Steve Austria

Battle of the bad school boards

When I first ran for City Commission, Abner Orick was the director of the Board of Elections. He asked me “why don’t you run for school board first to get your name out?” I didn’t have kids in school, I didn’t understand politics in Dayton yet, and I didn’t realize that school boards are one Read More

Wright State- Wrong University Leadership

Dr. David Hopkins is a nice guy. A very nice guy. But, frankly, how many screw ups is a leader allowed to have before he gets shown the door. Obviously, at least 9- like a cat, if it’s Wright State, Wrong University. Off the top of my head- we have the hiring of Jim Leftwich, Read More

The Democratic Monarchy of Montgomery County Endorsed Dirty Money tonight

Apparently Chairman Mark Owens, who can’t raise money and can’t beat an upstart like Gary Leitzell despite a 6-to-1 cash advantage plus incumbency, directed his private top-secret screening committee to back Sharen “dirty money” Neuhardt. The reason “she’s a proven fundraiser and can beat Mike Turner” according to Chairmen Mark. First off, Turner already has Read More

David Esrati for Congress OH-10 panhandling flyer front

Panhandling my way to Congress

The definition of panhandling is to to stop people on the street and ask for food or money. Due to the botched economy, we’ve had sizable job growth in the field. Apparently, communities across OH-10 including Dayton, West Carrollton and even Beavercreek have been in a big rush to make sure those of us still Read More

#occupyDayton sign that has it all

When will we see 99% Democrats on the ballot?

I’ve seen accusations that this #occupy movement is just a start of the Obama campaign. I don’t think the President has any clue of how to mobilize these people, or he’d already be doing it. The big question to me, is when will see see candidates grasping onto the movement? We have Tea Party Republicans, Read More

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