This blog has discussed on-and-off the implications of State Senator Tim Grendell's election to the OH-98 House of Representatives Seat. This blog has also been privy to a lot of inside information regarding who MIGHT be Tim Grendell's successor.
It seems that the News-Herald finally caught onto this issue, over at their website today.
As this blog has pointed out Taxn' Trustee Chris Galloway of Concord Township is seeking the seat. Also, mentioned are former State Rep. Jaimie Callender, Bainbridge Township Trustee Matt Lynch, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, former State Senator Bob Gardner, and Former State Rep. Matt Dolan.
Taxn' Trustee Chris Galloway is a disaster of a pick. First off, this appointment is for a State Senate Seat by the State Senate Republican Caucus. Chris Galloway should be disqualied right here. Why?
Taxn' Trustee Galloway has been a paid consultant for the Ohio Democratic Party. Chris Galloway's Red State Strategies has been paid twice for work by the Ohio Democratic Party: Galloway's firm was paid $3,947.83 on 10/28/2009 and $10,848.55 on 11/09/09. See the documents below.
Chris Galloway should not be considered as a replacement for Tim Grendell on this basis alone. Flat out.
However, things get worse for Galloway. Galloway has earned the name Taxn' Trustee because he worked to raise taxes on his residents by getting a "safety levy" passed. Yikes! Galloway worked to raise taxes! It gets worse. A client of Chris Galloway, Lake County Commissioner Ray Sines, politically benefited by the tax increase; that is, Galloway helped potential client Sheriff Dan Dunlap balance the budget in Lake County thereby taking pressure off of Ray Sines.
Can it get any worse for a Galloway campaign to replace Grendell? Oh Yes!
Recently, someone asked can we trust a Taxn' Trustee that doesn't even own property in Concord Township, or OH-18 for that matter? No we can't.
See, Taxn' Trustee has an inside man. State Senator Tom Patton is working to get Galloway appointed. Tom Patton is a former democrat that Galloway used to work with.
Sources tell us Tim Grendell may not even take the OH-98 seat and stay in the Senate. That would be great!
Last thought: What do Taxn' Trustee Galloway's pals think about him being a paid democrat party operative? Do they suggest Taxn' Trustee Galloway is thrown out of his party, censured, ????
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