Nan Baker Files for Reelection
State Representative Nan Baker (R-Westlake) announced that she has filed her petitions to serve a fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives. Rep Baker was first elected to the 16th Ohio House District in 2008 and was subsequently reelected in 2010 and 2012.
"There's an excitement to filing your petition as it will be an honor to have the opportunity to continue to serve the constituents of Ohio House District 16, which includes Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake" Rep. Baker said. During my time in office, we have faced some difficult and challenging times. As chair of the Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee, we have focused our efforts to getting our Ohioans back to work. I will continue to work to create the environment to retain, create and bring jobs to Ohio through a leaner, more efficient state government and more competitive business environment.
Rep. Baker has worked on a number of legislative initiates throughout her five years in the Ohio House, many of them during the current session of the General Assembly. "I am particularly pleased to have the opportunity to share three bills that I have sponsored in this General Assembly."
The three bills are House Bill 107, the Career Exploration Internship Bill; House Bill 314, requiring parental consent if a child is prescribed a controlled substance; and House Bill 393, Ohio Means Jobs Parent/Student Career Awareness Bill.
Rep. Baker is also proud of additional accomplishments by the 130th General Assembly, including the following:
$2.7 billion tax cuts in the last budget
$1.48 billion in the stabilization fund - largest amount in state history, from a previous low of $0.89
$1.6 billion in increased funding for state schools
The largest 'year-to-year' tax cut in the nation
$3 billion in new money for roads and bridges - all without a tax increase
Providing tax credits for revitalizing vacant buildings - an extension of Rep. Baker's House Bill 18 - the Job Creation / Vacant Property bill
"Thanks to members like Nan Baker, Ohio has created 175,000 jobs over the past several years," said Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina). "Her leadership has helped lead Ohio in so many important ways and I am delighted that she is seeking a fourth term in the Ohio House."
"As I continue my legacy of walking door-to-door in the neighborhoods of District 16 and continuing my Library Days again this summer, I look forward to sharing the many accomplishments that we have had to make Ohio a more business-friendly state," Rep. Baker said. "Please stop by the library in your neighborhood so we can talk about your ideas and the concerns you may have. The dates will be posted soon. As I continue to say - It's All About Jobs!"
Representative Baker has been a business owner for more than 30 years. As an active member of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for two decades, she served as president for two years and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Fairview Park, North Olmsted and Rocky River Chamber of Commerce. She was elected as a member of the Westlake Board of Education and also served three terms on the Westlake City Council.
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