In response to a letter to the editor titled "Tax Cuts" by Mary Ann Chimera published in the Sandusky Register, I feel I need to correct some statements. I was fortunate to talk to Ms. Chimera, the author of that letter, the other day. She is a good person, who unfortunately was told an untruth.
Ms. Chimera said she received information at a Democratic political gathering that said I planned to raise taxes. This could not be any further from the truth. I have no intention of raising taxes. In fact, I'm one of a few local elected officials and candidates who signed a pledge not to raise taxes.
Ohio will not survive new taxes, even if it's an additional gas tax. Ohio is the fifth-highest-taxed state in the Union which leaves 45 other states more desirable to operate a business when companies consider relocation.
Now is the time to make Ohio the envy of the rest of the country. We cannot wait for other states to take jobs that are so desperately needed here in the North Coast. With a very weak U.S. dollar, foreign countries want to purchase our products and companies are looking to bring their business back to America.
Now is the time to make Ohio a destination point for businesses. Let me express this one more time, Ohio cannot handle any more taxes. Those who are not actively researching ways to lower Ohio taxes will be those who bring doom to the economy of this great state.
If there are any questions that the constituents of the 80th district have for me, I encourage you to contact me.
Candidate for state representative