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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

Why the sales tax hike isn’t the answer

I’m one of the people stirred up about the sales tax hike. I’ve already known for years that if I do my shopping in Greene county, I can save .5% on sales tax that funds the RTA- a Montgomery County Service that actually goes to Greene county on my dime (WSU and the Greene). I Read More

DeFries still on R primary ballot despite dropping out Mar 1

In just another epic example of the failure of parties endorsing in primaries, and boards of elections serving more as boards of (s)election in Ohio- Republican party favorite Bill DeFries will appear on the ballot on May 8 despite dropping out Mar 1. It was a crowded race to begin with – former Dayton Mayor Read More

Why bother to have elections at all in Montgomery County?

Donald Trump won Montgomery County. The local democratic party did nothing to win any new seats, and Debbie Lieberman came within 1% of losing to Gary Leitzell, who only spent $6000 and barely campaigned. No seats changed hands. No republicans were replaced, no incumbents got voted out. Phil Plummer who should be in jail instead Read More

Election questions that need answers

The “primary” election on May 7th for the Dayton Mayor and City Commission positions isn’t a primary- it’s a run-off election, to narrow the field to two candidates for Mayor and four candidates for two city commission seats. This means one candidate from each race will be left out. Typically, primaries are held for political Read More

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