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The News-Herald

Election Questionnaire

Date questionnaire completed: _______________


4/24/2014
Office sought: _____________________________
Ohio House - District 76

Political party: _____________________________


Republican
Name: _____________________________________________________________________________
Sarah LaTourette
Age: __________
Date of birth: ___________________
Place of birth: _______________________
5/25/1983
Euclid, Ohio (raised in Madison)
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Home address: ______________________________________________________________________
7082 Oak Street Bainbridge Twp., Ohio 44022
Length of residence in that community: _______________
Twitter: ______________________
2 yrs (in July)
@LaTourette4Ohio
Facebook: ____________________
fb.com/LaTouretteforOhio Campaign Web site: ___________________________________
www.SarahLaTourette.com
Occupation: _________________________________________
Employer: _____________________
Nonprofit
Adoption Network Cleveland
Business address: ____________________________________
Cleveland, Ohio
Elected office experience: ______________________________________________________________
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Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.): ______________________________________________
I served on the Board and in leadership for a regional
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golden retriever rescue organization for several years.
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Education (Please only list schools youve graduated from and list degrees if applicable):
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Madison High School, 2001
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Miami University, 2006 BS Political Science and History
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Marital status: ______________________
Name of spouse: _________________________________
Marrie d
Scott Kayser
Name and age of any children: __________________________________________________________
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Organizations: _______________________________________________________________________
Portage County Republican Women's Club
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Geauga County Republican Women's Club
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Western Reserve Republican Women's Club - South Chagrin Chapter, Vice Chair, Membership
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Geauga Township Association
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Should you be elected, what are three specific areas youd like to change, address, improve or further research,
and how specifically would you go about it?:
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We've made great strides these past few years on jobs and the economy, but there is still much to do. I will fight
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everyday to ensure that the people of Ohio's 76th district have a partner in Columbus looking out for their interests.
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We need to continue to reform and streamline the tax code, cut burdensome regulation, and continue our aggressive
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push to attract and grow new jobs. I will work with the Governor and my fellow legislators to ensure that only
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common sense, pro-growth legislation passes the General Assembly.
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Vital to our efforts to grow Ohio's economy, we must focus on preparing our students for the modern workforce. We
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must increase our efforts for science, technology, engineering and math education so our students can compete and
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succeed in the modern economy. Additionally, we should continue our investment in and expansion of vocational
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education. Skilled trades are in high demand, especially in Northeast Ohio, resulting in higher than average earning
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potential. I feel strongly that we should retain control over education at the state and local level. We have strong
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school boards in our state, and should continue to empower them to meet their local needs.
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Finally, we must unify our party behind a positive agenda for moving our state forward if we want to continue our
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growth. We need to focus on our core principles - limited government, lower taxes, economic growth, freedom and
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liberty. We need to focus on the areas where we agree and can work together to offer a positive vision for Ohio. If we
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keep tearing each other apart, we are doing the Democrat's work for them and doing a grave disservice to our
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consituents and volunteers. We saw what four years of Democratic governance made in Ohio, and we must remain a
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strong, vibrant, positive party if we want to ensure there is no return to the days of stagnation, job loss and economic
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decline.
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Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
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I am humbly asking for the people of Ohio's 76th House district to elect me because I have the principles, temperment
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and experience to be an effective legislator and partner. My campaign has been focused on serving my fellow
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Northeast Ohioans, not ideological crusades or tearing down my opponents. I believe the constituents and elected
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officials throughout the district deserve a partner, advocate and voice in Columbus. We have a wonderful and
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decidated representative on the federal level, but our district has not had such representation at the state level for quite
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a few years now. I plan to be just that - a representative of the district, not an elected official too aloof to listen to the
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concerns of my constituents. Like many throughout the district, I am guided by the conservative principles that make
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our party great - limited government, lower taxation, the sanctity of life and the inviolable right to bear arms. Through
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my experience in the nonprofit world, I have come to appreciate the solemn responsibility that comes with spending
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other people's money. I also understand the real world implications of budget cuts, and the responsibility required
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when determining which programs are funded and which are not. Prior to my nonprofit work, I spent nearly six years
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working in political advocacy and communications. During that time, I gained an appreciation for the nuances of
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legislative and regulatory policies, the challenges of successfully passing legislation, and the critical need to work
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collaboratively and, occassionally, compromise.
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In short, I believe I am the most qualified candidate to effectively represent the people of Ohio's 76th House District.

NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Please be aware that this questionnaire will be published.