Montgomery County Democratic Party Dayton Ohio

Russ Joseph is as bad as Donald Trump

Today, finally, Russ Joseph conceded defeat to John McManus when the final vote was certified. Russ lost. Russ Joseph got 128,633 or 49.62%, John McManus got 130,592 or 50.38%.The people have spoken, they once again decided that even as the incumbent, Russ wasn’t worthy of keeping his appointed position. Usually, being an incumbent and a Read More

Vote for the Penguin or the Riddler? Montgomery County Treasurer race is full of name calling

Full disclosure, I’ve known both of these candidates for years. One has been an ass from the first day I met him, the other, a southern gentleman. I’ve done business with the latter and been treated with disrespect non-stop from the former. I’ve watched one get elected and do his best to get along with Read More

Montgomery County “Democratic” Party endorses homophobe who wins judgeship

Post this in the better late than never file. Last November, there was a race for Montgomery County Judge of Municipal Court (FTC 1/2/2020) that was very close in a race that shouldn’t have happened. At least if anyone didn’t have amnesia and judges races weren’t so hands off. Tamela Womack squared off against James Read More

The wacky world of Dayton politics

Looking at the petition turn in on the Board of Elections site and so far, there are some surprises: Dayton 1-term school board member, John McManus has switched parties to the Republican side to run against minor-league party boss Russ Joseph for County Treasurer. Joseph, who lost to Republican Mike Foley after being appointed to Read More

When David takes on Goliath: Board of Elections edition

This morning the board of (s)elections met to disqualify my petitions as insufficient. To be honest, they met twice, since they had to reconvene when they realized they never voted to disqualify them. They also started 5 minutes late- having to wait for Chairperson Rhine McLin to show up. They were kind enough to let Read More

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