Debate: Issues 2, 3, 4, & 5
Rep. Kevin DeWine and Ed Jerse at The City Club of Cleveland
CLEVELAND, OH—Kevin DeWine, state representative for Ohio’s District 70 (Fairborn), and Ed Jerse, campaign director for Reform Ohio Now, will debate the Ohio ballot Issues 2, 3, 4, & 5 at noon on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at The City Club of Cleveland.
Rep. DeWine represents the Ohio First Voter Education Fund, which opposes passage of the issues, and Jerse represents Reform Ohio Now, which is campaigning for passage of the issues.
The issues are as follows:
· Issue 2: Absentee Voting. Would permit voters to cast ballots by mail or in person at an appropriate county board of elections up to 35 days before an election without stating a reason for voting early.
· Issue 3: Political Contributions. Would create limits on individual campaign contributions to $2,000 for statewide candidates and $1,000 to legislative candidates, ban corporate contributions, and require full disclosure.
· Issue 4: Redistricting. Would create the five-member Independent Redistricting Commission to oversee redistricting and allow any person or group to submit plans for legislative districts.
· Issue 5: Election Oversight. Would create the bipartisan nine-member Independent State Board of Elections to administer state elections, transferring the authority from the Secretary of State.
Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $13 for members and $20 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.
Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a collegial setting.