Candidates announce intentions to run for house seat
By Jon Wysochanski firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Fowler, who serves as chairman of the teaching, leading and learning committee on the state board of education, is a farmer and entrepreneur who wants less taxation and regulation, according to a press release issued Tuesday announcing her candidacy.
Fowler, who the release states has a strong education policy background to her platform, is focused on improving the local economy, preserving personal rights, and ensuring the next generation has the skills needed to succeed.
Fowler said she intends to focus on economic growth principally through tax and regulatory reform.
As your state representative, I will respect our constitutions and strive to protect our rights from infringement; especially in the critical areas of life, free speech, religious freedom and the right to bear arms.
“The role of government is to create a consistently favorable tax and regulatory environment that enables businesses of all sizes to compete and thrive in Ohio,” she said in the news release.
Fowler also said she intends to protect rights guaranteed under the Ohio and United States constitutions.
“As your state representative, I will respect our constitutions and strive to protect our rights from infringement; especially in the critical areas of life, free speech, religious freedom and the right to bear arms,” she said.
Fowler, a home-schooled state board of education member who was first elected in 2012, recently made the news when she announced her opposition to social and emotional learning standards for Ohio schools. The measures were ultimately approved by the state board of education.
The Ohio Department of Education defines social and emotional learning as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.”
“She has been quoted as saying public education should be limited to reading, writing and basic math and beyond that the government should have no say in what type of education is received because that is something that should be decided by the parent,” Dana said. “She believes there should be limits as far as what we teach our kids in the public schools.”