Dear fellow tax hikers, we are proud to endorse David Linnenberg and Rocky Boiman for Green Township Trustee. This is because they are the best and most qualified candidates in the race - well, it's either that, or we have make-work jobs in Green Township's government that we want to keep.
Dave Linnenberg is one of our favorite elected officials. Dave was the Volunteer Coordinator for Citizens for a Major League Future - otherwise known as the Bedinghaus/Qualls Stadium Tax! Stadium Dave did more than almost anyone to make those stadiums a reality. For some reason Stadium Dave deleted that from his official Green Township bio, but before he did we saved a copy of that reference.
We also believe Rocky Boiman deserves another term. We were guardedly hopeful when Rocky was appointed to this position, considering that his Political Action Committee had donated to Democrats P.G. Sittenfeld and the far-left Jason Riveiro. Rocky has done a fine job, putting in a solid 3 or 4 hours per month at the job.
Thankfully, both candidates have proudly retained the "friends and family" culture of Green Township's government. They have either voted for or extended the employment of those who were hired based on their family relations.
Most importantly, do NOT vote for Jeffry Smith. This insolent peasant has repeatedly questioned the use of Green Township tax dollars and the policies of hiring unqualified friends and relatives of Green Township's royal families for township jobs. We need to stop Smith, and that can be accomplished by voting for Rocky Boiman and Stadium Dave Linnenberg.
Finally, we will leave you with a heartfelt letter of endorsement from Alex Triantafilou. This election is of prime importance for Alex - part of his household's income depends on the re-election of Stadium Dave and Rocky.
Most of you getting this email are friends and neighbors who we believe live in Green Township.
As some of you may know, I've been leading the County Republican Party
for 5 years and in that capacity, you may have seen me pop-off in the
local media and most certainly in social media about the GOP and our
efforts. I try, hard, to not bring it into my social life with friends
and associates like you. (edit - but he's happy to insert his family's employment needs into Green Township's government)
In what is an absolute first, I'm emailing my personal email list today
to seriously ask you to look at the candidates running in our home
township, Green Township, and be sure to go and VOTE for Rocky Boiman
and David Linnenberg on Tuesday.
I make this personal plea because having Dave and Rocky as our local
Trustees is important to our home values and our way of life every day
in our neighborhoods. (edit: not to mention his wife's job)
This email is even going to some Democratic friends--and that's okay. I
feel so strongly about Boiman and Linnenberg that I think you will
agree that they are good men doing a great job. (edit - Democrats should appreciate Stadium Dave's high-tax past)
Dave Linnenberg went to Oak Hills High School, my alma mater and yours,
possibly, too. Dave is a wonderful guy. He has two beautiful
daughters, he manages the business of Cincinnati's Art Museum--one of
the preeminent art museums in the country. He RUNS the day-to-day of
that business. If you knew Dave as I do, you would know that he cares
about his home township and he knows about finance sound management.
Without hesitation, I know you would entrust Dave with your business
and affairs because he's bright and is a man of high character. As much
as I hate to say it about my buddy because I know he'll probably see
it--Dave is very, very smart. He brings that intellect to the
day-to-day business of running our home township and that means better
results for all of us! Dave's parents still live in our Township and
his roots run deep here. (edit - thankfully we had Stadium Dave's intelligence, character, and roots to help Bob Bedinghaus and Roxanne Qualls pass the Stadium Tax)
Rocky Boiman grew up on Reemelin Road, in the heart of Green Township,
and was a football star. You learn some key lessons playing 8 years in
the NFL and those qualities of hard work, dedication and leadership make
Rock one of the greatest candidates we can field, anywhere. Rocky won a
Super Bowl playing on the same team as Peyton Manning. Do you think
you learn about hard work and dedication doing that? Did I mention that
Rocky Boiman graduated from the prestigious University of Notre Dame?
Can we find a better guy to elect to run our Township? No way. Rocky
and his wonderful wife live in our Township and are expecting a baby boy
soon. Rocky's father and mother both live in the Township and his
roots run very deep here, too. Rocky currently runs his own business
training other athletes and is a budding sports commentator with a huge
future in his other professional life. Like Dave, Rocky is
well-educated, smart, and understands our local
community very well. Aren't we lucky to have someone of his caliber managing our business in Green Township? (edit: Rocky played football, and he does what we say, so vote for him)
Again, I've never sent this kind of personal plea to my friends and
neighbors. And I am unlikely to do it again. (edit - do you promise?) (I didn't do anything like
this even in a presidential election year!) But, our local community
government is too important. I can vouch for the personal integrity and
intelligence of both of these guys as I consider them both personal
friends. They work hard, they are smart, and they care about OUR
community. They are not ANGRY and they're not doing this to achieve
some higher political office. They are both accomplished guys outside
of politics and they are in it to serve. I believe this to my core.
Finally, you might ask: "Alex, what have they done for the Township?"
Well, I could make this already long email even longer. But, here's a
- They SUED the public housing authority to PROTECT us from public
housing. In an unprecedented move, these guys fought the federal
government to protect your home values and our neighborhood. They were
successful! The federal government insisted on building a large number
of units in our Township, but the lawsuit changed that!
- They make basic services, like police and fire, a priority by
spending money wisely and investing only in places where it can help our
community as a whole.
- They have built new parks to keep our Township attractive to new
and growing families. Balancing that need with the fiscal sanity
necessary to run our Township in tough times is serious business and
they've been leaders in that regard.
- They are working to bring positive development, like the new
Mercy Hospital and the new Deweys/First Watch coming to Harrison Avenue.
- They have negotiated pay freezes with unions during a down
economy so that your money is being frugally managed during a tough
budget. Township staff is down and raises have not occurred in years as
the Trustees have grappled with cuts to estate taxes and the local
government funds coming from Columbus. They have been wise with OUR
I could go on...
Please consider SHARING my email with any of your friends in Green
Township and be sure to VOTE for Rocky Boiman and Dave Linnenberg for
Green Township Trustee this coming Tuesday, November 5!
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