by sherry mann
Following the announcement of candidates who met the signature requirements to run in various area races, we contacted a few of the most liberty minded candidates to offer them a unique advertising opportunity. For very little cost these candidates were invited to submit articles on the subject of their own passions, and these were included in our January print edition. Other candidates heard about the opportunity, and we did not refuse to include any candidates who contacted us.
We are pleased to share the results of “our” candidates’ efforts. (The candidates who have links are the ones who participated in the opportunity.)
U.S. Representative – District 15 (C)
Ryon, David (C) 51.26%
Macisco, Chris (C) 48.74%
Governor/Lieutenant Governor (L)
Ken Matesz, Margaret Ann Leech (L) 100.00% 4,255
U.S. Representative – District 12 (L)
Irvine, Travis (L) 60.54% 339
Florek, Eddie (L) 39.46% 221
State Representative – District 02 (R)
Brenner, Andrew (R) 24.42% 4,162
Schweitzer, Craig* (R) 22.77% 3,880
Lear, Beth (R) 22.32% 3,803
Saliba, Traci (R) 13.61% 2,319
Phillips, Mark (R) 8.60% 1,465
Mayle, Jeffery (R) 8.29% 1,413
* Although Craig Schweitzer did not win, his impressive showing is notewothy considering he is a first time candidate who beat out Traci Saliba, a 17-year political veteran in Delaware county, Mark Phillips, a Delaware area attorney, Beth Lear, who worked as a legislative aide for nearly a decade which includes her educational issue work at the Buckeye Institute and Jeffery Mayle who ran in the Republican primary against Kris Jordan in March 2008. Though Mayle was defeated in 2008 by the widely known and popular Jordan, he took 30.33 percent of the vote.
Schweitzer lost to Andrew Brenner with just a 1%+ spread. Brenner is a political veteran and won the difficult four-way 2004 County Recorder race. His wife Sara Marie serves as a Powell City Councilman.
Congratulations to these liberty-minded candidates. We wish them much continued success!
Laws must be justified by something more than the will of the majority. They must rest on the eternal foundation of righteousness. That state is most fortunate in its form of government which has the aptest instruments for the discovery of laws. The latest, most modern and nearest perfect system that statesmanship has devised is representative government. Its weakness is the weakness of us imperfect human beings who administer it. Its strength is that even such administration secures to the people more blessings than any other system ever produced. No nation has discarded it and retained liberty. Representative government must be preserved.
On Monday, October 13, the televised debate between Republican incumbent Pat Tiberi, Democratic challenger David Robinson and Libertarian candidate Steve Linnabary began the first of the mud slinging portion of the final stretch of the battle for OHio’s 12th Congressional seat. What happens next will be anyone’s guess as the two front-runners, Robinson and Tiberi face off tonight in a debate to be broadcast live at 8 p.m. as the proverbial you-know-what hits the fan from the WOSU studios at COSI.
One of the items sure to be of discussion will be Rep. Pat Tiberi’s accusation that Dr. David Robinson plagiarized his Apollo II energy initiative from a piece of legislation introduced by Washington Rep. Jay Inslee in 2005, also called the Apollo Project. In the October 13th debate, Tiberi said,
“Interesting to note, my opponent just mentioned his Apollo II energy project, and I was reading through it over the weekend. I also read–I thought it looked familiar–a bill that was introduced by Jay Inslee in 2005 that is remarkably the same–and I encourage all the reporters here to look at it. Jay Inslee, the Apollo project, that is almost word for word like the Apollo II project.”