Endorse Esrati

The mailer came to my mother’s house yesterday- the “slate card” or “dummy voters guide”- The Endorsed Candidates of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. These endorsements were decided back in January, publicly, and before that privately. It was done without hearing the candidates making a single stump speech, without a primary, by a small, self-selected […]

I was shocked and surprised to see 2 letters in support of my campaign in a Sunday edition of the Dayton Daily News. These letters were in reaction to the article published Friday, Aug. 23, and posted here: http://esrati.com/the-reality-of-a-publicity-stunt-esrati-puts-nets-on-rims/10309/ ‘Planting the seed for grassroots change’ Re: “Esrati’s hoops promise enlivens campaigns,” Aug. 23: It shows […]

I arrived when I was supposed to. Commissioner Joey Williams was in the middle of his presentation, I turned on the iPhone and recorded. After him came Joe Lutz, who is now talking about city wide WiFi- as if it’s his idea. He’s going to use the money he wants to collect from it to […]

The idea of starting The Next Wave really began the year I graduated from Wright State- it was 1988, and I knew there wasn’t an ad agency in Dayton doing the kind of work I wanted to do. Most people would have moved to New York, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Minneapolis or Portland OR, but, […]

I stopped by the Occupy Dayton HQ tonight to see “While we Watch” a 40-minute film about the news media and the power of citizen journalists. I heard an unattibuted quote that I really liked: “If it can be destroyed by the truth it should be” and with a quick search it turns out the […]

The website “Watching the House” posted today praising my grassroots campaign to inform the voters of OH-10 of what’s going on with their candidates. While the major media has ignored this race (the lone exception is the Washington Courthouse Record Herald) I’ve done my best to keep you informed. Here is my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/electesrati […]

Brad Proctor on David Esrati

by David Esrati on February 11, 2012

in Endorse Esrati, Esrati video, primary

If you only read the Dayton Daily News of old about me, or caught me on broadcast TV you would probably think of me a lot differently than the people who know me. I am my father’s son- people either love me or hate me, there isn’t really a middle ground. Agent provocateur, insurgent, linchpin, […]

Running for an open seat is much easier than facing a 5x incumbent. Our current  system of elections, more resembles a football betting pool, with score being kept as a function of fundraising. It has to stop. There is nothing more disappointing when great, well funded candidates lose. I watched one last cycle, as Tommy […]

Last night, around 6o South Park neighbors got together at Hope Lutheran Church for our annual “Hot Toddy” party- food, desserts, alcohol, kids, a raffle for some amazing gift baskets and South Park Family Feud game- where the survey said: we’ve built a pretty special neighborhood. South Park is reportedly one of only a few […]

For the Love of Dayton offered an endorsement after watching the forum video that I uploaded. Of course, he’s much more familiar with me than the other candidates, since I’ve been putting my positions online for discussion now for the last 4+ years. He’s honest about my odds against Turner in the fall- the one […]