David Esrati for Dayton City Commission

Esrati vision for a digital Dayton

I believe that it’s time to make Dayton remarkable for doing things that other cities can’t pull off. The spirit of the Wright Brothers, Kettering, Deeds etc. It’s time to innovate our way to prosperity. To make Dayton the place people want to move to- instead of move away from. I see Dayton as a Read More

Campaign update

In my bid to be Dayton’s next City Commissioner for under $10,000 in expenditures and $10K in in-kind donations, I reached a milestone yesterday when I went over $6,000 raised, from 92 donors. Which means I only have $4,000 more to raise and spend to stick to my $10,000 pledge. However, I’ve only received about Read More

Petitions are GOOD! Esrati enters city commission race

I turned in 651 signatures on 18 forms on Wednesday to place my name on the ballot for Dayton City Commission. The Board of Elections has checked, rechecked and checked again and unfortunately, they were only able to knock out 12% of my signatures. Of the 651, I had 575 “good signatures’, 7 duplicates, 5 Read More

Money may not buy happiness, but it might buy a politician

The pre-election campaign finance reports were due yesterday. I hope to have the complete McLin and Whaley reports online early next week- because, they won’t publish anything truly informative on their sites. From the Dayton Daily News today: McLin declared contributions of just more than $51,862, from about 170 supporters, including $10,000 from Kitt C. Read More

The launch of a new kind of campaign: Esrati for City Commission

Today, is 30 days from petition turn in for the “Non-partisan” Dayton City Commission race. The petitions are closely guarded and held by both the Montgomery County Board of Elections and the Dayton City Commission office. So far there are 7 candidates with petitions out for City Commission and 4 for Mayor that are known: Read More