Name: Jim Murphy
City of Residence: Boardman
Party Affiliation: Republican
Office Desired: State Representative
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Why should you be elected
It is time for serious leadership change in Mahoning County. We cannot keep electing politicians who are only serving their own self interest. The state of Ohio, as a whole, is growing jobs but the leaders of our area have done nothing to bring jobs home to us. This is why I am running for State Representative.
We need to continue making Ohio a job friendly environment so that businesses can start up and expand. It is time to stop electing politicians who complain and point the finger. If you elect me as your Representative you can have confidence that I will stand up for what is right and will never compromise my integrity.
Top three priorities
1) Repeal State Income Tax: Ohioans are being unfairly double taxed through both income tax and sales tax. I believe it is time to phase out the income tax and move to a sales tax based revenue only!! We need to allow our working people to keep more of their hard earned paychecks and not let the government take it from them before they ever see it.
2) Reining In Government Spending: I do not fall into the trap of thinking that more tax money is always the answer. I believe the taxpayers in the 59th District are looking for someone who’s vigilant about finding ways to cut waste and protect tax dollars – not a big spender who treats them like an ATM machine.
3) 2nd Amendment: Our citizens have a constitutional right to own firearms and I am opposed to any legislation that puts additional bans or restrictions on firearms and magazine capacity. I am proud supporter of the N.R.A. and Buckeye Firearms Association and will always stand up for Ohio citizens right to bear arms.
I was born and raised in Boardman. Graduated from Boardman High School in 2005. I attended YSU before deciding that my mission was to serve in the US Army. I have dedicated 7 years of my life to defend the freedoms of this great nation by serving in the US Army from serving in Afghanistan and Korea. I am not a political insider who has spent their lifetime involved in politics. I am a constitutional conservative who believes in limited government, low taxes, and reduced spending.