Monday, December 1, 2014

Stow Republican Club

Christmas Party

The holidays came out of nowhere and with feelings of Thanksgiving still warm in our thoughts, Christmas festivities are in full gear!  The Stow Republican Club will be gathering for breakfast THIS Saturday, December 6 for our annual Christmas party.  We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at On Tap Restaurant in Stow.  Cost for the breakfast menu (eggs, sausage/bacon, potatoes, toast and beverages) is $10.  Please email at for reservations.  

Share the spirit of giving by bringing an unwrapped gift or two for for the Toys for Totscampaign.  Please join us to kick off your holiday season.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Save the Date!

Monday, September 29, 2014
Summit County Republican
Finance Dinner

with Guest Speaker
Governor Chris Christie

If you are interested in attending the Republican Finance Dinner on September 29, please contact John Wysmierski at


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stow Republican Club Picnic

The Stow Republican Club Picnic is just a week away on Wednesday, August 6th.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear State Auditor Dave Yost and meet many of your local candidates.  The event will run from 6:00-8:30 p.m at the Heritage Barn in Silver Springs Park. 

Enjoy all your summer favorites - hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, pasta salad, desserts and beverages.

Cost for the picnic is $10/person.  Please contact us at for reservations.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Stow Republican Club Picnic

It's just around the corner - the Stow Republican Club's 3rd Annual Summer Picnic on Wednesday, August 6th.  We will gather at the Heritage Barn in Silver Springs Park, 5238 Young Rd.  Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost will be our featured speaker (his bio is attached), and many local candidates will be introduced.  The picnic will run from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Enjoy all your summer favorites - hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, pasta salad, desserts and beverages.

Cost for this special event is $10/person.  Please contact us at for reservations.  See you there!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Stow Republican Club Picnic

The third annual Stow Republican Club Picnic is coming soon and you won't want to miss it!  We are honored to have State Auditor Dave Yost as our guest speaker.  You will also have the opportunity to meet many of our local candidates.  Join us...

Wednesday, August 6th

at the
Heritage Barn at Silver Springs
(entrance off Young Rd.)
 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 We will have all your picnic favorites, and the cost is $10/person for dinner.  Please email with your reservation.  

See you there!     

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stow Republican Club

4th of July Parade

The Club will again be participating in the 4th of July Parade. If you can spare a few hours before your holiday picnic, please join us in the Stow Kent parking lot (north side off Fishcreek). We need volunteers to walk and hand out candy. You could also ride the float and fill up the treat buckets. Meet us between 8:00-830 a.m. You can park in the Stow-Kent lot before Fishcreek is closed to traffic at 9:00. Our float will be pulled by a tractor.

Please email if you are available or if you need more info.

Thursday, May 1, 2014



The Club will be welcoming Nancy Capps and Debbie Stewart to our meeting on May 29.  They have both been instrumental in researching and learning about the controversial Common Core philosophy currently being practiced in Ohio.  Since 2012, their mission has been to share that education with groups across Ohio.  Common Core has been widely discussed among Club members and this session is an important opportunity enhance your understanding.

Join us on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30 p.m.  We will be meeting at the On Tap Restaurant in Stow.  Please email for reservations.  Enjoy pizza, wings, salad and beverages throughout the evening.  Cost for the buffet is $10.


The Board of Elections has notified us that they are short of poll workers for next Tuesday, May 6.  If you would be available to help, please contact them at 330-643-5200.  There is a final training session on Monday that you can attend to be ready for working the polls on Tuesday.


From The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law...

Proposed Constitutional Amendment would further increase already-historically-high state spending result in tax increases...

Columbus, OH - The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law took action to educate on and warn Ohio taxpayers of State Issue 1, which will appear on the May 6 primary ballot.

State Issue 1 proposes to amend the Ohio Constitution "to fund public infrastructure capital improvements by permitting the issuance of general obligation bonds."  Essentially, the state seeks to borrow and spend money it does not currently have to address roads, bridges, wastewater treatment systems, water supply systems, and other infrastructure spending.  State legislators voted, at the end of 2013, to place State issue on the May ballot.

There has been very little public debate on the issue leading up to the election, and many citizens are largely unaware of the details of the proposed amendment.  Accordingly in its "Policy Briefing on State Issue 1, the 1851 Center explained the following:

The proposed constitutional amendment explicitly authorizes its new spending to be paid for through taxation, and if enacted, would almost necessarily      result in a tax increase.

The proposed amendment would mandate an additional $1.875 Billion in spending at a time when Ohio has just implemented a state budget that is the largest in its history, and growing significantly larger each year.  (In 2013, Ohio's state government spent a record 27.4 Billion.  In 2014, state spending is set to rise by an astounding 10.3 percent, to $30.2 Billion).

The proposed amendment would undermine Ohio's constitutional balanced budget requirement and debt ceiling by unbalancing the Budget and exceeding the current debt limits; and by circumventing the budget process, the passage of State Issue 1 would likely create perverse political incentives that could further escalate spending in the future.

Passage of Issue 1 will not "create jobs" because there is no evidence that government spending projects like this create jobs, rather than simply rearranging their location in the economy: while government spends more, Ohioans will have less disposal income, and will spend less to facilitate job creation.

"Given recent spending increases at the state level, passage of State Issue 1 is likely if not certain to increase taxes, undermine Ohio's balanced budget requirement, further expand already historically large state spending and indebtedness, create perverse political incentives and cronyism, legitimize the notion of state spending as a viable means of job creation, further clutter an already bloated-beyond-recognition section of the Ohio Constitution, and redistribute wealth from poor and middle-class Ohioans to wealthy out-of-state investors," said Maurice Thompson, Executive Director of the 1851 Center. 

"Those considerations are sufficient to cause us to consider Issue1 a poor reason to amend the Ohio Constitution - - Ohioans foundational compact with government."

Ohioans appear particularly unaware that the proposed amendment specifically obligates the use of taxes to pay for the spending must either be cut elsewhere, or taxes on the public will necessarily increase over time to pay for the spending.

The proposed Section 2s(D) explicitly contemplates that that the additional $2 Billion in spending will be paid for through "the full faith and credit, revenue, and "the levy, collection, and application of sufficient excises, taxes, and revenues to the extent needed for that purpose."

A state debt study released in early 2014 by State Budget Solutions - - a national think tank - - concluded that even without the passage of Issue 1, Ohio already maintains the nation's 4th-highest state debt per capita, second highest debt as a percentage of gross state product, and second highest debt as a percentage of spending.