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Friday, May 5

Dem County Central Comm, Clev Hts 2-G: Coryell (D) Wins

I surf into elected office on a wave of 49 votes:

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS-02-G Democrat County Central Committee
1 of 1 precincts reported (does not include absentee ballots)



At 1:25 PM, Blogger Paul said...

You must have had dancing girls at the polls!


At 1:28 PM, Blogger Lisa Renee said...



At 1:36 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Congrats, Jeff!!

Even though I've now read the rules on the Cuyahoga County BOE site about write-ins having to register (although I still can't find a place that says how many signatures you need to have in order to be certified as a write-in candidate - where would I find that?), I still think it's counter-intuitive that write-ins names don't appear on the ballot and that you have to write them in. I mean, I get that that's why they're called write-ins, I guess. But it also means that only people who KNOW that they need to write in a particular name are going to vote for that person, right? No one else gets to choose you, because you're not otherwise on the ballot. Also, it makes it impossible for the voter to know who any one write-in is running against. I mean, maybe there's another write-in you would actually rather vote for, right?

Is not having a write-ins name on the ballot the penalty they want you to pay for not registering like everyone else?

I don't quite get it. Seems like there should be a list of write-in names to choose from. But what do I know.

Great job on the AmStreet today.

At 1:39 PM, Blogger scott bakalar said...


you're the third blogger (including Jill) that's been elected to Cental committee for their county (that I'm aware of)

Maybe this is the true measure of the influence of the blogosphere on elections.

At 2:49 PM, Anonymous truthiness said...

Write-ins don't appear b/c it is really not that hard to actually get on the ballot, especially for central comm. In many counties you just need to sign a paper, others you need 5 sigs, all to be done by a certain date, I know in my county there is not a filing fee for central comm. Is that true for everywhere? As to the votes required I would assume it would be the same as the number of sigs that job required, though I am not sure. we had a write-in for county commissioner and he needed to get the 50 sigs that he could get on his petition and he got them.
As to getting on central comm. congrats, now let all the rest of the blog community know that it is really easy to step up and make a difference and not just complain.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Yellow Dog Sammy said...

Thank you, thank you! It was a hard fought campaign, let me tell you. Those dancing girls aren't cheap, and they want lunch brought in and everything.

Good post, Truthiness, I believe that your thoughts about write-ins are correct, and yes, wouldn't it be great to have more bloggers involved in the party at the local level? It's called reviving and reforming from the bottom up.

At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Earl from ohio said...


I can only serve "at large."

We have the only county Party in Ohio from either side that 100% of our slots filled.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Paul said...

The nice thing about the dancing girls is that they require very little in the way of a clothing budget.

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're vote on the central committee is absolutely meaningless and worthless -- Bill Mason and Jimmy Dimora will BURY YOU in your political impotence and niavete

At 6:46 AM, Blogger Yellow Dog Sammy said...

"Niavete," is it?

Such an honor to get a visitor from the Land of Mental Giants.

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous KevinHayden said...

Rock on, Jeff! Exult in your undefeated record as a candidate, try not to fall asleep at the meetings, and maybe we can all look to a less-Blackwellian future that will make it safe for puppies and kitties in America again.

At 12:31 AM, Anonymous staff said...


Looks like that $1.5 million ad buy right at the end put you over the top.

Now you can sit back and just raise millions in PAC money ready for your run for higher office

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Jason Sonenshein said...



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