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Campaign finance reports due Wednesday 24 May 2019

In the new American political handycapping system of fundraising, tomorrow Wednesday is scorecard day.

On my campaign finance reports, you won’t see any unions, any political lobbyists, any Washington types, or political party donations. I’m not on any “List” of donors, and the biggest donation is $500. You will see some folks from out of town. People who’ve known me a long time- still think I’m worth a few bucks to be a voice in office. Those of you in advertising will recognize the creative director of the decade from 2000-2010 sending in a c-note. The rest of you- will have no clue.

I’ll be posting all the candidates reports. What may shock you is that two of my opponents have paid money to The Next Wave, my ad agency for help with design, websites, printing, photography, video. Yes, I’m helping people who could beat me. Yes, they are paying someone who may beat them. It’s always been said that “Politics makes strange bedfellows” – but it also goes to show that some people value my creative skills and value proposition of my firm.

It will be interesting to see if the Dayton Daily news mentions this.

What is also interesting is that no one has set up a candidates night or forum for this primary and we’re just 2 weeks out. If I don’t hear from someone soon- I may just organize one myself.

In the meantime- there is still the Dayton Daily news voters guide – http://vote.daytondailynews.com/build.do [1]

And the Dayton League of Women’s Voters asked questions, but hasn’t posted them yet. Their site contains a factual error:

7 May Primary/Special Election

Dayton City Commission Primary

Candidates will be chosen for 2 seats on the Dayton City Commission.

Source: LWVGDA – Election Information [2]

It should read, 4 candidates will be chosen in a runoff for the 2 seats on the Dayton City Commission race on November 2, 2019.

If you are interested in moderating or hosting a forum, let me know. I will help make sure it is video recorded or live streamed as needed. I also have a PA system.

And, in case you haven’t seen my latest video:

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Thanks for pointing that error out. It’s been corrected on the website.


Someone needs to stand and say “no” to Nan’s crap; all of her minions (ie. current commissioners) aren’t going to be the ones to do it, and I know you will. Maybe as one of your first orders of business, you can put a stop to this ridiculous waste of Dayton tax money in fighting the state to keep those damn speed cameras on.