Jeffrey Mims

Tuesday Nov. 7 is Election Day and in Montgomery County, four candidates are running for two open seats on the Dayton City Commission. Two are incumbents, and two challengers are running as a team. For this week’s installment of PoliticsOhio, WYSO spoke with Cory Frolik, who has reported closely on the commissioner’s race for the Dayton Daily News. He begins by providing a little background on the candidates.

 

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Governor Kasich’s Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald spoke at the Ahiska Turk Community Center in Dayton on Wednesday, harshly criticizing the Republican governor’s economic policies.

The party line at FitzGerald’s Dayton event: Kasich takes from poor, and gives to the rich.

“His budgets have undeniably been a tax shift away from the poor and middle class,” said newly-minted city commissioner Jeffrey Mims, “and moving towards doing everything they can to help his buddies and his friends who are at the top of the financial food chain.