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"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed and everything will be well."



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Jb it seems we support the nice guys and gals , people we think have integrity and then they get in office. And after a few years at most they turn into lying jerks. Look at Norbert Shafer and Tim Armstrong. Both lost because they turned against the people who got them elected and started passing out favors to “special” people.

Added: July 17, 2018 10:42:59 PM
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A group of industry owners and executives who bought elected officials and demanded they invest public dollars in their privately owned for profit businesses. They established a TIF zone saying it would benefit the entire county with new jobs.

But since that time jobs have steadily declined and the group now takes over one million dollars from the city, county and school budgets. They use it for pet projects like new sewers for Grote at the expense of nearly one million dollars and a new road behind Craig(county councilman) auto to increase his property value . They purchased a worthless shovel ready swamp decades back and haven’t been able to “bring new industry” to build there. No industry with an owner with an IQ above room temperature would not buy or build there.

All in all , they are a group of men who donate to their favorite charities by stealing from the rest of town. They’ve changed their name from MIDCOR to partners something to EDP to JCIDC and who knows what else before the entire community called them the gang of 8(G8) after they sued the county for not giving them taxpayer money. (And lost) .

Their attorney was jailed and disbarred and the mayor(Huntington) who helped create the gang- was kicked off by the very same people he helped scam the community.

All in all a bunch of arrogant azzes who have lost all of the credibility and respect they had before they got so greedy to steal from everyday citizens. Basically they are thieves; they are the very reason Madison/Jefferson County has become a stagnant community with a stagnant economy..


Added: July 17, 2018 10:03:20 PM
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Where are we with the overcrowding situation at the Jefferson County jail ? Are they still seeking a solution, or will this be passed on to the next administration? Does the jail population affect the decisions being made in our courts ?

Added: July 17, 2018 09:37:20 PM
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We have to drain our own swamp and all the old cronies.

For our new political offices we need new names and new faces who are not connected to the Madison/Jefferson County Swamp.

How do we do that?

Madison and Jefferson County are in effect ruled by a small clan of 30 or so wealthy, powerful, or influential individuals who perpetuate their rule by moving from board to board, appointing their friends etc (who in return appoint them).

They operate outside of the electoral process while pandering to it and continue in power for generations.

They need the local media to operate, so they either make the owner one of them or pretend to. Hence,no facts or accountability. Even more so than with elected officials, they truly believe they are better stewards of our money, our city/county and future than we are ourselves.

Our best bet is vote for decent people with PROVEN INTEGRITY who are not or have never been part of our local swamp.


Added: July 17, 2018 09:40:42 PM
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I think the gas theft occurred in the county, not the city. It says Madison township, which does not necessarily mean Madison city limits.

Added: July 17, 2018 08:48:41 PM
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Who is this gang of eight that is referenced? Just curious

Added: July 17, 2018 05:53:19 PM
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Both posts are Half right half wrong. Julie was Appointed to replace the Commissioner who was facing charges of ghost employment because he used county employees on his farm. She was then elected but got caught lying about her duties when she was double dipping and had to resign her job at SEIRPC. She served as commissioner when huntington was mayor. Look it up!

Added: July 17, 2018 04:58:25 PM
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Who ever wins mayor I hope they will clean up the city police department. Saw on Facebook Jefferson County sheriff department is having to take over a theft of gas that happened on the city because obviously MPD will not investigate it. The Welch administration has made MPD a joke in this community.

Added: July 17, 2018 03:33:21 PM
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Julie Berry went to work for Markt Lytle when he was elected Mayor. Had a job ( I don't know where, Versailles I think) when Don Server didn't run she ran as Commissioner. Get your facts straight!!

Added: July 17, 2018 02:59:34 PM
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Julie Berry is as low as they come. Not only did she knowingly have two government jobs at the same time, after being forced to give one up, she then went to work for some kind of environmental company. She used her position as a Commissioner to try to sell that company's services to local government.
The Gang of Eight would rather have her than Damon, but as they did with Tim Armstrong, they'll assure Damon that they have his back. (Remember Tim went so far as to moving Midcor into city hall).
At least Wallace has both police and administrative experience. That doesn't mean he would be a good mayor, just that the learning curve would be shorter.
Courtney is in the same class as Berry. Not only did he support McGee against Damon in the last primary, he did the same thing in supporting his uncle against Norbert. When party chairman go against their party's setting elected officials, that shows a complete lack of loyalty. He would just as well sell out the local citizens. Maybe the money guys told him to do it, but that just means he has no party loyalty or ethics.
Yes, Damon is low on intelligence, but ever since he got burned on giving a health care company $750,000 and shafting the senior citizens, he has more or less settled down. Say what you will about the other programs, but it is mostly not local tax dollars.
My favorites, Welch and Wallace for the least damage.
Berry and Courtney, not my vote.


Added: July 17, 2018 12:40:38 PM
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