State of Ohio Archives: on Drugs


Michael Pryce: Mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs

Q: Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?

A: No.

Source: Ohio Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

Eric Deaton: Rehabilitate drug sellers rather than just locking them up

Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?

A: No. Educating and rehabilitating prison inmates to stop the cycle of crime in their lives will make them better citizens and more productive to society in the long run. We should work to stop this endless battle against crime in the repeat offenders and give them other options in life. In the long run this is a cheaper option than just locking them up over and over again.

Source: Ohio Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Aug 11, 2010

Lee Fisher: Rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs

In this time of economic crisis, Ohio's state and local governments face new and daunting challenges to keep our communities safe and secure. More than ever, our courageous law enforcement officials need support from the federal government and a Senator who will work with them to help rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs that threaten the safety and security of every American.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Lee Fisher: Created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program

As Ohio's Attorney General, Lee created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program, shutting down hundreds of dangerous drug houses throughout Ohio and ridding neighborhoods of illegal drugs. Lee also established the first-ever statewide law enforcement and crime victim conferences, which are now annual traditions in Ohio's law enforcement community.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Steven Driehaus: Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes

Source: 2000 Ohio National Political Awareness Test Nov 4, 2008

Eric Fingerhut: Decriminalize medical marijuana

Source: Ohio Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 5, 2002

Bob Taft: Enact more laws to fight methamphetamines

A danger is menacing our children. Whatever you call it - meth, ice, or crank - methamphetamines have many street names but a single result - lives destroyed. Law enforcement officials are seizing record amounts of meth, and seeing an alarming surge in the number of labs that produce it. So today, I ask you to join me in enacting laws to fight this illicit drug and to attack these toxic labs. We will not allow this drug to destroy more lives in Ohio!
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

Joyce Beatty: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes

Source: Ohio Legislative 2000 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

Charlie Wilson: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes

Source: 1998 Ohio Legislative National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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