District 4 - Who is worth voting for?

Where can I find out what the canidates running for District 4 stand for? I haven't recieved a knock on the door, a phone call or any literature. I don't think any of my neighbors downtown have.

I don't have a clue what any of them stand for other than a few blurbs in the paper or on the radio. Any suggestions on who is worth voting for?

Thanks

No votes yet

You can find full length interviews with each one on my website at wspd.com click on fred lefebvre and the morning news podcast. it's worth listening to, and if it doesn't help contact the candidates themselves and get your questions answered.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I was going to suggest going to the candidates' websites, but according to the Blade it appears that none of the District 4 candidates has a website. This seems odd since 9 of the 10 District 2 candidates and 2 of the 3 District 6 candidates do have websites. Does this indicate something in and of itself?

I got one knock (loud & often) on my door (made my 2 dogs crazy, barking) - pain in the ass (I've been sick) hauling my ass down to answer the door (2 flights of stairs), only to discover the father of a Lindsey Webb, hoping to score my approval to vote for his daughter. I personally do NOT appreciate politicians (or their families & friends) disrupting my time to advertise door to door; I feel phone calls are equally intrusive. The media puts this info in our faces constantly as it is - we know how to read & research, if we are at all interested to do so. Just my opinion, but I feel about the same to door to door political solicitors the same way I feel about door to door candle & sweeper salesmen - they are an intrusion, and aren't likely to have any solid answers to any solutions to real problems. That much was pretty much proven when the Blade ran all the little 'bios' of the candidates recently. (And how did they choose those 3 hot topic questions to ask, and why is Southwyck always front & center? Southwyck hasn't been successful in quite some time, and they can talk about re inventing it but the outcome is and will be the same. Ditto Northtown & the Erie St. Market. Give it up already.)
I realize I am probably a minority on my feelings about all of this - so be it. I've lost patience & respect for hoping to see any kind of serious change in Toledo (or Ohio). I do believe the smoking ban burned the last hopeful bridge of economic recovery for me. (If you think foreclosures & bankrupsies are bad now, just wait till winter, when the patios shut down.) Toledo (and Ohio) simply seems to recycle the same people. And when new names do appear, their answers are so empty & vapid & they seem to have no real solutions on how they'll fix things, or they fall back onto that old "Let's save Southwyck", or TPS, which I'm sick to death of hearing about. (There are countries more poor, with lesser schools & funding, that have better educational successes than our country does - it's more than throwing money at the schools. For starters - give the power to discipline back to the schools, without fear of lawsuits for damaging little Timmy's psyche. Make parents accountable to make their kids accountable. My daughter came back from the Black Swamp Art Festival & was stunned by an 8 yr old boy & his dad. His dad laughed as he left his son briefly, said 'he doesn't hit so hard'. His son was swatting my daughter & others with a drum stick (musical), hard. Just an example.)

Look it all up in the Blade online if you don't get the paper - all the candidates were listed in there with bio's & question & answers (all of 3). I have no idea why they felt that whether the police should kick in towards their medical coverage was a critical question to these candidates - but it was one of the 3 (everybody else has to kick in towards their coverage - why not policemen?). The other questions were about Southwyck (save or not), and something about their thoughts about retail in Toledo. Nothing critical in importance.

is the best bet for District 4. I live in district 4 and we need a vast amount of intervention, from streets to housing, to jobs to child and elder issues.

Ronnell Traynum is running on a platform of change, which is always good. We need change in District 4 to make our neighborhoods once again a place to raise a family.

From what I have seen and heard from Ronnell Traynum, she will do what she says, which is to be the voice for the community in which she lives.

Me too and we have not been visited by one candidate.

Ms. Traynum does seem like a fresh and new face and person with ideas.

http://toledoohioneighborhoodconcerns.com/blog

I can only hope She get's her internet act together so we can all learn more about her before the election. If anyone in the district wants..they can use me as a "Write In"..lol

hey Chad im so glad you want to know more about me! What am i for ? the People, U and Me! I have no hidden agenda, I want the needs of our community heard and met! I want progress for our childrens education and for the develpoment and redevlopment of district 4 and the city of Toledo as a whole! I want Toledo to be the Familn city that i know it can be, safe and secure,progressing, building, changing! I want to be the voice, the advocate for us!

Purnhrt says...From what I have seen and heard from Ronnell Traynum, she will do what she says, which is to be the voice for the community in which she lives.

Ronnell says...I want the needs of our community heard and met! I want progress for our childrens education and for the develpoment and redevlopment of district 4 and the city of Toledo as a whole! I want Toledo to be the Familn city that i know it can be, safe and secure,progressing, building, changing! I want to be the voice, the advocate for us!

Purnhrt,
you say she will do what she says...What is she saying?

Ronnell,
while you sound perky and energetic, from your comments I still don't know where you stand. All I hear is that you "want" alot. We all do. What I need to know is how you plan on achieving alll the "wants" you listed.

Of course I don't live in Distrct 4 so I can't vote for you anyhow. But, as a prospective representative of the city, what are you going to do and how are you going to achieve it from a city perspective and not just District 4?

These generic statements are just the same old, same old I have heard a thousand time.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Ms. Traynum does seem like a fresh and new face and person with ideas

Again...we all have ideas what will make this city run better. What specificaly is she going to do to turn her ideas into realities?

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Are any of the candidates going to do, is a good question.

I look at Traynum as a fresh face as compared to one who has been in office and as far as I can see has done little for the district that I know about.

Responsiveness from his office is poor.

As a business person Councilman Ashford should show his business acumen and attend meetings.

http://toledoohioneighborhoodconcerns.com/blog

Well, I have experience with Ashford that is less than positive, I don't much care for the other two candidates so that leaves you. I worked with a guy who's wife knows you and was told by him that you are at least worth a shot. He talked highly of you and I'm hoping he's right. I dunno what your chances are today..but I hope it's you and the MA at the Nov. vote.

I wonder if Ashford's middle name starts with a "I", that would make it easy..MIA.....lol.

District 4 needs a solid, show up kinda person for the good of all of us.

I'm part of it. Good post as always and I hope you're feeling better.
;^)

----------------------

BRING THE TROOPS HOME-NOW!

_________________
"They keep talking about drafting a constitution for Iraq.Why don't we give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, and we're not using it any more".

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.