Here are three good reasons to vote against Dean Lovelace in the Dayton City Commission election this year:
Any serious candidate for office would have known whether the registration for his campaign website’s domain name was still current. Back in 2004, Dean had a campaign website at www.deanlovelace.com, but he let the registration for that site lapse. (You can still view the old site on the Internet Archive.) If he can’t manage to keep his own campaign website running, why should we expect him to be competent at running a city?
Dean Lovelace has voted twice, in December 1999 and again in November 2007, to keep discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people in the City of Dayton legal.
In 1999 he voted in favor of a non-binding resolution decrying all discrimination but he voted against an actual ordinance that would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation.
In 2007 he did it again — despite saying that such an ordinance “is the right thing to do” Commissioner Lovelace thought there needed to be “some community discussion regarding what the ordinance means and its implications” and thus he again voted to keep discrimination against LGBT people legal in the City of Dayton.
Do you get the feeling that if Commissioner Lovelace had had his way, Dayton would still be discussing whether it should be legal to fire someone for being gay or to refuse to rent to someone for being lesbian?
Dean Lovelace has been in office since 1993. That’s almost 18 years!
Despite what the Montgomery County Democratic Party may think, Dayton City Commision seats are not lifetime appointments. If Dean Lovelace had any new ideas for this city, he’s already had plenty of time to implement them. If he does have any new ideas for this city, he certainly does not have a campaign website on which he’s touting them.
It really doesn’t matter who you vote for in the city commission election on November 8, 2011 — anyone other than Dean Lovelace will be a better choice.