Barbara Sears

Northwest Ohio's for sale politicians? You be the judge.

Wood and Fulton County residents are fighting the proposed NEXUS Pipeline. Within the districts of State Rep Barbara Sears and U.S. Rep Robert Latta local governments have come out against the NEXUS Pipeline. Resolutions against include:
Fulton County
Wood County
Waterville Township
Swancreek Township
Providence Township
Middleton Township
Amboy Township
Fulton Township
The village of Swanton
The village of Metamora

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barbara sears must go

Barbara Sears epitomizes all that is wrong with politicians--all wrapped-up in one person--pretty impressive.

SHE DOESN'T LISTEN TO HER CONSTITUENTS-In November 2011, the anti-Obamacare Ohio Health Care Amendment won EVERY COUNTY and by a statewide margin of 21 percent. As a "representative," one might think that Sears should have surmised that Ohioans didn't want any part of government-run healthcare. Yet, she vigorously pursued one of the most important steps to implementing Obamacare to its fullest extent in Ohio--Medicaid expansion. She and Kasich couldn't get the legislature to vote in favor of this, so they went around the elected representatives and pushed it through via a 7-person Legislative Oversight Panel. In a few years, the federal money for this expansion will run out and Ohioans will be stuck paying for it. Thanks Barb. IF FOR NO OTHER REASON, THIS SHOULD BE ENOUGH FOR SEARS TO BE VOTED OUT--but wait--there's more!

BARBARA SEARS MUST GO!

In November 2011, the most publicized issue on the Ohio ballot was Issue 2, which would have limited collective bargaining for public employees. It lost by a margin of 24 percentage points.

On that same ballot was the anti-Obamacare Issue 3. It won by a margin of 32 percent. It won in EVERY county in Ohio.

Apparently, State Representative Barbara Sears is unaware of these statistics--or more likely--doesn't care that her constituents voted to keep Obamacare at bay.

Earlier this year, Sears was the only Republican committee member to vote against a bill that was designed to provide an additional line of defense against Obamacare.

Sears didn't stop there. She has supported and introduced her own bills to expand Medicaid in the state at the expense of generations of future Ohioans. What was she thinking?

Rep. Sears participated in Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day at the Statehouse

COLUMBUS— State Representative Barbara Sears (R- Maumee) today expressed her support for those suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) by participating in MS Awareness Day at the Statehouse.

During MS Awareness Day, select representatives were given the opportunity to take on a symptom of MS for the day. Rep. Sears was wheelchair-bound to better understand the hardships MS patients go through on a daily basis.

Rep. Sears to Hold District Office Hours

Columbus—State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Maumee) today announced that she will be holding district office hours on Friday, March 26th.

The office hours will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Maumee Branch Library, located at 501 River Road, Maumee, Ohio, 43537. No appointment is necessary for these office hours and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Rep. Sears Honors Local Athlete on the House Floor

COLUMBUS— State Representative Barbara Sears (R- Maumee) yesterday honored Meredith Wagner of Northview High School on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Wagner won the state competition for Division I Girls High School Cross Country, besting more than 5,000 other young women and finishing with a time of 18:03. She has signed a letter of intent to continue running for the Ohio State University.

Representative Sears stated, “It is always such an honor to have students from our district recognized and honored on the floor of the House.”

Rep. Sears named "Guardian of Small Business"

Waterville, OH—In recognition of her efforts to support Ohio’s small businesses, State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) yesterday was presented the “Guardian of Small Business Award” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Ohio’s most prominent small business advocacy organization.

“I’m pleased that the NFIB has honored me with this award today,” Sears said. “I have worked diligently to improve Ohio’s business environment and create jobs, and it is a privilege to be recognized for my efforts.”

Rep. Sears continues the fight for jobs and economic growth

Columbus—This is 2010, and Ohio's new job-rich economy is on the horizon! State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) recently announced her candidacy to return to the 46th Ohio House District seat in 2011.

“It would be my honor to continue to serve as your voice in Columbus,” Rep. Sears said. “This General Assembly has faced many challenges with job loss and budget deficits, but with good leadership in 2011, we can work together to turn this state around and fix our economy. That is what I have always strived to do, and I will continue keep my sights set on Ohio's future.”

Rep. Sears: Improve Medicaid, Save Tax Dollars

Offers testimony on cost-containment legislation to improve Medicaid system

Columbus—State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) today offered sponsor testimony on House Bill 240, legislation that would fix inefficiencies in Ohio’s Medicaid system.

Barbara Sears: Third Frontier Escalates Spending

Multi-billion dollar debt looms without plan to repay

COLUMBUS—State Representative Barbara Sears (R - Sylvania) today opposed legislation to place the renewal of the Third Frontier initiative on the May ballot, citing that increasing spending during the recession will put Ohio farther into debt.

State Representative Barbara Sears on House Bill 25

Cut Government Waste, Reduce the Debt - Barbara Sears

As a mother, I have always taught my sons the necessity of living within their means and avoiding accumulating debt. Especially with the onset of the economic recession, I have stressed the importance of trimming down excess expenditures during an unstable economy. But as the government continues to grow its power and become increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, it also continues to inefficiently consume our tax dollars. As Ohio’s families struggle to make ends meet, the last thing we need is for government growth and spending to spiral out of control.

Join State Rep. Sears Monday, Sept. 21, 2009

Dear Constituent,

Since the commencement of the 128th General Assembly, I have received countless phone calls, letters and emails from concerned citizens within our community regarding the deepening recession in Ohio. As more jobs are lost and businesses continue to move out of state, Ohioans are relying upon their elected voices more than ever to make difficult decisions during challenging times.

Barbara Sears: Government Should Follow Small Business Example

If there is one thing I’ve learned from raising a family and running a small business, it’s that spending more than you can afford will ruin you financially. And if Ohio’s government were a business we would certainly be bankrupt.

Representatives Sears and Maag Introduce Ohio Health Care Freedom Act

Representatives Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) and Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) today introduced legislation to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to make their own health care decisions. House Joint Resolution 3,
known as the Ohio Health Care Freedom Act, would propose an
amendment to Ohio’s Constitution to prohibit any Ohio law or rule from forcing
any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system.

Sears announces approval of funding for job creation

COLUMBUS - State Representative Barbara Sears (R- Sylvania) today
announced the release of $62,000 to Turbine Standard Ltd., located in
Springfield and Swanton townships. This project will help Turbine
Standard create 35 new full-time jobs and retain 17 existing full-time
jobs.

Specifically, the State Controlling Board approved a Rapid Outreach
Grant to cover the costs associated with acquisition of equipment and
machinery, including hydraulic mules, engine hoists, aircraft jacks,
aircraft tow bars and avionics test equipment.

Representative Sears Announces End of Budget Deadlock

COLUMBUS- State Representative Barbara Sears (R- Sylvania) today
announced the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 1. The
$50.5 billion, two-year state operating budget passed the Ohio House by
a vote of 54-44.

Today, the House voted to accept the changes made by a six-member
legislative conference committee, nearly two weeks past the July 1st
deadline. The committee was tasked with closing a $3.2 billion deficit
after Governor Strickland's administration announced a steep decline in
state revenues in June.

Representative Sears To Be Appointed To Auto Industry Task Force

COLUMUBUS - State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) today
announced the creation of a legislative task force to study Ohio's
changing automobile industry. Sears will soon be appointed as member of
the study group.

"I appreciate the opportunity to serve on this task force," Sears said.
"It is absolutely crucial that we study all the laws that affect Ohio's
automotive manufacturing industry, and we need to look at how our
franchise laws and consumer protections impact the needs of Ohioans and
the industry."

Monday, the Ohio Senate agreed to the creation of the Joint Select

House Republicans Object to Delay on Live-Saving Measure

COLUMBUS - The following statement can be attributed in part or in whole
to Representative Barbara Sears (R- Sylvania ), on the subject of the
House Democrat Caucus' refusal to pass Senate Bill 57, which would
permit sixteen-year-olds to donate blood with parental consent:

"Currently a measure that would help save lives, at no cost to the
state, is being held up by the House Democrats by what appears to be a
shameful act of partisan politics.

Senate Bill 57 would increase the supply of blood here in Ohio
potentially helping the lives of tens of thousands of Ohioans. The bill

Sears Voices Opposition to Additional Spending Proposal

COLUMBUS-Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) yesterday voiced
opposition during a session of the Ohio House of Representatives
regarding an unfunded education program. The bill passed yesterday from
the Ohio House.

House Bill 68 would create the Healthy Farms and Healthy Schools Grant
Program, intended to provide grants to schools to establish nutritional
and agricultural education programs for kindergarteners.

"With agriculture as Ohio's staple industry, I agree that this program
does seem to provide a great learning opportunity for our young

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