Rich Stevenson (Grn-OH-1)
Richard L. “Rich” Stevenson
Rich Stevenson Congressional Candidate Ohio District 1
Below is directly from the candidates campaign page there is additional information from at this page.
Biography from Citizens for Stevenson
“Born Richard Lee Stevenson, on January 26, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky
- Graduate High School 1960;
- Graduate College 1965
- Degree: BS Biology, Chemistry, History, Education
Military Service: Special Agent, US Army Intelligence, 1965 to 1968
Married June 1969, Divorced March 1975
One son born May 1972, Good Samaritan Hospital; Son earned B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Teaches Business on the college level.
Multi-line Claim Representative, six years with Hartford and Indiana insurance companies, Tort Law Training and experience, excellent investigator, 1970 to 1976.
Over twenty years as a contract Machine Draftsman for the machine tool industry in the Cincinnati area. 1976 to 1998.
1982 to Present:
Moderate Political Activist and Writer. Began in 1982, as a member of Fathers for Equal Rights, to work for shared parenting legislation in Ohio. Legislation passed around 1986. Still moderate! Still active!
Campaign Worker, Perot for President 1992
Founding Member, United We Stand America, 1993 to 1995; Petition Drive to form The Reform Party of Ohio, 1995; Campaign worker, Perot/Choate, 1996 Reform Party Presidential Campaign.
1996 to Present:
Political Web Page Developer; see FREE TOOLS FOR INDEPENDENTS; free template web pages and campaign materials for the non-partisan independent political movement. I am one part Nerd & Geek.
- Reform Party National Conventions
- 1997 Kansas City, Missouri
- 1998 Atlanta, Georgia
- 1999 Dearborn, Michigan
- 2000 Long Beach, California.
- Delegate to the 2000 Natural Law Party/Reform Party National Coalition Convention, Washington D.C.
Central Committee, The Reform Party of Ohio, 1998 to 2000
2000 Natural Law Party Candidate for US Congress:
“If not me, who, if not now, when?” I had never thought about standing for public office before December 1999. I could not remain uninvolved while my Ohio District One congressional ballot had only a Democratic candidate and a six year incumbent Republican candidate on the ballot, which would have given the voters of District One no choice but candidates from the corrupt two-party monopoly. My name was on every OH1 ballot in November 2000. I was on the ballot along with a Libertarian Party candidate.
2002 and 2004:
Developing Congressional Campaign materials and web pages for Citizens for Stevenson. Failed to get 1,168 valid signatures for 2002. More signatures are needed in 2004; 1695 signatures by March 1, 2004. Will pay my $85 to be on the ballot as a write-in. Some thought was given to filing suit to extend the time to file signatures in Ohio for independent Congressional candidates. Legal precedent would be set for independent Congressional candidates to have until August (same as President) to get valid signatures. More time would get many more non-partisan candidates on the Ohio ballot so the 80% independent majority would have candidates on the ballot to represent their public policy interests. The people would have ballot access, real ballot access.
2006 and 2008:
Decided to stand for Congress in 2006 just one week after election day, November 2, 2004. We failed to get on the 2006 ballot, not even as a write-in. There was not any opposition candidate in 2006. The 2008 petitions deadline was in March again, March 2008. No petition campaign was possible with that early deadline, so Rich was a write-in again, not shown on the ballot. We did have a 2008 opposition independent candidate to vote for to replace 14 year career incumbent Steve Chabot. Chabot was finally defeated by the career Democratic incumbent. Anti-incumbent campaign speeches by Rich and the Libertarian candidate helped to defeat a 14 year career incumbent, but unfortunately only with an 8 year career incumbent. A minor victory!
I started to edit the campaign materials and web pages for the 2010 campaign in Fall 2008. I had almost decided to not continue to campaign in 2008 and was unsure if I wanted to campaign in 2010 unless there was considerable support and a campaign manager in place by the Fall of 2009. I would have loved to file suit in 2009 to win an August filing date for all independent Ohio Congressional candidates. Rich seeks support to file that suit. If filed in Federal Court, the suit would win. There is overwhelming precedent for a winning suit. Money is needed to file the suit. Contribute if you can. Inquiries welcome. I was endorsed in 2010 to campaign as a Green Party candidate. My name was on every OH1 ballot in November 2010.
For the 2010 results, see the http://cs2pr.us/Rich/concession.html web page, that outlines the demographics of possible victories that could have been in 2010, and that could be in 2012. Non-partisans can win. We are in an 80% majority of all age eligible voters. [Report VR92], a 1998 Hamilton County Board of election report is still true today.
Decided to stand for Congress again for 2012 after some indecision. I will be 71 years young in January 2013. But only 70 when sworn in on January 03, 2013. We must try. Non-partisans need to develop winning political campaigns. I try each campaign cycle. A template of Rich’s campaign is available at no cost to other non-partisan candidates for any public office, including all of the 535 Congressional seats. The template campaign is a gift to other non-partisan candidates so we can have clean political campaigns and clean government. You will have the chance to vote for Rich again in 2012.
Rich’s 2012 campaign web pages were published in February 2011. This election year we have begun early to have most of 2011 and 2012 to work on our campaign. Yahoo Groups, You Tube, Twitter, and Face Book links will be an active part of the 2012 campaign. We start anew to represent you. We have the early start needed by non-partisan independent candidates. Vote for Rich. You win.
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