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The News-Herald

Election Questionnaire

April 22, 2014


Date questionnaire completed: _______________
Lake County Commissioner
Office sought: _____________________________

Republican
Political party: _____________________________
Kimberly
Laurie
Name: _____________________________________________________________________________
February 5, 1981
33
Warren, OH
Age: __________
Date of birth: ___________________
Place of birth: _______________________
38314
N
Beachview
Rd,
Willoughby,
OH
44094
Home address: ______________________________________________________________________
3 years
Length of residence in that community: _______________
Twitter: ______________________
kimlaurieforlakecounty
Facebook: ____________________
Campaign Web site: ___________________________________
www.kimlaurieforlakecounty.com
FT - Office Manager, PT - Realtor Employer: _____________________
Karen Skunta &
Occupation: _________________________________________
Company
1382 W 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Business address: ____________________________________
Elected office experience: ______________________________________________________________
As an active citizen in the Liberty movement I have worked
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tirelessly to create positive change in our elected representation
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and governance. My decision to run for office is a result of
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continual disappointment and frustration with the political
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candidates
presented to us by establishment Republicans. If a
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candidate has to pretend to be a conservative in order to win an
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election, it's time for real conservatives to run.
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Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.): ______________________________________________
President of the 9-12 Project in Mentor, OH
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Lake County Republican Party - Willoughby 1C Precinct Committee Rep
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Education (Please only list schools youve graduated from and list degrees if applicable):
Honors College at Kent State University, 2002 - BA Psychology
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(Business minor)
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Hondros College, 2010 - Real Estate Salesperson
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marriage dissolved
Marital status: ______________________
Name of spouse: _________________________________
Name and age of any children: __________________________________________________________
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Organizations: _______________________________________________________________________
The 9-12 Project in Mentor, OH
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Ohio Liberty Coalition
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National Association of Realtors
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Ohio Association of Realtors
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Cleveland/Akron Area Board of Realtors
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Should you be elected, what are three specific areas youd like to change, address, improve or further research,
and how specifically would you go about it?:
1) Lower taxes: yes, this is the mantra of every politician
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everywhere, but since I'm not a politician I actually mean it.
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Lower taxes = more jobs. It's common sense, lowering taxes and
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fees allows businesses to invest more money to create new jobs.
More jobs result in more consumer spending, increasing revenue
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to the county without increasing the tax rate. Everybody wins!
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2) Lack of Transparency: Our Commissioners currently hold their
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meetings during regular business hours, which makes it impossible
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for responsible citizens who want to oversee their representatives
to be a part of the process. This has long been a complaint that
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has
fallen on deaf ears, and I intend to influence the schedule so
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meetings are held at times convenient for the citizens, even if
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they're no longer convenient for our public servants.
3) Re-establish strong local sovereignty to help protect against
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ever-increasing over-reach by the Federal Government, such as:
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- Illegal Immigration (major problem in Lake County)
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- New language in NDAA makes it legal to incarcerate US Citizens
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INDEFINITELY without trial
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Redistribution of wealth through Regionalism
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- Potential confiscation of personal firearms
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Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
Not only am I informed and well-versed on the issues which have
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immediate and future impacts on our economy and individual freedoms,
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but I have experience in standing up for our Constitutional values
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against forces that would prefer to change or even eradicate those
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principles. Both of my opponents support some of the very things
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I have spent so much energy to protect us from, and both are
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susceptible to "Party over Principle". Assuming a Republican wins
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the Commissioner's seat in November, that person will be an ideological
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minority for the next 2 years, minimum. This means that in order to
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affect a conservative influence into County government this Republican
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will need to be strong enough to stand for our conservative values, in the
face of opposition from the other Commissioners as well as the
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Republican party in some cases. I am the candidate who possesses these qualities.
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- Endorsements: Matt Lynch (R) - Ohio Legislator & candidate for US Congress;
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Ohio Citizens PAC - dedicated to ensuring the election of liberty-minded
"citizen representatives"; Citizens for Community Values PAC - sanctity of
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human life, marriage and the family; Conservative Caucus PAC - supports
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conservative candidates that believe in fiscal responsibility,
Constitutionally limited government & free market Capitalism
NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Please be aware that this questionnaire will be published.