February 17, 2006
Rep. DeWine to speak on elections reform law
~ written by John H. Jones, Government Agencies Committee Chair
Representative Kevin DeWine will be the guest speaker at the next Government Agencies committee meeting on March 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Columbus Bar offices and will be speaking on the newly enacted elections reform law that he sponsored.
Governor Taft signed the elections reforms into law on Jan. 31 and takes effect on May 2, the date of Ohio's primary election. The law, in part, provides for new voter identification requirements, prosecution for elections fraud and eliminates any perception of bias by restricting the participation of the Secretary of State and the Attorney General in ballot issue committees, including serving as campaign treasurer or in any other official capacity.
Rep. DeWine is currently serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 70th Ohio House District, which encompasses the western portion of Greene County and includes the cities of Fairborn, Beavercreek and Xenia. Rep. DeWine also serves as Majority Whip for the Republican caucus.
As a member of the House Finance and Appropriations committee, Rep. DeWine serves on the Primary and Secondary Education subcommittee. He is also a member of the Elections and Ethics committee and the Rules and Reference committee.
Please join us for what is sure to be an informative discussion. Box lunches are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. All Columbus Bar members are welcome to attend.