Mike Foley- the only Republican who deserves a Dems vote
Russ Joseph is the kind of politician who gives politicians a bad name. He’s never held a job outside of party politics, and he’s never had to put his name on a ballot until this election. But, yes, you know his name, he’s the brains behind his brothers successes at running for Dayton City Commission.
Of course, if you realize that Matt Joseph is a really nice guy yet totally worthless as a commissioner, and that Russ is the total opposite, and a menace to society, you’re half-way there.
The sad thing is even if Russ loses this race, he’ll go right back to Daddy Mark Owens and work for the Dayton Clerks office until Mark resigns early and the party puts Russ in the drivers seat again.
So what makes Russ Joseph love politics and power so much? He’s best friends with Nan Whaley, who also, would sell her soul to the devil for political power, which they wield via patronage jobs and taking care of the “friends and family” of the Monarchy of Montgomery County.
Russ doesn’t give a rat’s behind about solving the problems of our clerk of courts system which is redundant, duplicative, embarrassingly expensive and stupid. Need proof? Read this post on Reconstructing Dayton about the waste involved in our multiple municipal courts in Montgomery County and how much they cost us. “How many court websites do we need in Montgomery County?”
Yet, with all that said, Russ is currently running TV ads smearing his opponent with claims of missed child support. Nope, not issues affecting our courts, but issues that as a clerk of courts he ought to be able to get right. Fact is Mike Foley actually gets child support from his wife, since he has custody of their daughter. Oops, Russ.
Foley has put out a low budget video on Youtube to refute it. Watch it here.
Full disclosure, I’ve done some work for Mike in the past. Nothing on this campaign. He’s a small business man, and a veteran.
Russ Joseph is a spoiled little man child with a mean streak.
I have no problems crossing over to vote for a veteran over a patronage teat sucking political hack.
Vote Mike Foley.
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And to all you Republicans who are looking for other tips- no matter what, do not vote for Adil Baguirov, our local “International Man of Mystery” who is a liar and corrupt. Vote for Brandon McClain instead. He’s another veteran and a great guy.
You should also skip Doug Barry, who is hypocrite, a bully and the last thing we need on the County Commission. Vote for Carolyn Rice. She’s a total class act and a professional.
Any one of you who votes for Niraj Antani should be shot, by white kids with long guns in school. (do some googling, Antani actually suggested that only suburban kids should openly carry long guns in school– I can’t make this up) Zach Dickerson could have the IQ of a third grader and be a better choice in the 42nd district. There are many Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House that would thank you for not sending him back to Columbus.
I’d also recommend not voting for Phil “The Torturer” Plummer in his race for the State House 40th. Anyone who is so incompetent as to let the crap that’s happened in our jail happen, should be banned from public service for life. He’s already cost you tens of millions in lawsuits. Vote Ryan Taylor. Please.
Agree with all of this except for the part about Doug Barry. The last thing we need for the county commission is WHAT WE HAVE NOW: freaking one party control for more than a decade. I think you are also very wrong about Carolyn Rice. I know a good number of people who had negative experiences with her as treasurer.
Hi Emily- don’t worry about party lines, worry about the character of the person. I have a personal Doug Barry story that’s not fit to print.
Needless to say his jumping on the anti-sales tax bandwagon- and then failing to get the signatures, with paid circulators (and we don’t know if he hired his own temps to do the work, is enough of an indication that he’s not really ready for real government- as opposed to trustee of a township that shouldn’t exist.
Reminder- he’s a trustee of a township that taxes retail workers at Austin Landing- and doesn’t tax the white collar workers. I’ll pass on Doug Barry.
Charrisa, your personal vendetta against your x husband is not the reason that Russ Joseph shouldn’t be elected. Both candidates have weaknesses, but in this case, one of them depends on being a political butt kisser for his claim to fame, and the other, being your x-husband.
There aren’t many women who lose custody of their children to their x-husband. Would you really like us to dig into that the way you want people to dig into your claims about your X?
The sad reality is this is a question of the lesser of two evils…
Since 2005 I ran the operations of the tax company (over years) in my early statement I listed the date as 2015 which is incorrect.
I’m usually not to keen on the Democratic side, but I like Gerald Parker by miles and miles over Erik Blaine.
What do you think about Kate Bowling? I voted for her ethics.
I don’t comment on judges. Unless they are totally incompetent. Most people shouldn’t have to judge a judge.
Judges aren’t gods. Some are better than others. I wouldn’t vote “blue” or “red” when choosing a judge.
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