Dear fellow tax hikers, we proudly endorse Green Township Trustee Tracy Winkler for Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. We have previously endorsed Winkler for higher office and we stand behind her 100% as she applies to be selected by our Hamilton County Republican Party for this vacancy. She is going to get this appointment. One key reason is because of Winkler's key role in hiring Jennifer Triantafilou, who was the wife of GOP Chairman Alex Triantafilou, for a Green Township government position she was completely unqualified to hold.
Citizen watchdog and candidate for Green Township Trustee Jeffry Smith has compiled extensive documents about this controversial hire at his website. His website contains an excellent, thorough accounting of this process and we encourage all you tax hikers to read through it. Among the findings:
- This position required a Bachelor's degree. Jennifer Triantafilou's highest level of education was completing an Electrocardiography Certificate at Cincinnati State.
- The application deadline was November 9, 2009. Triantafilou applied on November 20th at the earliest.
- Triantafilou was not selected by the Township Administrator as one of the final four candidates, all of whom were actually qualified for the position. Yet, Winkler jumped into the process to insist that the unqualified, unrecommended Triantafilou get hired in spite of the presence of the highly qualified applicants.
Tracy Winkler sold her integrity to get a favor from Alex Triantafilou. Now it's payback time.
Tracy herself lacks the education, experience, and intelligence to be a solid Clerk of Courts. But none of that matters. Winkler hired Triantafilou's wife for a position she was not qualified to hold, and now Alex is going to select Tracy for a job she is unqualified to hold. This is how it works and we think it's great. And just think - your tax dollars are paying for all of this.
Tracy Winkler for Clerk of Courts - because qualifications just don't matter.