Would You Vote For Someone Other Than Pete Gerken and Tina Skeldon Wozniak Based Solely On Their Refusal To Fire the Dog Warden
Today, Pete Gerken and Tina Skeldon Wozniak denied Ben Konop's motion to remove Tom Skeldon as dog warden. (not sure if Tina had a conflict of interest there).
One could say this vote was predictable. Putting aside Tina's possible conflict of interest, we should take a look at the other commissioner's past statements.
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In the Annex at the Omni 2567 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, Oh
Sat. Oct. 17th 8pm-11pm
On WGTE, Carty and Sandy Isenberg discussed politics and whatnot on "Deadline Now."
It's amazing that this woman has any respect in the community to be asked to appear on the show, and why would Carty agree to appear on a program with this crook?
Ben Konop's aunt and direct connection to the "good ole boys network" then said that back in the day she and others on council used to have a certain "camaraderie" and were in it for the "greater good."
Good Lord! Did the gretaer good include a roof on her house?
Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo!
Friday morning I host the two heads of the YMCA/JCC for an hour long interview about the South YMCA. Robert Alexander, Pres. CEO, and Paul Schlatter head of the Board of Directors will be on to give us the final update on "the deal" and the future of the South Y location. Did the constant barrage of negative coverage hurt fundraising? What happens after three years? Is what Alexander makes important to the story?
Should be fun.
Konop blames Gerken for being "aggressive" on push for Township patrol charges - says he is undecided
Tonight at the Children of Liberty sponsored candidate forum, the issue was raised about Ben's stance on the township patrols. Ben said he was undecided on the issue but did blame Gerken for pushing the issue. He said that Gerken was aggressive and in my opinion pretty much left the impression it was his idea. Ben Konop himself said he was "undecided" and "still researching" the issue. Don Z of WSPD recorded Ben's presentation and Q and A and hopefully they will include this part in the video.
I just got back from Voting. I Voted NO. No on the Oregon Property TAX Levy! I just wish that there was a HELL-NO button!
lol? Good work wasting three minutes of my life ABC 13.
Lucas County Commissioner and Mayoral candidate Ben Konop, who by running for mayor is warning us he is a liar, has his Wikipedia page protected from any truth. With his embarrassing video all over the internet, CNN, Comedy Central, and MSNBC, one would hope that a quick visit to Konop's Wiki page would provide some insight. The man has demonstrated a lack of character by breaking pledges. ( http://thetommorrissey.com/toledo-free-press/ben-konop-honor-your-word/ )
However, the Controversies page has been removed more than once by user "BKonop." The man is a LC Commissioner, running for Mayor, and is editing his Wikipedia page - talk about qualified.
A friend just emailed me that the Konop heckler video has made it's way to the front page of MSN. It's on the left hand side as the featured video highlight as of 2 minutes ago.
If you did not see this, check it out. Ben Konop was heckled at his press conference over the weekend. What do you think about what the heckler was saying? I thought it was Tom Morrisey at first :) Thats fair...
For the low down, please see:
Update 7/31 - Konop makes MSN
Some in Lucas County, with fresh new levies passed last year, have bumped up their salary.
The Commissioners are angry.
As Lucas County prepares to slash staff and freeze wages, the leaders of three agencies that assist many of the county's most at-risk residents are enjoying pay raises.
Eleven people have been named to the newly formed Dog Warden Advisory Panel, The Blade calls for a new dog warden and it appears that Ben Konop may have stepped into a small animal trap when he chose to question and possibly criticize the actions of dog killer 'Baby Doc' Skeldon and the Lucas county Tonton Macoute. Don't be too quick to chew your leg off, Ben. I think you'll find some help from the voters in Lucas county on this one.
Skeldon's jack booted thugs have killed another dog, this time using a tranquilizer rifle. It seems that when five of the thugs couldn't catch the little dog, one of the thugs shot it while it was on the owner's front porch. But not to worry, because according to Tom Skeldon, the dog was loose near a school [so] his deputies took extra precautions to keep people safe.
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune is reporting that after 20k was spent investigating the hard drives of Seneca County Commisioner's computers, nothing was found.
Attorneys for the county said the search brought forth no evidence the former Seneca County Board of Commissioners conducted any improper meetings, and do not support The Blade's allegation against the board it discussed matters relating to the demolition of the 1884 courthouse outside of public meetings.
The County has a new website design. It's very nice, easy to use, pleasant to look at, and created not in Lucas County but elsewhere. That can't be right can it? Why it seems like only 3 years ago Ben Konop was telling us "Communities across the country are realizing that small business is big business. They're preserving their distinctive identity and promoting strong local living economies. How? By working to keep money in their community. It matters.
By Tom Morrissey in this weekend's Toledo Free Press.
...Konop’s actions are more than just small ethics violations. While Konop has not committed any crime in breaking his word to the voters, the fact that he is violating his own ethics pledge is unforgivable. There are no such things as small ethics violations, for it is through one’s performance in the little things character and integrity is built. If Konop cannot be trusted to keep his word and finish his term, what can he be trusted with? He certainly cannot be trusted with Toledo’s highest elected office.....