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Norwalk businessman and Republican Dick Stein is joining the 2016 race for the 57th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives.
“As the son of a dairy farmer, I have especially good insight into the rural needs of both Huron and Lorain counties,” Stein said.
“My many years as a small businessman have also given me an excellent understanding of how government can affect business, both positively and negatively,” he added.
As a state representative, Stein said three top goals would be:
- To reduce state taxes by broadening the tax base to lower rates for all Ohioans, including revising the CAUV tax to be more fair to Ohio agricultural taxpayers.
- To work with the private sector to lower energy costs for working families and businesses.
- To support local government and school-boards control of curricula instead of control by federal and state bureaucrats, including elimination of the Common Core program.
- Healthcare Transparency – Ohio currently ranks near the bottom in legislation to provide healthcare transparency. Many people are surprised to learn that in healthcare, there is no correlation between cost and quality. Prices for medical services can vary greatly -even for the same procedure, in the same area, within the same network. Quality and outcomes can vary just as greatly, with no relationship to price. The only way to know whether you’re getting good care at a reasonable price is to see the pricing and outcome data.
Stein has owned and operated Stein Photography for the past 40 years. He said his is among the top 5 percent of professional photography studios in the U.S.The Norwalk native is no newcomer to the political scene. He has served Huron County Republican Party Central Committee for the last several years and he was one of the leaders of If You Believe, an area voter education group.
Most recently, Stein was appointed to fill the seat of the late David Kniffin on the Huron County Board of Elections. Because he is now running for office, he will step down from that post.Stein has earned professional master’s and craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. He is a graduate of Norwalk St. Paul High School. Stein and his wife, Patty, are the parents of two adult sons, who are married. The Steins also have 5 grandchildren.
Contact us at:
Dick Stein, 2854 State Route 61, Norwalk, OH 44857 – Email: Dick@SLRimaging.com Phone: 419-668-7417