Lucas County Commissioner Primary Debate for the Democrats

CoL prides itself on being non-partisan. We are interested in elected officials who want to be public servants, and who are willing to be good stewards of and fiscally responsible with our money.

While our group is not in a position to endorse candidates, our goal is to enpower our members and the community to vote their conscious, principles and values. With that expectation, we hope to provide both voters and candidates with the resources they need to get the message out.

It is our pleasure to host a primary debate for the Lucas County Commissioner Democrat Primary. We hope that our efforts will attract voters from both parties to gather information from candidates in order to make informed decisions at the polls in May.

Carol Contrada - confirmed
Art Jones - confirmed
Ben Krompak -declined
Earl Murry -confirmed
Tim Porter -confirmed
Michael Zychowicz - declined

The Maumee Library meeting room holds 100 people.

The doors will open at 6pm with the debate beginning at 6:30pm.

Each Candidate provides a brief opening statement (2 minutes).
Approximately 1 ½ hours. Pre-Selected Questions are asked of each candidate, other
candidates are provided a brief time to respond. Questions from the audience will be taken for 30 minutes after the formal debate is completed.

The Toledo Free Press will be our media partner, and Fred LeFebvre will be moderating again

No votes yet

Krompack drops out with an e -maiil to the COL explaining that he can't in his words "reconcile my own philosophy of government with that of the Tea Party movement." Okay, so then how can you say two paragraphs later that you will be "committed to representing all Lucas County residents, not merely those who vote for me." How can you represent someone whose philosophy you don't believe in? Let the dancing begin.

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.


As my wife can tell you, I rarely dance.

I cannot and do not represent the political philosophy of the Tea Party movement. But it is absolutely my responsibility if elected to look out for all Lucas County taxpayers, to provide good constituent service to everyone seeking help from my office, and to take into consideration the views of others when making decisions.

While I appreciate the invitation, it is out of respect for the sincerity of the beliefs of Children of Liberty members that I feel I should not participate in their event. I'm not seeking their votes. I doubt you'll hear this kind of candor from politicians this evening.

Ben Krompak
Democrat for Commissioner

Ben Krompak
Wilkowski for Mayor

Just saw a quick little report about your debate on Fox. They mentioned two candidates who declined. Unfortunately the shots they took didn't show too many butts in the seats. Were you well attended?

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