Monday, April 21, 2014

COAST endorses Jonathan Dever

Dear fellow tax hikers, as expected our enemies at COAST have endorsed Jonathan Dever for State Representative.  That's ok.  We'll let Dever get the conservatives.

We encourage you to read their endorsement reposted below, because it explains precisely why our 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year Rick Bryan is the best candidate for this seat.  We owe it to our tax-and-spend Republicans to support them against conservatives like Dever.  If all of us progressive Republicans vote for Ricky in two weeks, he will win!


COAST is proud to endorse conservative Jonathan Dever for State Representative in the 28th District GOP Primary.  Dever, a first time candidate, has been a fixture supporting conservative causes and Republican candidates in Hamilton County. 

Dever currently owns two small businesses, and his wife owns a 3rd, that employ 15 people.  Jonathan has proven his conservative credentials in not just his words but his actions, and COAST looks forward to him representing SW Ohio in the State House. 

Dever looks to defeat tax-and-spend Republican Rick Bryan, a Blue Ash Councilman.  Bryan has an extensive and disturbing record of raising taxes and wasting significant taxpayer funds on large, questionable projects.  For example, Bryan is currently building a comically wasteful $75 million park.  This will cost the equivalent of $6200 per Blue Ash resident - more than the Wall Street Bailouts and Obama Stimulus COMBINED! 

Rick Bryan voted for and enthusiastically endorsed a 25% Earnings Tax hike on Blue Ash workers and residents.  He lined up behind David Pepper and Todd Portune to support a massive countywide Sales Tax increase that the voters wisely rejected.  Bryan even said we should have re-elected the incompetent Bob Bedinghaus based on his (disastrous) work on the stadiums. 

Shockingly, in 2012 Bryan used his position as a Blue Ash Councilman to help fund the Cincinnati Streetcar.  Bryan happily obeyed former Mayor Mark Mallory's demand to rescind, then redo the 2007 airport land deal between the two cities in a way that allowed Cincinnati to legally spend the proceeds on their streetcar fiasco.  Bryan sold out the people of Blue Ash and Cincinnati to help fund a streetcar that most 28th District residents want no part of. 

While many elections come down to the lesser of two evils, we are pleased that this race isn't one of them.  Conservative Jonathan Dever is a significantly better choice than Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan and has earned our support. 

Learn more about Jonathan Dever here.


Campaign Expert Matheny said...

It's totally unfair the way COAST is using actual examples from Rick Bryan's record to prove he's not the conservative he claims he is.

Cryztel Focker said...

I support Rick Bryan because his fiscal policies are very similar to other candidates I've supported - like Chris Seelbach and Mark Mallory. We need higher taxes and huge projects like the streetcar and $75 million parks.

Psychiatrist said...

This blog has an unhealthy obsession with the idea that the Dever campaign is something to fear. I get that you could be concerned about losing... if your opponent were running a strong campaign. However, the Dever team clearly is not.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Mr. Bryan and his bent toward more taxation, however I am well acquainted with the comically wasteful practices associated with many of the Pricedale buffet establishments. The treasure Flabby and I have found in dumpsters never ceases to amaze and inspire. Oh the vulgarity!