Shenise Turner-Sloss

138 Million ways to not blow it: Dayton Commission 2021 candidates plans

Full disclosure- at one time or another, I’ve done work for Scott Sliver, Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner Sloss. Pop quiz: Dayton has a great track record of spending money on things that? A) Make demolition contractors millionaires. B) Make developers who donate to candidates wealthy. C) Let Meds, Eds, and Feds all escape any Read More

Montgomery County Democratic party continues to insult voters

Last Thursday, the Montgomery County Democratic Party “voted” over Zoom to endorse candidates in the Dayton City Commission Race, the Dayton and Huber Heights Mayors race. They did it based on the recommendations of a “screening committee” that was never elected to screen anyone. They were hand picked by Mark Owens, the party chairman, who Read More

Nan Whaley can’t run for anything because…

The Dayton Daily News actually has Esrati.com scooped- only because Whaley handed it to them on a platter, but the reasoning behind this announcement is the real news: Democrat Nan Whaley said she will not run for re-election to a third term as Dayton mayor this year, which raises the possibility that she’ll seek statewide Read More

The Party should be over for the Political Parties

Winning teams have deep benches. The NFL continues to electrify week after week because of the “next man up” reality. No matter how good you are, there’s someone working to take your spot, aspiring to be your replacement. And, that’s what’s missing from American politics, with our two party system that’s all about keeping fossils Read More

Who is buying Matt Joseph and Chris Shaw this time?

Pre-General campaign finance reports were due today, and of course, in modern American politics, we handicap politicians by their fundraising. So, if dollars are votes, here’s the election results (vote for 2, 2 seats available). The Campaign finance reports are “enhanced” as best can be, to be semi-ADA compliant by me- and documents straightened. Shaw Read More

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