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Hudson -- Hudson resident Kristina Daley Roegner is seeking the Republican Party nomination for Ohio 37th District State Representative in the May 6 primary election. She is the incumbent for the 37th Ohio House District. No other Republicans filed.
The 37th District for the Ohio House of Representatives includes the Cities of Hudson, Macedonia, Stow, and Twinsburg, the Villages of Munroe Falls, Northfield, Reminderville, and Silver Lake, Northfield Center and Twinsburg Townships, and the 8th Ward of the City of Cuyahoga Falls, all in Summit County.
Roegner served on Hudson City Council from 2006 to 2011. She represented the 42nd district in the state House of Representatives in 2011-12 and the 37th district in 2013-14.
"It has been a tremendous privilege to represent [the voters] in Ohio's General Assembly over the last three years as your State Representative," Roegner said.
She also thanked her constituents "for the trust you have placed in me to serve in that capacity. While together we have helped turn Ohio around, there is still a lot of work to be done."
Roegner said her campaign platform, work in office and voting record have three consistent themes -- fiscal responsibility, common sense and traditional family values.
"To make Ohio economically competitive, we need a strong private sector," Roegner said. "Government can help by putting in place policies that make Ohio inviting to business, then get out of the way and let the free markets work."
Roegner said one element of an inviting environment is a favorable tax climate.
"That is why I supported eliminating Ohio's Estate ("death") tax and maintaining a balanced budget without raising taxes," Roegner said. "Over the coming three years, Ohioans will enjoy a 10-percent reduction in their state income tax, and we can do even more. If re-elected, I will work to see further income tax reductions, through lower government spending and growth in the economy."
She said common sense is needed in government.
"That is why I sponsored the Common Sense Initiative, which was passed and signed into law, in my first term," Roegner said. "Since then, one item at a time, we are finding and fixing issues that had defied common sense. Many of these issues, ranging from Ohio's boiler law to licensing issues in health care, were brought to my attention from people in our district."
She said a future "dose of common sense" is Ohio's random verification program for auto insurance.
Roegner supports traditional family values, the US and Ohio Constitutions, the individual liberties found therein, and a constitutionally limited government.
"I am unabashedly pro-life and support the second amendment," Roegner said. "From the first day of my first campaign, there has been no question of my stance on these issues. In Columbus, I sponsored the 'viability bill' which was signed into law and protects the unborn, by prohibiting abortions once the baby is considered 'viable' after 20 weeks of pregnancy."
Roegner's website is kristinadaleyroegner.com or call her office at 614-466-1177 or cell at 330-322-5325.