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Election Day 2013

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    When it comes to national elections, I’ll admit to being more than a little jaded about the voting process. . . but Tuesday’s ballot has lots of local issues and candidates: our votes will really count.

    I just wanted to post a little nag to help get out the vote. I have some strong feelings on a couple of issues. As a parent of CCS students, I’m hoping and praying that Mike Wiles keeps his seat -he’s been the only responsive board member, in my experience (hence, I’m a volunteer for the Wiles campaign). I’m also voting against 50/51 -but really, I just hope there’s a decent voter turn out.

    Columbus government could be so much better and so much more accountable, if all its residents cared enough to vote their beliefs!

    #553915

    AmyJ
    Participant

    Yes, please get out and vote! Issues 50 & 51 can really change the face of public education and not necessarily for the better, so educate yourself and hit the polls!

    I’ll give Mike Wiles a plug too. He’s the only school board member that was demanding transparency, accountability, and reform and he really deserves to keep his spot at the table.

    #553916

    labi
    Participant

    If you’re still slightly hazy on candidates for judge, school board, or city council, the League of Women Voters has a very helpful Voter Information Bulletin. Fifteen minutes later, I feel much better prepared to go to the polls.

    The guide covers everything being voted on today in central Ohio.

    #553917

    cmcmenemy
    Participant

    Agreed! Get out and vote today! Please don’t think that your vote isn’t important. Every vote counts!

    I’ll encourage everyone to vote NO on Issues 50 & 51. The Columbus City Schools district has no detailed plan to back the 24% tax hike, and the increase in property tax and rents will make it even harder for families to meet their basic needs. Kids won’t do better in school when they have less money for food.

    I’m also voting for Mike Wiles for school board. He’s the only one I can fully support based on his record and my meetings with the candidates!

    #553918

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    No on 50 & 51, yes on Wiles.

    Also did anyone else read the LWV questionnaire for the guy running against Hugh Dorrian? LOL…

    #553919

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Analogue Kid said:
    No on 50 & 51, yes on Wiles.

    Also did anyone else read the LWV questionnaire for the guy running against Hugh Dorrian? LOL…

    Yes! He’s like The Onion candidate.

    #553920
    rus
    rus
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    Analogue Kid said:
    No on 50 & 51, yes on Wiles.

    Also did anyone else read the LWV questionnaire for the guy running against Hugh Dorrian? LOL…

    Wow.

    #553921
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Vote Macke for Environmental Judge, he’ll put the boot down on McGee!

    #553922
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Analogue Kid said:
    Also did anyone else read the LWV questionnaire for the guy running against Hugh Dorrian? LOL…

    More info available on his website…

    http://www.igorforohio.com/

    #553923

    SteveKZ087
    Participant

    rus said:
    Wow.

    I thought the same thing. At first I had “Ooh! Not an incumbent!” intrigue. Needless to say, it didn’t take very long to read his platform.

    #553924
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    I can’t stop googling this dude. Here’s a great exchange I found, sounds like something straight out of Eastern Promises:

    Columbus Auditor Hugh Dorrian has had some odd moments in his 47-year political career, but what happened Monday night was a doozy.

    During a break in the city council meeting, Igor Ternovsky, Dorrian’s opponent in the November election, approached him in a hallway.

    “I want to know if you will agree to a political deal,” said Ternovsky, who was wearing un-City Hall-like tattered jeans, sneakers and an oversize coat.

    Stunned, Dorrian didn’t know what to say. He gathered himself and replied: “I don’t do political deals, especially with my opponents.”

    Ternovsky, currently a Libertarian, told Dorrian he was starting his own political party and suggested Dorrian work out a deal because he was close to retirement. The implication was for Dorrian to step aside.

    “Maybe you think about it and get back to me,” Ternovsky said.

    Dorrian, 77, repeated that he wouldn’t consider any deal. Ternovsky hurried away without any more details.

    “I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life,” Dorrian told a reporter who witnessed the exchange.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/03/21/candidate-already-ready-to-start-dealing.html

    #553925
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    SteveKZ087 said:
    I thought the same thing. At first I had “Ooh! Not an incumbent!” intrigue. Needless to say, it didn’t take very long to read his platform.

    Yeah. Definitely in “smile, nod, and slowly back away” territory.

    #553926

    Geno99
    Participant

    We’re planning to vote. The hardest thing is always figuring out the judges.

    #553927

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    Geno99 said:
    We’re planning to vote. The hardest thing is always figuring out the judges.

    The League of Women Voters publishes a guide to the judicial candidates that includes a bio and a questionnaire that the candidates fill out. It is probably the best guide, IMHO:

    http://lwvcols.org/voting/vib.php

    There are also guides to other issues.

    #553928

    Senator Tankerbell
    Participant

    Walker said:
    More info available on his website…

    http://www.igorforohio.com/

    My favorite part of his website is the header that features a map of Colorado, Utah and Arizona.

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