Kevin Haddad talks about himself and his run for Sylvania Township Trustee

I was born in Toledo in 1955, lived here all my life and moved to Sylvania Township in 1984. I went to Woodward High and attended UT. I received my Cosmetology license in 1978 and bought my own salon in 1980. My wife, Kathy and I have been married 21 years and have 3 daughters. My oldest goes to BG and our younger 2 attend Southview. I have been in business for 29 going on 30 years. We also own a travel agency call Encore Travel and some condos in Sylvania.

I would like to restore some seed money for some of the community services that were stopped by Dee Dee and Pam. These services are to keep Sylvania Area Family Services, SCAT and Sister Cities seeded to keep us a community. I would like to stop the frivolous lawsuits that have cost the Township over $500,000.00 in legal fees. This is only an estimate for the Township Administraitor. He would not give me a total which could be as much as $1,000,000.00. He said he couldn't guess right now. I would like to work with the city on the water system that has been put on hold for several years. I would also like to create a tax district that the City would collect income tax from and spit it with the Township. This would put an end to annexation, if the project could be negotiated. This would be built in the township as an industrial park for green companies including a wind mill farm to produce electricity. I am hoping for the creation of 500 to 1,000 jobs in the community.

I will serve as an independant voice for all Sylvania and end the lack of communication with the City. I will hold community coffee meetings and go out and talk to people about their complaints to see that they are heard. When I ran in 2005, I met a gentleman that wanted the speed limit on Mitchaw Rd. reduced by Timberstone and a stop sign added. He said he had been trying to get something done for 4 years. I went to the County Engineers office instead of campaigning for as least 5 hours to help this man. The project was completed in 1 week. I don't do this for gratitude but to help my fellow man.

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I would like to restore some seed money for some of the community services

Let's call this what it really is: Haddad wants to raid whatever money is in the Township bank account and give it away to 'worthy causes'. Spending money ultimately causes taxes to increase, which is fine with Haddad who has income from two businesses and a string of condominiums, but might not sit too well with the rest of us who DO NOT WANT TO SEE OUR TAXES GO UP.

I would like to stop the frivolous lawsuits that have cost the Township over $500,000.00 in legal fees.

Name three. It's easy to make accusations like this without citing any examples and without a law degree. You're a hairdresser, not an attorney.

I would like to work with the city on the water system that has been put on hold for several years.

Translation: I would like to spend Township tax dollars on a water system that would allow the city to annex even more Township land by holding the homeowners hostage to water.

I would also like to create a tax district that the City would collect income tax from

Haddad wants to raise taxes in Sylvania Township. If Township residents wanted higher taxes, don't you think they would move to live in the city? That isn't happening.

I don't do this for gratitude but to help my fellow man.

Smells like a full litter box to me. Kevin Haddad is Keith Haddad's brother. This is the same Haddad family that wanted to annex the Township in one fell swoop via the merger. What the Haddads really want is more money to play with, despite a surplus of funds in the city's tax coffers. I guess avarice comes in all sizes. Right, Kevin? Right, Keith?

You two clowns ought to be bookends. You'd be more useful that way.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

I made use of this information for my vote involving Haddad's candidacy in the Nov. 2012 election.

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