Friday, January 30, 2015
Jim Tarbell - 2014 Winner of the Year
- co-authored by Krista Ramsey
Dear fellow tax hikers, there were many winners in the historic 2014 election. None greater than County Commission write-in candidate Jim Tarbell. Tarbell's candidacy was about anger - anger that the County Commissioners didn't want to raise Hamilton County's Sales Tax to renovate the Cincinnati-owned Music Hall.
Tarbell channeled that anger to get a commanding 6.6% of the vote, losing to Chris Monzel by over 50 points. Look at all that anger! By achieving less than 7% of the vote and finishing a distant 3rd out of 3 candidates, Tarbell achieved many aspects of a win and demonstrated himself to be the biggest winner of 2014.
While we're very proud of Tarbell and his 6%, we feel compelled to name Micah Kamrass as a very close second-place. He's a rising star. He raised a ton of money. Everyone supported him and he guaranteed to win big. His campaign was so well run. He was even a Student Government President. And as Krista keeps telling is, he is sooooo dreamy!
All that was good enough to get Kamrass 44% of the vote in a landslide loss. But as The Enquirer was quick to remind us, we'll count it as a win anyways. If Micah could have gotten to 47 or 48%, we would have declared him the landslide victor. Please join us in honoring these two great winners.