The following opinions are of this blogger alone, not any particular group.In the State of Ohio, several issues will play a significant role in the direction our state takes.
Issue 1 would move Ohio from redistricting every 10 years to possibly every 4 years with the addition of 2 members of the minority party to help determine "fairness."
This would make redistricting more "bipartisan" and put "less politics" in Ohio redistricting. My feeling about that is meh. That's what Democrats always say when they are not in control. I have reached the cynical conclusion that Republicans, partly from being the stupid party, always get screwed whether by their own desire to be "bipartisan" or by the Democrats who never ever ever try to make things more "bipartisan" when they have control so Issue 1 is already decided in MY mind.
You can run all the touchy feely ads you want on Issues 1 & 3 and I will still vote a big red NO.
From Ballotpedia re: Issue 2:
Voting yes would likely prevent Issue 3 from taking effect, and allow the Ohio Ballot Board to regulate future ballot measures dealing with monopolies.Issue 2 was added by lawmakers as balance in case Issue 3 passes.
Voting no would leave current laws unchanged. Board review would not be implemented.
From Ballotpedia on Issue 3 which will legalize marijuana:
Voting yes would legalize the limited sale and use of marijuana and create 10 facilities with exclusive commercial rights to grow marijuana.Ohio Rising says that this bill "Takes away the right of employers to decide if they will allow the use of marijuana of employees" which looks to me like it would make it very, very difficult for certain industries to function well, even health care and caregivers.
Voting no would leave current laws unchanged. Possession or use of marijuana for any reason would remain illegal.
So for me personally, it's a NO on 1, YES on 2 and NO on 3.
Perrysburg School Board has a 2 spots open: Val Hovland and Jarman Davis are my personal picks.
Three levies are on the local ballot: school renewal levy, the township's renewal levy and a refuse services levy. YES on all three.
Perrysburg City Council: Jonathan Smith, John Kevern, Becky Williams. Yes, I know there are 4 openings. That's who I'm supporting.
And, yes, my voting record does tend grumpily toward Republicans. They aren't doing much right nationally these days but at least they're not *yet anyway* socialists or closet commies.
Wood County Republicans are different; I feel they have integrity and care about personal liberty.