Dear fellow tax hikers, we are writing to correct a grave injustice. The Cincinnati Enquirer published a Sunday editorial calling on the voters to defeat Leslie Ghiz as she seeks re-election to Cincinnati City Council. This mean editorial called her a "distraction", accused her of "throwing bombs" that are often "personal, petty, and nasty", and said she affects Council in negative ways.
All that and more are the things we love most about our Ghizzy. If you think Leslie Ghiz is personal, petty, and nasty on Council, wait until you get to know her in real life. She curses like a drunken sailor, and many say she drinks like one too. Those are the characteristics of one classy woman.
These personal attributes are great, but they aren't the #1 reason we have always supported Ghizzy. She believes in the things we believe. Ghizzy supported the proposed 15 year, $777 million Sales Tax increase for Hamilton County. Ghiz voted to build the popular Cincinnati streetcar. Ghiz voted to give taxpayer money to John Pepper's Freedom Center. And speaking of Pepper, Ghiz publicly endorsed Democrat David Pepper for County Commissioner, assisting him in his legendary victory which turned our county over to the Democrats.
Raising taxes, building streetcars, endorsing Democrats, behaving in a personal, petty, and nasty manner - these reasons and more are why we proudly endorse Leslie Ghiz for Cincinnati City Council. Even though she is term-limited and will immediately start running for Judge as soon as the election is over, she is entitled to be re-elected to Council. Ghizzy is one of us. We support her 100%.