David Esrati

Nick Hrkman won't let David Esrati in the other voices column.

Other voices? Dayton Daily news protects readers from sacred cow slaughter

When Nick Hrkman took over the opinion pages I had high hopes for an improvement in the content. I was hoping to see better content. Instead, the mediocre Ray Marcano boots the excellent Thomas Suddes to Monday, and we see more even more “group think panels” presented… by the same folks we always hear from. Read More

Shenise Turner-Sloss and Darryl Fairchild - Heroes of the Revolution

The Dayton 2023 Budget Showdown

Background There have been lone voices on the Dayton City Commission before; Abner Orrick, Mike Turner, Dean Lovelace, Gary Leitzell. Lovelace quickly lost his independent streak, and became just another yes man. With the election of Shenise Turner-Sloss, the people finally have 2 votes that care about them with Darryl Fairchild providing the 2nd voice. Read More

A tale of two democratic parties

Right after my shoulder surgery, I went to the Montgomery County Democratic Party meeting- with the intention of throwing my hat into the ring for Chairman. There is no way I would have gotten elected, because, the Monarchy has their own plans. But, it turns out, excluding me from running because I wasn’t a precinct Read More

And the voters said… Carolyn Rice

No this isn’t Arizona where some traitors in the boards of elections are refusing to certify votes. This is Montgomery County Ohio- where the final election results just came in at 1:24 pm today. There are no surprises except one: Carolyn Rice will remain your county commissioner with 92,501 votes to Jordan Wortham’s 91,038. That’s Read More

Defund Politicians

Out of failure, the roadmap to the future

I lost to Mike Turner. It was expected. However, I spent a hell of a lot less to lose than anyone else- and had zero party support. To the little over 200 people who donated to my campaign and believed enough in me to put their money where my mouth is- I owe eternal thanks. Read More

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