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Ohio - Libertarian Party Candidates 2012

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Jim Berns

U.S House 1, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 513-708-0815
Email: jaberns@hotmail.com

Richard Ehrbar

U.S House 3, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 419-806-6120
Web: http://ehrbar2012.com/
Email: ehrbarforcongress@gmail.com
About the Candidate: 

Richard is a Strategic Communication major at The Ohio State University, currently holding a 3.5 grade point average. Before Ohio State, Richard attended Bowling Green State University as a Telecommunications major from 2006 - 2009, where he earned a reputation as an outspoken and dynamic student activist, as well as popular radio host for two of the University's radio stations - 88.1 WBGU-FM and WFAL Falcon Radio. Richard also served as the 2008-2009 President of WFAL Falcon Radio. Before attending college in 2006, Richard worked in manufacturing and food industry jobs in order to save enough money to begin higher education. He is a true blue-collar overachiever who prides himself on passionately spreading the message of freedom as a Libertarian. He has also been a major advocate for marriage equality as his campaign has helped the Ohio Freedom to Marry movement gather over 5,000 signatures towards a potential 2013 ballot initiative seeking to remove barriers to full marriage freedom for LGBT couples in Ohio.

Chris Kalla

U.S House 4, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Web: http://electchriskalla.wordpress.com/
Email: supermrchris@aim.com

Eric Eberly

U.S House 5, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 419-308-4927
Web: http://www.eberlyforcongress.com/
Email: ericeberly@hotmail.com
About the Candidate: 

Eric Eberly’s parents are both veterans of the United States Army. Eric knows first-hand the sacrifices our veterans have made for our Liberty. He earned a degree in Small Business Management, graduating Summa Cum Laude and is also a licensed Real Estate agent. Eric is a resident of Bowling Green in Wood County, a supporter of the Toledo Food Bank, Cherry Street Mission and Habitat for Humanity and is engaged to marry Suzanna Tyrrell, a local entrepreneur.

Sean Stipe

U.S House 9, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 440-984-1878
Web: http://seanstipe.com/
Email: Sean@SeanStipe.com
About the Candidate: 

Sean writes, “I will vote based on the Constitution, not special interests. Just like the millions of servicemen and women who have defended this country, Congress must defend our God given rights. Taking the fruits of your labor is immoral as it is theft. A government has no more of a right to your money than a common thief. The occupation of 130 countries with 900 military bases creates enemies. Damage to our security is also from the financial costs of maintaining an empire.”

David Harlow

U.S House 10, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Web: http://www.harlowforcongress.com/
Email: Dave@HarlowforCongress.com

David Macko

US House 14, Ohio

Election Date: July 18, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 440-248-8620
Web: http://www.mackoforliberty.com/
Email: dmacko@roadrunner.com
About the Candidate: 

David Macko graduated from John Adams High School in Cleveland Ohio in 1960 and earned a BA degree in History from Adelbert College of what is now Case Western Reserve University in 1964. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 and was honorably discharged. He sold insurance and was an adjustor at several financial institutions before employment at what became Key Bank for 28 years before he retired in 2001. He has been a member of the Libertarian Party since 1980 and a Life Member since 1988. He has held several positions in the Libertarian Party of Ohio and is currently a member of the State Central Committee and Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County. He has attended every Libertarian National Convention from 1987 to 2010 and most state conventions since the early 1980s. He is a Life Member of the John Birch Society, the Gun Owners of America, the Second Amendment Foundation, Jews For The Preservation of Firearms, the American Legion, the American Free Press Readership Council, Oath Keepers, National Rifle Association, Veterans For Peace, Campaign For Liberty, the National Taxpayers Union and various Tea Party and 9-12 groups in northeast Ohio. He is also a life member of Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Broadview Heights.

Paul Hinds

State Senate, 12th District, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 419-230-7648
Web: http://www.hindsforohio.com/
Email: paul@hindsforohio.com
About the Candidate: 

Paul is a successful small business entrepreneur. He joined the Allen County Chamber of Commerce and opened Holliday Supply Etc. -- a retail party store immediately after graduation from Perry High School. A few years later he sold the company to become a full time brand ambassador across the state of Ohio for high-end technology products manufactured by Hewett Packard, Panasonic, Sony and others.

Nathan Eberly

State Representative, 3rd District, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 419-464-1519
Web: http://nathaneberly.org/
Email: Nathan.Eberly@lpo.org
About the Candidate: 

Nathan will bring over 11 years of Finance and Accounting experience to the Ohio State House. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management with a concentration in Finance.

Robert Ryan

State Representative, 28th District, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 513-207-3964
Web: http://www.robryan.org/
Email: rob@robryan.org
About the Candidate: 

Robert R. Ryan, is an engineer in satellite and aerospace propulsion systems. Mr. Ryan became involved in human rights and drug reform efforts as result of events in his mother's battle with cancer and his son’s drug arrest. He has been very active in community service and has held significant leadership positions in Cub Scouts, PTA, Knights of Columbus, Weed n Seed and other organizations. Mr. Ryan previously ran for Mayor of Salisbury Maryland and was later elected to the Republican Central Committee. As a member and treasurer of the Republican Central Committee, he authored and co-sponsored resolutions on voting rights and medical marijuana which resulted in the Daryl Puttman medical marijuana bill signed into law by Governor Bob Ehrlich.. Mr. Ryan moved back to Ohio, where he worked on several local issues including the defeat of the Hamilton County Jail tax. He has also testified on several issues at state legislative and local government hearings. Mr. Ryan believes that the Republican & Democratic Party dominance of state and federal government is the root cause of our dysfunctional government.

John Deagan

State Representative, 48th District, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 330-704-6631
Email: pbcacoach@gmail.com

Robert Coogan

State Representative, 52nd District, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 513-746-9849
Web: http://www.bobcoogan2012.org/
Email: Bob@BobCoogan2012.org
About the Candidate: 

Robert Coogan holds an MBA from Xavier University in Finance. He has over 32 years of Accounting, Auditing and IT experience at Cincinnati Bell and currently works at Cincinnati HealthBridge. He is a CPA and Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors.

Robert Sherwin

State Representative, 57th District, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 440-236-8949
Web: http://www.bobsherwin.org/
Email: sherwinforohio57@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

Robert Sherwin was born in Berea, Ohio in 1957. In 2005 he graduated with honors from Lorain County Community College. He has been employed for 11 years as an Engineering Mechanic at the Bioplastics Company. Robert has been a political activist for most of his adult life spreading the libertarian message of lower taxes, limited government, personal choice and responsibility, pro-small business, 2nd amendment rights, school choice, and lifestyle respect. He has been actively involved in the Lorain County Libertarian Party for 3 years and serves on both the Executive and Central committees.

Don Kissick

Allen County Commissioner, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 419-302-7269
Web: http://www.donkissick.com/
Email: don@aclpo.org

Daryl Olthaus

Butler County Commissioner, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 513-593-6358
Web: http://www.facebook.com/OlthausForButlerCountyCommissioner/
Email: dolthaus@msn.com
About the Candidate: 

Daryl is a life-long resident of Butler County. He spent four years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and was honorably discharged in 1982. Daryl graduated from Miami University with an associate's degree in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in political science. He serves in several elected Libertarian positions including, Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO) Central committee and the LPO Executive Committees.

Bob Frey

Hamilton County Commissioner, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 513-393-9383
Email: refrey@gmail.com

James Snedden, Jr.

Licking County Commissioner, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Email: j4snedd@yahoo.com

Roger Staton

Warren County Common Pleas, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 513-934-0522
Email: rogerdalestaton@yahoo.com

Brad Waltz

Wood County Commissioner, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Email: mauserman1@frontier.com

Abe Alassaf

Athen County Treasurer, Ohio

Election Date: March 26, 2012

Location

OH

Phone: 740-590-5352
Email: ia289007@ohio.edu