This bio comes from the DDN voters guide- which I reposted here http://esrati.com/?p=8281
Bio: Husband and proud father of five. Retired AF officer, C-141 navigator, AF Academy Prep School Instructor, X-45 Pilot, Research Scientist, and Test and Evaluation manager. Masters of Arts in Teaching (mathematics) and BS in Physics. Adjunct Faculty member Sinclair Community College.
Question 1: How will you deal with the continuing costs of military actions and the costs of domestic needs?
Answer 1: The preferred method of reducing the costs of military action is to not engage in one unnecessarily. You can tell from my summer of 2003 web post “Thank God for Senator Robert Byrd” I knew even then the invasion of Iraq was a bad decision. I’ll take that same superior judgment to Congress.
One of the many avenues for reducing the cost of government is to change the mindset of commanders and department heads that lead them to spend to budget. Budgets must take inflation into account. Expenditures should reflect value. Change the mindset and save 10% this year.
Question 2: What are the most important issues in this race?
Answer 2: The single most important issue in this race is to maximize the number of informed voters. To regain our stride toward national prosperity we must put our financial house in order. This is a complicated equation of the right taxes, smart regulations and a national commitment that demands we invest brain power to implement the best solution. Four months before Petraeus became commander in Iraq, I outlined the premise of our involvement with the “Iraqi Awakening”. In 2009 I proposed the President’s latest housing solution. To ensure our highest standard of living, voters should be knowledgeable when choosing a candidate.
These are the videos from various candidates nights. McMasters has also filmed himself at most of the events. He has helped me out sharing his video when my camera has had issues.
He is not taking any donations, instead investing up to $4,000 of his own money on his campaign.
He has a piece of campaign literature, as displayed above right.He has put vinyl letters on his mini-van. He ran as a Republican against John Boehner in 2010, but has run other times as a Dem. He calls himself a fiscal conservative. He will make excuses for his website- which until he discovered Esrati.com, wasn’t using a content management system. He’s rebuilding his site- but almost always talks about positions he wrote long ago that would have solved all major of our major crisis.
He has reflective bumper stickers too, and expects volunteers to work for him at random without giving them the tools of a modern campaign. He sometimes has awkward pauses in his speeches and tends to sound like a technocrat in describing his solutions. The audience didn’t laugh at his joke and after the third time of trying the same one about the extroverted physicist he put it away.
He has 5 very well behaved kids, lives in Huber Heights.
VOTE Tom McMasters for congress
To lower the deficit and strengthen the economy choose the democratic ballot on March 6th
Paid for by Tom McMasters (with permission from his wife)
McMasters is in a 6 way race to run against Congressman Mike Turner in the newly redrawn OH-10 district that includes all of Montgomery and Greene Counties and the northern part of Fayette County.
His opponents are David Esrati (author of this site and producer of all the videos), Olivia Freeman, Sharen Neuhardt, Ryan Steele and Mack Van Allen.