Candidate, Jodi Whitted - Jodi is very nice but misguided, she supports and promotes equity over equality, she supports a radical Black Lives Matter organization and won't disavow the organization. There is a big difference between supporting the rights of African Americans, verses supporting the organization.

​Candidate, Anne Horne

​Madeira Voters Have Spoken

November 3, 2021


Yesterday, only one current council member was returned to city council, Doug Moormann, and this was his first time elected. Moormann had been appointed to city council replacing councilwoman Adrien when she gave up her seat for personal reasons. You could say that we elected four residents for their first time as candidates. Yesterday Madeira voters decided that they wanted no part of "woke" or equity BS but instead will focus on conservatism and  good well throughout our community. Council will have to be much more transparent and concentrate more on open government moving forward. Never again should any city council group file a lawsuit against a resident because of political reasons. Next year, our new council members will be held accountable in Federal Court for the actions of past and current council members, a dishonest city manager. and city Attorney, who has provided very bad and expensive legal advice. City Council has wasted more than a half million dollars of Madeira tax payer monies since April of 2018. Can there be a reset in Madeira government? we shall see. The four candidates elected yesterday, (three were Republican endorsed) are as follows, 


                           Doug Moormann

                           Anne Horne

                          Tim Brock

                         Alicia Camper


​The final election results are posted below. 

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Candidate, Susan Kissel - Susan is also very nice but misguided, she supports and promotes equity over equality, she supports a radical Black Lives Matter organization and won't disavow the organization. There is a big difference between supporting the rights of African Americans, verses supporting the organization.

Your ballot on election day will not indicate that Brian Mueller is a Democrat nor that Doug Moormann is a Republican, but that is a fact. Both council members Moormann and Mueller are running for re-election. What they both have in common was recently written about in the Cincinnati Enquirer,  

JUDGES SIDE WITH MADEIRA "WATCHDOG" , "MADEIRA SHOULDN'T 

MUZZLE CITY CRITIC, JUDGES RULE"  & "WATCHDOG SCORES VICTORY IN TWO LAWSUITS". 

These two men have cost Madeira tax payers somewhere, according to information discovered in public records  request, from $500,000 to $700,000, in wasted legal fees paid to City Attorney Brian Fox and his Law Firms. Neither Mueller or Moormann have paid one penny out of their own pockets. Four Hamilton County Judges have ruled against Moormann and Mueller, and at least two Federal Judges have ruled against them.




Mueller and Moormann have an obligation to explain why they filed the       Civil Lawsuit against this writer, why they filed their appeal (madeiramessenger.com page 11, click on to red button, August 12, 2019, authority for appeal) knowing that they would lose again, wasting more hard earned tax payer money. There is no end in sight, and there is no "cheap" way out for Madeira Tax Payers, these two men should be held accountable.


"Madeira City Council Candidate Forum", ​October 13, 2021


  This event was held at McDonald Commons Park and was sponsored by the Madeira Chamber of Commerce and Madeira Senior Commission. It was an afternoon event held from 1 - 3 PM, and was well attended. If you were unable to attend the Candidate Forum a recording of the entire event is posted here for your convenience, hopefully making your council choice's easier.

Madeira City Council Elections, November 2021...

July 31, 2021


     Candidates are lining up, four democrats led by Jodi Whitted and Susan Kissel, both new to Madeira politics. 

 

   Whitted and Kissel both are serving on the city's  "Inclusive Committee" and were instrumental in planning of this years pride month and  July Pride picnic at McDonalds Commons Park. Both women also are involved in the "PRIVATE" secretive website "Madeira Equity Collective". a site used to smear Madeira residents and organizations. The two women are listed as administrators / moderators, of the very secretive Facebook site.  


Joining Democrats Kissel and Whitted on the Madeira Democrat ticket are Anne Horne and possibly Logan Junger. Only candidates with Campaign signs will be reported on by the messenger.

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​​​​Republican Ward Chair....

​August 20, 2017


     ​"My name is Barbara Holwadel and I have served as the Republican Ward Chair in Madeira since 2010. Wards are groups of precincts throughout the county and the Ward Chair represents their precincts to the Executive Committee of the county party. Each precinct has an elected Precinct Executive  who is responsible for GOTV efforts each fall. Also it is our responsibility to decide on endorsements at election time and to provide the traditional pink slips to voters on Election Day.

​    Madeira has been a majority Republican Party community and hopefully will remain that way. Serving on city council is a non-partisan position, however the Madeira GOP has historically endorsed candidates most aligned with the stated values of the party in an attempt to secure sound decisions coming from city hall. So, what are the values of the Republican party ? One need only read the Republican Party Platform of the 2016 convention. Contrast that with the platform of the Democrats ( called the most progressive in history) and it is easy to see why it is important to keep an eye on who is elected to our city government. All politics is local so there is no public office too small for beliefs, values, and policies to be important. 

​    The City of Cincinnati illustrates my point, it has and remains in the top five poorest cities in the nation. Coincidentally , Cincinnati has not had a Republican Mayor since 1984. Cities run by Republicans tend to run in a more fiscally responsible manner. Balanced Budgets, lower taxs and less regulation, helping citizens prosper who are then able to help care for the poorest among us through charitable giving.

​    D'nesh D'Souza's film "Hillary's America" reveals the Democrat Party has been the party of the KKK, Jim Crow, and resistance to the Civil Rights Act".


​Barbara Holwadel is the Madeira Republican Ward Chairman. Her contribution used in this story is greatly appreciated. Her entire letter is posted below on the Red Button.​​

Councilman Mueller suggesting, cut expenses or raise taxes.....

October 25, 2021



The current group of Council members including two running for re-election (Mueller and Moormann) have now informed us that the City of Madeira will either have to cut expenses or raise taxes. This is in spite of a new tax imposed on Kenwood Country Club members and changes in the Madeira Earning tax that has increased what many Madeira residents pay when making earnings tax payments. In fact it appears that tax revenue is UP, but just like in the past Mueller is telling us again that we need more. I have attached above on the blue button above, the city financials for your review so you can decide if the old slogan "We are living pay check to pay check" is about to be resurrected". Like you I will look closer at the financial statement and ask more questions. To review the financials use your mouse to click on to the blue button above. Also it is suggested that you listen to the city council meeting, on the city website. The zoom recording is shown as a video from October 25th council meeting. Another reason that our city has suddenly become "POOR" would surely be due to the reckless civil lawsuit that council filed in May of 2018, following passage of the irresponsible proclamation, Number 18-01 in April 2018. The proclamation (page 11 of this site) made false accusations against a resident in an effort to shut him up. . The lawsuit filed by council members, at the expense of Madeira tax payers (not a cent from the pockets of council members)  failed in both Hamilton County Common Pleas court and in the court of Appeals. One Federal Court has ruled against the city of Madeira and another Federal Lawsuit  hasn't been decided as yet. A faster way to get to the madeira City Website is via the link at top of this page. More coming soon.



Candidate, Logan Junger

​​2017, November election results are in, most politically diverse city council ever, five Republicans and two Democrats. Swearing in all that is left.

​Democrat or Republican? Its true Bill was a Democrat before he was an important Hamilton County Republican. He also was in his own words, the "token white attorney" at the Law Firm Gaines & Gaines. Leslie Gaines became a Hamilton County Judge & Bill, well just turn on WLW. Bill Cunningham was never elected as a Madeira City Council member in spite of his & my best efforts.

​2021 Council Contest

​The "Grand Old Party" in Madeira

​        August 20, 2017


    

​         ​     Long before 1973 it was common knowledge that Madeira was a bastion of Republican politics. Words like "conservative"  "liberal" "left wing" and "right wing" were not commonly used like they are today. You were a Republican or a Democrat. Both parties were active in the community but the Madeira Republican Party was unquestionably the dominant political party. Not withstanding the Republican dominance our residents always came together for the good of our community. We celebrated together, community festivals, church festivals, parades, neighborhood events, and shared in an outstanding school district. But Democrats were not elected to our city council. A candidate for city council in 1972 was told that to be elected one must be a Mason, a Presbyterian and of course a Republican.  For this story lets be clear that those three attributes were accurate, nothing to be ashamed of, historically correct, and reflected the politics of our community prior to 1973. Furthermore  Madeira was known as one of Greater Cincinnati's best places to reside. 

​        Madeira was a small community, a village until 1910, when Madeira incorporated and became a city. Later in the 1960's Madeira would grow in size thru annexation. Republican domination continued, Madeira residents rewarded the Republican party  for governing and maintaining our community in a positive manner. Madeira did not change Mayor's every two years, and up until 1976 one outstanding leader served as our Mayor for fourteen years. The Madeira Republican party provided  good leadership and our community prospered. Is it still that way? Uncertain. The Democratic and Republican Ward Chair persons have both presented a prepared statement that is quoted exactly as received, for this story.​​

​Oops, ​Forgot that in 1973 it was "Women Need Not Apply" In 1975 Madeira for the first time had a female candidate for Madeira City Council, Mary Anne Christie. Mary Anne went on to win one of seven spots on Madeira City Council. She won her second term in 1977 and also became the first female Madeira Mayor.  This part of the story reminds me that when I was a cook at Kenwood McDonalds (1961?) females also were not offered jobs. This is what history tells us, never a good idea to change history, it is what it was.

Candidate, Councilman Doug Moormann (was appointed to City Council, this is his attempt to keep his council seat)

"ABORTION"  very well may or should be an issue in Madeira, Most of our Democrat Council candidates and possibly, also  our republican party endorsed Candidates support the   major plank of the Madeira Democrat party platform, "INCLUSION".  A Madeira City Commission in support of Inclusion was created in 2020. The history of Roe vs. Wade actually began in 1973, when Roe, an unmarried pregnant Texas Woman was not able to end her pregnancy in Texas,. The state of Texas was represented at the US Supreme Court by Dallas District Attorney Henry Wade. "The central theme of this case was abortion and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. 


Now since then, science has allowed us to determine that life inside the womb begins as early as three and a half weeks from conception, and that abortion then becomes  the taking of a human life, murder. Several legal cases will be heard soon, possibly over turning the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision. Did you know that Roe did not have an abortion even though she won her case, and that today her daughter is speaking out against abortions. 


The Madeira Inclusion Committee, was appointed by City Council, the objectives are,


*Identify methods to increase diversity on city boards & commissions, "not limited to race"

*Identify challenges that deter inclusion for non residents working or visiting.

*Be a voice of residents for opportunities to drive better inclusion practices.


Now, I understand that it may be a stretch, that the Madeira Inclusion Committee and our Council candidates should have an interest in supporting LIFE in the womb. Are our eight candidates pro life or do they support the taking of a life during or at the end of a pregnancy. And should our "Inclusion Committee include the life of a soul in a woman's womb?'. JUST ASKING.


More about the Inclusion Committee,  the role the committee plays in Madeira, and how it began. The committee was the brainchild of Mayor Spencer, and democrat council candidates Kissel and Whitted. The committee was a thrust for both ladies in becoming council candidates. More soon.


August 21, 2021, with the addition of Logan Junger, there are now eight candidates running for the four positions on city council this November. Logan resides on Mar Del Avenue,. He works at Zillow Real Estate, and hopes to bring more unity to our city if elected. Logan supports the idea that the city should not be making decisions for the Board of Education.

It appears that Logan Junger can now be confirmed, a true INDEPENDANT candidate for Madeira City Council. Logan has no hidden agendas and would like to represent all Madeira residents, Republicans, Democrats and independents. And it looks like his message may be catching on. His sign is standing along with signs belonging to Camper, Brock and Moormann in the front yard of a former Madeira Mayor and a very prominent Madeira resident. This former Mayor hasn't had a political sign in his yard for two decades and after talking to Junger was convinced that Junger is one of the best prepared to serve in council.  These four yard signs are on Mar Del Avenue.

​Others...


   Doug Moormann, a registered Republican was appointed to city council and is looking for his first election to Madeira council. Others running include Madeira businessman and lifelong resident Tim Brock, Kenwood Hills resident Alicia Camper apparently are running with Brock and Moormann. One question, are any of these candidates members of the perverse "Madeira Equity Collective"? More on these candidates coming.


It has now been confirmed that all three, Brock, Camper, and Moormann have accepted Republican endorsements. 


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Candidate, Alicia Camper.

Candidate, Councilman Brian Mueller, (running for re-election, 2nd term) 

​​​Democratic Ward Chair....

​August 20, 2017


​     "This is my statement representing my views, (Jim Ryan) and has not been reviewed by the Madeira Democratic Party. Feel free to quote me. 

​      Doug Oppenheimer reached out to me asking what it means to have Democrats on Madeira City Council. My first reaction is, nothing. Madeira city Council is a non- partisan position. The Madeira Democratic Ward Club has never endorsed candidates for council to my knowledge, and currently has no plans to do so. I think that is a good thing. 

​     That said, Madeira does seem to be moving from a Republican city toward becoming a Democratic city. Currently the Republicans make up 38% of the registered voters and Democrats make up 14% of the registered voters, with non - affiliated being the majority at 48%. It does appear that the majority of the Independents lean Democratic. In the 2016 election, the top of the Republican ticket received just 2,640  GOP votes even though there are more than 2,640 registered  Republican voters  in Madeira, while the top of the Democratic ticket got 1,776 votes, almost double the number of registered Democrats in Madeira.

​     It would seem natural that Madeira would be moving toward the Democratic Party. First, it's residents tend to be well educated and actually believe in science, and second it has a strong base of small businesses with no big business to speak of. Couple those factors with the GOPs decision to abandon its family values, strong defense and supposedly fiscal responsibility to embrace Donald Trump's brand of white supremacy politics and it should be no surprise that Republicans brand would be sinking her in Madeira".


Jim Ryan is the Madeira Democratic Ward Chairman. His contribution used in this story is greatly appreciated. His entire letter is posted below on the Blue Button

​This was the Republican slate of candidates in 1973, and all were elected but one, instead Madeira voters elected independent candidate, Douglas Oppenheimer to his first term, his first of three terms.  Seven council seats were up for grabs every two years. There was a very active Madeira Republican Party and a Madeira Republican Club, not so today. Where is "The Grand Old Party" in Madeira? November 7th will tell.


Douglas Oppenheimer / Madeira News

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