Iott: Federal government spending wastefulWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich Iott, Republican candidate for the 9th Congressional District, believes there is an abundance of wasteful spending in Washington and new representation is needed.
“You can’t change Congress unless you change the people that you send to Congress,” Iott said.
Iott spoke with attendees of the Good Government Pre-Election Speaker Series on Sept 10. The speaker series is presented by The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and EPIC Toledo to educate voters about each candidate.
Iott said as a representative he would make sure Congress adheres to the Constitution- “if it isn’t mandated by the Constitution then Congress shouldn’t be doing it.”
Iott said his second focus would be repealing the healthcare bill, calling it unconstitutional and an “unprecedented power grab by the federal government.”
Iott also said he’d work to make permanent the temporary tax cuts put in place by former President George W. Bush.
If elected Iott pledges he will only serve three terms because he is not a career politician.
Previously Gov. Ted Strickland spoke with the group Aug. 27 and his opponent John Kasich spoke Aug. 13. Libertarian Joseph Jaffe was also scheduled to speak this morning, but backed out after removing his name from the 9th Congressional District race.
The next in the series are gubernatorial candidates, Dennis Spisak, of the Green Party and Ken Matesz of the Libertarian Party on Sep. 24. Spisak will speak at 8 a.m. and Matesz at 9 a.m.
All speeches are free and open to the public, but attendees must register.
For more information about the series, call Dee Isch at (419) 243-8191 Ext. 243. To register, visit www.toledochamber.com.