Schmidt responds to Governor DeWine’s Wednesday announcement

OFFICE OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE JEAN SCHMIDT (Rep – Loveland) : By Chuck Gibson

COLUMBUS, OH (May 13, 2021) – On Wednesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced his plan to lift the majority of health orders and mandates in Ohio related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Jean Schmidt, State Representative, Rep-Loveland

In response to the Governor’s announcement State Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Miami Twp.) today issued the following statement. 

I’m pleased to see that the Governor has decided to lift the majority of health orders and mandates in Ohio. There is little doubt that this announcement is in response to SB22 becoming law in just a matter of weeks.  In fact, yesterday, the Ohio House prepared a resolution to end state mandates beginning with the effective date of the legislation.  The People’s House responded to the concerns of Ohioans, and we will no longer have endless mandates and health orders in Ohio from unelected bureaucrats in Columbus.”

Schmidt’s statement added: 

“Further, I have always believed that a vaccine is a decision that is best left up to a person and their doctor.  Personally, while I encourage Ohioans to receive the vaccine – it is their choice – and using taxpayer dollars to incentivize something of this nature is an abuse of public resources, regardless of whether it is federal money or not.

We are facing a severe shortage in the workforce at this time.  Our workforce is being encouraged to stay home causing staffing issues at many Ohio businesses.  This money would be better spent helping our job creators.”

State Representative Jean Schmidt is serving her first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 65th house district, which includes northwestern Clermont County.

For more information, contact Rep. Schmidt’s office at (614) 466-8134 or rep65@ohiohouse.gov.