Mark Owens

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

Dayton political ecosystem just collapsed, R hires D for countywide office

Everyday except Tuesdays, for the last 3 years, John McManus would get in his aging Lexus LS350 and drive to Columbus around 1:30 in the afternoon to work for the Franklin County Clerk of Courts. There, he worked in a true countywide clerks office, with electronic filing for every court. With second shift hours to Read More

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. Read More

Why the Montgomery Democratic Party is a joke

Mark Owens, Montgomery County Party Chairman and Dayton Clerk of Courts came up to me after the meeting to ask me if I gave someone the finger. I said yes, and that the little old lady has been disrespecting me for years, mostly by hissing when I spoke, but tonight, as I started to speak Read More

Court clerks are jerks in Montgomery County

We have too many clerk of courts in Montgomery County. We have too many courts too. In the entire state of Wisconsin and Florida, there is one universal courts website. All cases, criminal, civil, probate, are managed in one place. They have one login per attorney, one set of forms, one set of fees, one Read More

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