Contact Team Brenner & Rep. Brenner

Please share any ideas, feedback, thoughts, questions or concerns you may have. If you would prefer to keep your post private, please click the box next to "do not post this publicly" and then only our office will receive a copy. When feedback remains public, others can participate in the conversation and also see any official response received.

Be sure to include your phone number, email address, your full name and your address so that we may connect with you to respond.

Showing 48 reactions

  • commented 2017-07-09 17:47:38 -0400
    Sending you a link to the group on Facebook we discussed Saturday. Thank you again for your attention to this matter.
  • commented 2017-06-22 10:26:21 -0400
  • commented 2017-06-20 14:17:39 -0400
    Please vote against HB 200 as it would do much more harm than good.
  • commented 2017-06-11 22:49:01 -0400
    As you consider the new state budget and the fate of RESA, I would like you to keep this scenario in mind. My son graduated from college with a sports management degree but discovered he really wanted to pursue a teaching degree. While married and raising a baby, he completed his teaching degree and began his career. He proceeded through the RESA process and passed all elements until his last part this year. However, his OTES evaluation, done by administrators who have daily contact with him, rated him ACCOMPLISHED. Presently, the only way he can stay in teaching is if his district will keep him employed as a substitute and the superintendent endorses a 3-hr college credit class. His superintendent is not sure yet if he is willing to do so. Without employment in a school next year, his career is essentially over. Ohio education will lose an ACCOMPLISHED teacher because a third party person who has never observed or met my son has made a subjective judgement . We are paying $5,000,000 to a company to ruin a career of a teacher without any direct contact. Now my son will need to find a new way to support his family of 5 and continue to pay his $50,000 in college loans for a career he can no longer pursue. I retired after 36 years of teaching and am so discouraged to see the direction of education in Ohio. Why would anyone want to become a teacher here? PLEASE remove this expensive, inept third party evaluation system, RESA, from the state of Ohio so we can retain the accomplished and skilled professionals who daily dedicate their lives to the children of our state.
  • commented 2017-05-03 08:24:04 -0400
    I am very disappointed to see your actions related to education. I can’t believe you are attending rallies supporting peoples rights to send their children to substandard charter schools using public money. Ohio laws governing charter schools are some of the worst laws in the country.
  • commented 2017-05-01 12:35:47 -0400
    Representative Brenner:

    I’m concerned about plans to merge the Ohio Division of Wildlife with other sections of ODNR. Hunters and anglers support the DOW with license fees—why should their money go towards supporting other missions? States that have combined their wildlife officers with other law enforcement agencies have had real problems—see Alaska, for instance. I’m also concerned about a plan to sell the DOW’s District One headquarters and relocate personnel to ODNR’s property on Morse Road. My understanding is that the DOW owns the District One property outright—why force the agency to pay rent to ODNR? Makes no financial sense. Also, the District One building is gorgeous—I’ve been there several times—and the Morse Road property (which I’ve also visited) is, frankly, a depressing dump (sorry!).

    Also, an increase in resident and non-resident hunting fees is long overdue. I have family members that pay a small fortune to hunt in Colorado every year—they’ve said they would pay the same to hunt right here in Ohio. Ohio’s Whitetail attract hunters from around the country—out of state hunters would be willing to pay a LOT more than they currently pay. It seems to me that someone is trying to strangle the DOW by depriving it of funding increases. Politics, I suppose.
  • commented 2017-04-11 12:18:50 -0400
    I have taught school for 35 years. I am the author of 2 books About Writing and a handwriting method. I teach teachers how to teach writing. I set up writing and am a consultant to schools in regard to writing. Young children need to learn print first and then cursive. Children who learn print first are better readers. There is scientific proof to support this. Have you tried reading a document in cursive today? I would like to discuss this further as I see that you have submitted a bill in regards to writing. This will affect students in Ohio. Writing needs to be taught and there is no reason both types of writing should not be taught. Respectfully submitted, Susan Scheibenzuber
  • commented 2017-02-08 08:38:10 -0500
    I just herad your colleague, Ms Keller, explaining her proposal to prohibit the establishment of sanctuary cities here in Ohio. Like the current administration of our country, she was saying things with NO facts to back it up. Her statements that immigrants are “raping and killing” the citizens of Ohio are absolutely false. In fact, studies of sanctuary cities has shown that crime in lower in those communities. ( Even if that were true, wouldn’t it be more effective to support the police forces ?) There is significant fear/concern that our elected officials no longer value the truth. We can disagree on policy but we have to be honest with each other and the public in doing so. I am requesting that you hold your colleagues to the basic standard of being honest in their arguments.

    Thank you for your time,

    L. Kessler
  • commented 2017-02-04 10:20:04 -0500
    Andrew Brenner

    Below is why I have serious concerns with changing the way public schools are funded. It is long so please bear with me. I am just sharing my thoughts, not being critical.

    Since public schools are government institutions/programs, they must be funded via some sort of taxes. Some people think they shouldn’t have to fund their local school district if they send their kids to alternate schools (private, charter, online, whatever). Unfortunately, the different taxes we pay fund all sorts of govt programs that we may not ourselves utilize for whatever reason but we still have to pay the taxes.

    If public schools are not funded via property taxes as they are now, they will then have to be funded by other taxes, most likely by significantly raising the sales tax rate and/or income tax rates bc it has to come from SOMEWHERE. So whether it’s via property tax, sales tax, income tax…we will pretty much ALL be paying for public schools one way or another, whether we send our kids there or not. So, calling your idea “Parental Choice” seems misleading bc it seems like more of a shell game.

    The way it is now, by paying via property taxes, if someone chooses to send their child to a private or charter school and pay the tuition involved, or if they have no children in schools for any reason, they can always choose to live elsewhere where the home values are less and therefore property taxes are lower so they are spending less overall. That is a CHOICE they have…no one is being forced to live in any particular school district or to send their kids to any type of school. If schools are funded via sales taxes or other global-type taxes, people will then only be able to lower their contribution to local public schools by either buying less or earning less. No matter what, there is still contribution.

    To me, the focus needs to be “fixing” the schools that need help instead of always doing blanket changes that even affect districts who don’t need help. And by creating a system where the state decides the per pupil funding for each district and does not allow the residents to choose to have levies to fund any deficits is the OPPOSITE of local control. It’s taking control away from residents and giving it to the state. That means opening up district financial decisions to the whims of the state, who is always at the mercy of party politics and looking out for itself rather than the best interest of a district and it’s students.
  • commented 2016-12-08 16:02:40 -0500
    I must strongly protest the abortion bill the legislature just passed. You will cause much suffering by those who truly need and desire to have an abortion. Also as I am sure you know, this law is clearly unconstitutional and will no doubt be over turned by the courts. A woman has a right to determine what happens to her own body and it certainly should not be determined by the government. No one is pro- abortion, only pro-choice. If you believe abortion is wrong then you may choose not to have one but others who do not hold that belief have a right to make the choice.
  • commented 2016-11-07 09:55:07 -0500
    Please vote in favor of House Bill 398 on behalf of the agricultural community in Delaware County. It will reform the flawed caculations and lower our base CAUV approximately $13 per acre which is a significant decrease. Rental of agricultural land is approximately $160 per acre. 2016 Taxes for our farm were $71.75 per tilable acre. 45% of income was paid in taxes. Rental of farmland will be decreasing in future due to low market value of corn and beans. No one wins with the current CAUV calculations. Any questions please call me.
  • commented 2016-10-18 16:36:58 -0400
    I am a long time supporter and admire just about all of your issue positions. Many of my circle want to know if you support our republican nominee for Potus

    Thank you for your service!!!!
  • commented 2016-09-27 19:00:17 -0400
    Dear Representative Brenner, I am very hopeful that HB 212 will make it out of the education committee relatively soon. We have spent, and continue to spend, so much hard-earned taxpayer money on huge corporations that drive public education spending (Educopia, Battelle, PARCC, etc). Sadly this spending also drives public education policy, pulling our schools further from local control. As a conservative voter, I urge you to take the necessary steps to return control to local school districts, including eliminating the Ohio teacher evaluation system, the resident educator program, all of the common core-driven testing, and any other program that has its genesis in failed education policies from Washington, D.C.
  • commented 2016-07-09 20:16:07 -0400
    I just read ECOT is suing ODE to continue to get my tax dollars for offering hours but not requiring the education of students. I assume this is legal meaning it was established by legislative action if they win. ODE looks bad, but the legislators are the ones promoting charters. Ron Maag told me to contact you as the education rep. I do not support my tax dollars being taken from my son’s good school (Little Miami) to be given to charters like this.

    Please stop this with responsible legislative policy.
  • commented 2016-05-30 12:05:57 -0400
    30 May 2016

    House Education Committee

    Ohio House of Representatives

    Columbus, OH

    Cc: Auditor Dave Yost (

    Subject: Strengthening EMIS in Ohio

    Dear Chairman Brenner, Vice Chair Derickson, Ranking Member Fedor, and members of the House Education Committee:

    The OpenEMIS initiative is part of a global response to increased demand for support in the area of education system planning and management. OpenEMIS supports the implementation of a robust and reliable EMIS and the strengthening of capacities in the provision of reliable information for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of education systems.

    OpenEMIS in as open source software solution with modules for (a) data capture on institutions, students, staff; (b) computation of standards-based education indicators in compliance with internationally recommended methodology; © consolidated data warehouse of all education data in the state; (d) advanced methods for data reporting, data visualization, and dissemination to all stakeholders, including OED planners, principals, teachers, parents, students.

    In Ohio, the OED needs to implement a series of reforms to enhance its capacity to monitor the education sector and guarantee that the objectives outlined in the state education policy are met. CSF has the experience and expertise to assist Ohio in these important activities. (For more info, please see

    Please let me know if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

    Sincerely yours,

    Kris S. Oswalt


    Community Systems Foundation

    219 South Main Street, Suite 206

    Ann Arbor MI 48104 USA

  • commented 2016-05-23 11:28:22 -0400
    Representative Brenner. I am against HB 214 that would restrict the ability of a public authority to decide what pipe material best suits the needs of a project. The bill is very vague in trying the restrict the public authorities from choosing the piping material they think will serve them best. The industrial standards referenced in the bill are the ones that are currently used and this bill only adds an additional vague requirement for the public authorities to follow when they select piping material. Without HB 214, deciding on the suitability of a piping material is now based on several well defined factors that may vary from one project to another. It is solving an non-existing problem.
  • commented 2016-04-26 08:58:09 -0400
    I only want to know if this Andrew Brenner is a writer from Thomas and friends series.
  • commented 2016-04-26 08:54:41 -0400
    Me. Brenner? Are you Andrew Brenner a writer from Thomas and friends series?
  • commented 2016-04-21 12:28:33 -0400
    I am inviting you for the Columbus Dispatch Political Forum. The link for info follows.

    Tracy Douds
  • commented 2016-01-27 15:59:04 -0500
    Hi, my name is Sam Kirchhoff and I am currently the Government Affairs Special Assistant for ABC of Ohio, Inc. I was wondering if I could be provided with a campaign email address so that I could send Andrew a short questionnaire regarding issues that are important to us. Thanks!
  • commented 2016-01-26 15:31:55 -0500

    I was doing some research on schools and found your page at -

    Do you have room for one more really helpful resource on that page?

    We have a lot of really great data on public schools that parents and institutions find very useful. Our data is more in-depth than other similar websites and features up to 25 years of historical data.

    May make a great addition to your page!

    Anyway, I wanted to reach out to you and let you know I enjoyed your resource and keep up the great work!


  • commented 2015-12-17 10:14:45 -0500
    What is your position on an article 5 convention of the United States?

    What have you done in the past to make an Article 5 convention of the United States possible?

    Are you planning any future initiatives in the Ohio Legislature to initiate an Article 5 convention of the United States?
  • commented 2015-10-12 21:14:11 -0400
    Dr. Bill Warner – Why Are People Afraid
  • commented 2015-10-12 21:13:05 -0400
    Shalom Andrew, Why do you allow this? Why are so few helping?

    It is Time Standup for Israel

    The Israel Longhorn Project – A Holistic Project

    “We need sponsors and donors”

    Helping Israel, East Africa and Jordan with Agriculture to Build Peace, Respect and Tolerance for each other.

    We will bring Texas Longhorns home to Israel, East Africa and Jordan to help ranchers and farmers. Texas Longhorn cattle are pre-adaptive to the desert environment.

    The European beef cattle brought to Israel 60 years ago were bred for a rich pasture environment, not for Israel’s semi-arid desert environment.

    The Galilee is overflowing with non-native shrubs that burn at a higher temperature igniting trees and cause forest fires. The soil is very dry and lacks healthy bacteria and fungi.

    This is a Holistic approach to enhance ecosystem processes to build soil health, increase water and carbon absorption by increased grass growth and return life to dry Galilean soils. Benefits regional environments, community economics, social and international relations.

    Ranches and farmers are under attack by jackals, wolves and radicals. Texas Longhorn cattle can solve the above environmental problems and stop the attacks by simply lowering their sharp horns. Support the Israel Longhorn Project help put a stop to it now!

    How much land needs to be stolen and how many families need to be attacked and even murdered before we help them? Help lower the price of meat and feed the Children.

    Working with: The Israeli Border Police, the New Shomrim or the New Guards, Israel’s Agriculture Department, the Prime Minister’s office and many Israeli Ranches.

    With a nominal donation from you can help make a difference. A $60 donation from 2,000 of you will help end this nightmare. Help us reach our goal of $120,000 to start the project; the second year we will need $140,000, in the follow three years we will need $315,000 to make project self-supporting in the 5th year.

    Robin Rosenblatt, M.Sc. Animal Science, former IDF and past anti Terrorist Agent

    The Israel Longhorn Project

    Nonprofit 501© 3 #74-3177354

    22 Yarnall Place

    Redwood City, CA 94063

    Tel: 650.631.9270 / Cell: 650.339.0269

    For Domestic Transfer of Funds and or electronic transfer: Wells Fargo Bank, 420 Montgomery St., San Francisco California 94104, Bank Routing #121042882, Bank Routing for wire transfer # 121000248, Account # 2526430067, Bank Tel:1-916-480-3190, For Electronic or International Transfer of Funds, Use this: Wfbius6s

    The problem:—yw

    Occam’s Grazer: An In-depth Introduction to Holistic Management

    Holistic Management by Allan Savory
  • commented 2015-08-10 12:23:56 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-10 09:18:17 -0400
    Contact #Ohio State Rep. @AndrewBrenner...
  • commented 2015-08-10 09:17:18 -0400
    I support your efforts to overturn Kasich’s veto of fair funding!!!
  • commented 2015-08-09 20:56:33 -0400
    I support your efforts to overturn the Governors veto on fair funding.
  • commented 2015-08-09 15:38:18 -0400
    I support your efforts to overturn the school fair funding act
  • commented 2015-08-09 10:48:17 -0400
    Dear Representative Brenner:

    I am sending this email to let you know that as a Family in Olentangy Local Schools, we support your efforts of overturning the Fair Funding act that Gov. Kasich vetoed. We are in this district, because of the excellence in education, not for the high property taxes and lack of government funding. We have time and time again, done what’s best for our children, by passing levies and bonds for our schools. I don’t see Fair Funding as a handout, but our right as a citizen.

    Thank you,

    Carlyn Smith
Donate Tell Your Friends Volunteer