Saturday, May 16, 2015



the entire campaign season- i got a total of may be MAYBE A PARAGRAPH- and no mention of any of my ideas, or qualifications by any of the local main-stream media..
but- i miss a filing deadline and im fined 25 bucks- my campaing committee- is fined 25 bucks- well- its front page top of the fold news- right up there with that "schlepp" ( nicer word than "schmuck"( but given tommy boy's "pecadilos and proclivities maybe he knows schmucks better? tee hee..
anyway tommy schrader  AKA  Thomas Allen "Tommy" Schrader
as his name appearson the state court records system..

so- yes- i was late. stuff happens- so throw me in jail?  and i missed the ACEb meeting because something more important came up.

My MOMhad to take her to a n appointment that conflicted with the IMPERIAL ELECTION BOARD.
 so there you have it.. whoop de doo!

 Or Matt Keltys source of his donors loan funds- hey matt- heres 160K in cash- a "loan nudge nudge wink wink"- re pay us when you get around to it, if not, oh well. its not OUR money..

the news:

May 15, 2015 1:03 AM

6 candidates fined over late finance filings

Board seeks workers for '16 election

Dave Gong The Journal Gazette

The Allen County Election Board on Thursday assessed fines against six candidates in the 2015 municipal primary for campaign finance violations.
Democratic Fort Wayne candidates Michelle Chambers, David Roach and Tommy Schrader were each assessed $25 fines for failing to file their pre-primary campaign finance reports by the April 10 deadline. Democratic Woodburn mayoral challenger Ryan Reichhart and Republican Woodburn City Council candidate Joshua Hoeppner were also assessed $25 fines for late paperwork. Republican Fort Wayne mayoral candidate Frederick Osheskie Sr. was assessed a $125 fine, because his paperwork was five days late.
Osheskie, who was present during Thursday’s meeting to dispute the fine, said he never received any notification or paperwork regarding the pre-primary campaign finance report when he initially declared his candidacy.
The minimum fine for failing to file campaign finance reports by the deadline is $25 per day for non-officeholders and $50 per day for officeholders, said Beth Dlug, Allen County director of elections. If late-filing candidates report a remaining balance of less than $25 in their campaign funds, the election board typically only goes as high as a $25 fine. At the time he filed his report April 22, Osheskie reported having a $400 balance in his account.
While the election board does take steps to inform candidates of impending deadlines, Dlug said it’s ultimately the responsibility of the candidate to be aware of the necessary procedures.
“It’s not our responsibility to make (candidates) notified of that,” she said, noting all of the necessary information is available on the election board website.
“We do everything in our power to make sure everybody gets the information that they need, but as a candidate when you file your candidate paperwork, you file a statement on the back of your candidacy form that says that you understand and will abide by campaign finance laws.”
Board member Tim Pape, who serves on the board as the representative from the Allen County Democratic Party, agreed with Dlug, noting that Osheskie should know the procedures since he’s run in previous elections.
“You were a former candidate, you were fined before,” he said. “I don’t like the fact that people may not have gotten notice, but still, it’s your responsibility to know as a candidate and you’ve been a candidate before.”
Also on Thursday, Dlug said she’s worried about the number of poll workers the election board will need for the 2016 presidential election, especially election inspectors. Each polling place in Allen County has a poll inspector who acts as a manager for the precinct. With the two election judges, the inspector decides all matters that come before the precinct board on election day. In Allen County, inspectors are nominated by the chairman of the county Republican Party.
“We had several inspectors who have indicated (to Republican headquarters) that they will not be working on the presidential election,” she said. “So we’re making some concentrated efforts to try to recruit some county employees especially to go into this coming election and put them in as judges with inspectors so they can kind of learn how to be an inspector so that we’re not putting brand new people into inspector spots.”
Dlug said while the need for inspectors is of particular concern, there is a need for more poll workers in general.
“We sent out something through our electronic newsletter that the county sends out, we took this picture of all of us current city-county people and said, ‘The polls work when you work,’” she said. “We did this big campaign, and we got zero responses.”

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