August 19, 2014

Ohio’s Dems: Maybe They’re Just Trying to Lose

Filed under: Ohio Politics,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 3:10 pm

The latest exposed escapades involving Ohio’s statewide Democratic Party, uh, ticket:

Democratic Candidate For Ohio AG Repeatedly Ticketed

Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper has paid nearly $10,000 in parking fines over the past 14 years after being ticketed more than 180 times, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press.

Hamilton County court records show Pepper, who faces Republican incumbent Mike DeWine this fall, was ticketed mostly for parking at meters that had expired or in no-parking or truck loading zones. He also was ticketed about a dozen times for displaying expired plates.

The AP review shows Pepper was cited an average of 13 times a year, most recently in July. The bulk of the tickets came from 2007 to 2009, while he was county commissioner. Fines ranged from $14 to $100, some doubled because they were paid late.

“Amid a hectic schedule, mostly years back, David got too many tickets, and he paid them,” Koltak said. “He’s happy to debate old parking tickets versus Mike DeWine’s current practices as attorney general.”

I dunno, maybe Pepper should argue that he was helpnig the county balance its books.

Congrats to Associated Press reporter Julie Carr Smyth for digging up and exposing this.

Maybe the Democrats can turn around their statewide campaigns by promising not to drive while in office … except who would believe them?


1 Comment

  1. So, a “hectic schedule” (which apparently this Koltak character thinks only Pepper has) is an excuse for violating the law and then not complying with your civil obligations in a timely manner?

    Funny, millions of average Americans with hectic schedules manage to do this every day. And for those who don’t, blaming it on a “hectic schedule” would get them no sympathy or break from the authorities.

    Comment by zf — August 19, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

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