving student achievement, increasing higher education attainment and providing efficient and effective employer-driven workforce training. Improving results in the area of education is the key to our future competitiveness.
Ohio and America need a tax structure that won't hamper the competitiveness of businesses, or workers will suffer. Our tax structure needs to be efficient and not hinder enterprises from investing capital that will sustain productivity and create job growth.
Ohio has made great strides in enacting changes to limit costly and frivolous lawsuits and to curb activism by liberal members of the states highest court. Lawmakers must continue to restore common sense to the legal system by advancing increased protections against runaway jury awards and twisted interpretations of statutes by the courts that cost consumers and businesses.
Ohio needs environmental policies that balance legitimate environmental and public health concerns, anti-competitive regulatory burdens for employers, and increased costs for consumers. The goal should be to create reasonable environmental regulations that are commensurate with risk and do not undermine efforts to attract and retain business investment and jobs.
Ensuring Ohios economic future requires a clear focus on stimulating high-wage economic growth across all regions of the state. To achieve that objective, Ohio must have statewide and regional economic development strategies.
The states workers compensation system should exist to protect legitimately injured workers without placing burdens on employers that will ultimately lead to fewer jobs in the state. Waste, fraud, abuse and manipulation of the system must be identified and eliminated.
Please take a moment to contact your elected officials and let them know your opinion on issues important to Ohio.
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