Dear fellow tax hikers, we strongly endorse 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year Virgil Lovitt for re-election as Sharonville's Mayor. Virg has been a fantastic Mayor and is possibly the greatest active Hamilton County tax hiker we have. There are too many examples of Virg's high-tax activism to list in one blog entry, but we'll make sure you get a chance to review his greatest hits.
As Mayor, Virgil supported a 50% increase in Sharonville's income tax. In 2007 Virg endorsed a $777 million Sales tax increase for the undertaxed citizens of Hamilton County. When Sharonville overpaid some of its employees by $500,000, Virg decided to be a gentleman and just let everyone keep the money. A great Bob Taft Republican, Virg could not wait to endorse Taft's 3rd Frontier project which has worked to save Ohio's economy. Virg endorsed and worked hard to more than double Hamilton County's lodging tax, legislation sponsored by tax hiker Jean Schmidt and signed into law by Taft - 3 legendary tax hikers working together to raise our taxes.
There are so many more tax hikes and big government activity in Virg's record. Virg endorsed a huge property tax increase for the Princeton Schools in 2007, which failed. In 2010, with the Princeton Schools already spending more money per student than nearly every other school district in Ohio, Virg endorsed another huge property tax increase which fortunately passed. Virg has been a strong supporter of proven tax hiker Jean Schmidt, opposed fiscal conservative Pat DeWine for Judge, and even endorsed and donated to Democrat Todd Portune.
We consider Virgil Lovitt to be the model public servant for our tax-and-spend movement. Our only regret is that he is not serving us in a greater capacity. If there was any justice in the world Virg would be a County Commissioner or State Representative while building up to a statewide run. But Ohio's loss is Sharonville's gain. We proudly give our strongest possible endorsement to Virgil Lovitt for Sharonville Mayor so that he can spend four more years endorsing every tax increase in the region.