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  • commented 2017-09-07 11:24:45 -0400
    Dear Representatives Andrew Brenner, and Wesley Goodman,
    As a Christian and a voting citizen of the these United States, and the great state of KY, I am thankful for your desire through legislation to ensure free speech on college campuses in your fine state of OH. I am a traveling Christian evangelist who has been exercising my civil rights of; religion, assembly, free speech, and press on the fine public Universities in fine your state.
    I am writing because I believe that much of the campus free speech legislation that is being written throughout the country is leaving out an important issue The problem is f that the uninvited non affiliated speaker who desires to get on campus may be so controversial to most or even all students that they are unable to get on campus through invitation. It is burdensome and unrealistic for a non resident of the campus to be able to find willing persons to ensure access to the public areas of campus for speech and other Constitutional activities. Every tax paying citizen who may desire to go and express themselves in these areas on campus should be able to do so unhindered.

    I also have a case in the Sixth District Court of Appeals which effectively barred me from preaching on all the University of Tennessee campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin through requiring ‘sponsorship’ by a student group or faculty member. In that case which is linked below you will find that I had called over a dozen campus groups to get sponsorship and no one returned my emails even though many of the groups were Christian. This highlights the issue that I am trying to point out.

    I plead with you to consider adding a provision in the current legislation which will ensure access for all citizens, even uninvited and/or un-sponsored speakers, and prevent any further undesired legal issues.

    Thank you and may God bless you.


    John McGlone

    Founder, Jesus Preacher Ministries

    270-378-4825 Home Office

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  • commented 2017-08-27 15:35:11 -0400
    Hello Andy Brenner,

    I don’t know you or your platform. I do know that an organization called Crossings has called my house no less than 5 times in the last 36 hours attempting to take a poll. This is harrasment. If you are in any way associated with this organization, rest assured you will never see my vote. They have been reported to the do not call list and I may take them to court.

    Don’t ever contact me or come to my house.
  • commented 2017-08-16 19:43:05 -0400
    Rep. Brenner,

    We have met numerous times in my work with charter schools. Just over a year ago, you came to speak at my request for Delaware County Board of Dev. Disabilites. I am writing to ask that as my elected representative you publically denounce Donald Trump’s repulsive speech that fuels racism and bigotry. His language is dividing our country more than it already it and you need to stand up and speak out on behalf of your constituients. This cannot be allowed to continue. Please tell me how you plan to ensure that all races, genders, and sexual orientations are treated equally and are protected by our community and our police.
  • commented 2017-08-16 18:47:51 -0400
    Hi Andy,

    Just wanted to ask that you announce your support for “Stand you Ground” bill now sub,itted and hopefully working it’s way forward. I can’t be with you tonight, but wanted to show my (and hopefully your’s too) support for this legislation
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  • commented 2017-08-15 18:50:43 -0400
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  • commented 2017-08-14 20:35:32 -0400
    How do we get a light at the corner of SR 315 and Jewett Road in Powell, OH? I have called and emailed your office with no response. There was another accident there this evening. There is typically one once per month. Do we need to someone to lose their life to make a comment sense reality? Liberty Township has no control over it as it is a state route. ODOT said they need you to approve federal funding. Please make it happen. I’ll have a young driver in 2 years. It matters.
  • commented 2017-08-06 15:58:46 -0400
    Who do I contact to request the elimination of the Windfall tax. After paying into social security for over ten years I only get $52 a month. That isn’t right. I only make about $1200 a month from my other retirement account. Far from any “windfall”. We seniors are struggling to survive while other welfare leeches and illegals are living off our well deserved contributions that we were supposed to have. I trusted my money to the government to cover me in retirement. I would have had plenty of money if I would have had the option to invest those required contributions myself. We are truly fed up and should not be deprived of money we contributed because some greedy government representatives figured out yet another excuse to get more money from our hard work. Seriously, taxpayers have had it. Government on all levels needs to understand that you are bleeding us dry. Please help us.
  • commented 2017-08-06 15:41:22 -0400
    Who should I contact to request that senior citizens be exempt from school taxes via their property taxes? We cannot afford to pay these taxes on social security. They make up 70% of our tax bills. Fifty years of paying for schools is more than our fair share? Please help senior citizens.
  • 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!
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