Ohio is doing so poorly because the Republican Party is in need of reform.
It is time to quit asking and start Demanding
As a candidate for the Republican State Central Committee, I pledge to establish a professional, transparent, and accountable Republican Party in Ohio. These commitments will enhance our governance structure, financial management, decision-making processes, policy development, and engagement with constituents.
Leadership and Governance:
Commitment to electing a Chairman from the body of the State Central Committee that runs the meetings.
Commitment to hiring a professional CEO for the party who reports to the State Central Committee and the Chairman that runs the party.
Commitment to the State Central Committee approving all expenditures not provided in the budget.
Commitment to limiting emergency discretionary spending by the Chairman to not exceed $5,000 on a quarterly basis.
Commitment to the party's finances being professionally audited every 2 years. Failure to do so will result in the termination of the Chairman and CEO of the party.
Meeting and Decision-Making Procedures:
Commitment to the State Central Committee meeting quarterly to approve the quarterly budget.
Commitment to hosting in-person State Central Committee meetings only on Saturdays or Sundays to facilitate public participation.
Commitment to debate procedures for regular meetings.
Commitment to live-voting that identifies how each member votes on all issues - or roll-call voting.
Party Events and Endorsements:
Commitment to a Republican State Convention every even-numbered year.
Commitment to a Republican Rally every odd-numbered year.
Commitment to ensuring the State Central Committee makes endorsements only in unopposed primaries but reserving the right to rate candidates in the primary according to an unbiased and transparent standard.
Commitment to adopting a vision, goals, priorities, and a State-specific platform of policy solutions for Ohio at a State Convention or with input from all the County Central Committees.
Policy and Bylaws:
Commitment to adopting new bylaws that provide penalties for not adhering to the bylaws and eliminate ambiguity and misinterpretation.
Commitment to adopting a code of ethics for the State Central Committee.
Commitment to adopting a Whistleblower Policy for the Party.
Transparency and Constituent Contact:
Commitment to making all County and State Central Committee members' emails and phone numbers available for constituent contact.
Accounting and Bookkeeping:
Commitment to using a fund accounting basis, such as Aplos.com or equivalent, for the accounting method of keeping the committee's books.