Congressman Mike Turner

Congressman Turner’s new fiancee

The Dayton Daily news calls Congressman Turner’s new fiancee “one of the most beautiful people in Washington.” They describe Majida Mourad as “a Toledo native who is the vice president of government relations at Cheniere Energy Inc.” Cheniere Energy is a big supporter of fracking. They left out that she is “a Senior Advisor to Read More

We elect stupid people.

In the latest tiff over who can get the most publicity for a non-issue, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer should win a prize for the stupidest statement by a local politician: Plummer said he signed the letter out of concern that taxpayer resources are at stake and that some of the children could join gangs Read More

Three former mayors endorse A.J. Wagner

With today’s announcement that former Dayton Mayor Mike Turner, now Congressman for the 10th district, endorses A.J. Wagner over Nan Whaley- that puts three former mayors behind Wagner. Current mayor, Independent Gary Leitzell, who had to “work” with Whaley for the last 3.8 years, already had backed Wagner, as had former Mayor Rhine McLin- who Read More

Mike Turner, Hypocrite

It wasn’t a problem when Mike Turner’s wife got a no-bid contract from the Dayton Development Coalition to give us the wildly expensive and horribly flawed “Get Midwest” campaign. It also wasn’t a problem that his wife did work under a GSA schedule for the US Army Corps of Engineers while he sat on the Read More

The ruse of representation

Why would elected officials hire a lobbyist? Isn’t that what we elect them to do? Represent us? The city of Dayton spends money on lobbyists, directly, and indirectly via funding to organizations like the Dayton Development Coalition. In all my years of following the Dayton City Commission, I don’t recall them having meetings with state Read More

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