September 23, 2014

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Candidates’ night remarks

Nine candidates took part Wednesday in a candidates’ night organized by local unions. Among those making remarks:

  • Judge Eve Belfance of the Ninth District Court of Appeals: “This court is making decisions that without even your knowing it are impacting you every day.”
  • Janet Garrett, a write-in Democratic candidate in the Fourth Congressional District, which includes Elyria: “What kind of America do you want to live in? One where we take care of each other or one where it’s everyone for himself? I know what kind of America I want to live in and I’m willing to work very hard for it.”
  • Matt Lark, a Democratic candidate for state representative in the 57th District, which includes parts of Avon, Grafton Township, LaGrange, North Ridgeville and Wellington: “I believe right-to-work is a weapon of mass destruction that will obliterate workers rights, annihilate good-paying jobs and destroy Ohio’s economy.”
  • Brendan Mackin, a Democratic candidate for state representative in the 55th District, which includes Avon Lake, Elyria, Grafton and Sheffield: “I’m running because I now have a 2-year-old son and I want a government that’s focused on solving problems rather than an unquestioning ideology that the Republicans adhere to.”
  • State Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville: “I hope to have the opportunity to continue to work hard for you for another four years.”
  • State Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain: “The government in the state House is not of the people, for the people, by the people. It’s of the few, for the few and the decisions are made by the few.”


  • Mark B

    The Unions need to stay out of Politics

  • golfingirl

    Mackin….. “I’m running because I now have a 2-year-old son and I want a government that’s focused on solving problems rather than an unquestioning ideology that the Republicans adhere to.”

    No, you are running because you want to live off the taxpayers with a government job, just like your father.

  • SniperFire

    ‘State Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain: “The government in the state House is not of the people, for the people, by the people. ‘

    Elected as such by the people, you psychotic communist.

  • Sis Delish

    “Brendan Mackin, a Democratic candidate for state representative in the 55th District, which includes Avon Lake, Elyria, Grafton and Sheffield: “I’m running because I now have a 2-year-old son and I want a government that’s focused on solving problems rather than an unquestioning ideology that the Republicans adhere to.”

    Huh? Common Core for two-year Olds? Is this guy asking for help with his son’s homework or something?? Can anyone translate the meaning of the Demmiecrat’s quote? Is having a two-year old a requirement by the Demmiecrat for their candidates?

  • Sis Delish

    Did anyone of these candidates have an opinion on Food Trucks and their impact on local economies?

  • Sis Delish

    Were there any questions about the City of Elyria’s Fireworks Fundraising Goals?

    Current Stats:

    Target Amount: $60,000.00
    Amount Raised: $12,790.51
    Amount remaining to hit Target: $47,209.49

  • SniperFire

    If you were looking to start a business and create jobs, would you open one up anywhere within 500 miles of these Leftist jackals?