Tom Brinkman, Jr., of Mt. Lookout officially declared his candidacy for state representative in the new 27th House district on December 7, citing displeasure with the leadership of the current Republican incumbent as being among several reasons he is seeking a seat in the newly created house district. Brinkman previously served as a state representative from 2001-08, when term-limits prevented him from running again.
In addition to the criticism of his opponent’s lack of leadership within the communities he represents, Mr. Brinkman is also unhappy with two legislative actions supported by his opponent.
Brinkman said “Our current state representative is more concerned about keeping the lobbyists happy than he is about serving his constituents and the citizens of Hamilton County. First, he got the city of Cincinnati off the hook from paying property taxes on the Convention Center, putting an added financial burden on the public schools. Second, he was the primary sponsor of legislation that will likely produce higher natural gas prices for Ohioans.“
The issue of possible natural gas rate hikes was confirmed by the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Council (OCC) last May when they publicly declared their concerns that the legislation would “result in larger rate increases to customers.”
Brinkman, known to many of as the “Tax Killer” for his 100 percent voting record against tax-increases, is also well-known for his efforts to reduce the size of government and for making Ohio a more business-friendly state in order to create more jobs. He also has a 100 percent pro-life voting record.
For more information about Tom Brinkman, please visit www.gobrinkman.com.