2009 Dayton Commission election: it’s a free for all

Taking petitions out for the primary in May, that have to be turned in, notarized, with 500 signatures of Dayton registered voters before March 6 are:

Incumbent Mayor: Rhine McLin

Challengers for Mayor:

  • Tojuan Minus
  • Jerome Savage
  • Jamie Simpson (from Channel 7, as a Republican)


  • Bill Krest
  • Gary Leitzell
  • Larry E. Ealy
  • Another viable candidate, who I’ve been asked to keep quiet at this point.


Incumbents for Commission:

  • Nan Whaley
  • Joey Williams

Challengers for Commission

  • Donald Dominic
  • Lorana Kelly
  • Mark Anthony Newberry
  • Jeffrey Welbaum


  • David Rosenberger
  • and yours truly, David Esrati

If you know of anyone else, please let me know.

Only the top 2 vote getters in the Mayor’s race advance and the top 4 in the City Commission race.

If I wanted to make all this make sense, I’d recommend a charter change so that this election cycle be changed to be 3 seats open and the top vote getter becomes Mayor. We may have better debates, a better field and cut down the amount of money wasted on campaigning.

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