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PCTEA PAC Endorsement 2014 Elections

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PCTEA PAC Announces State and Local

Endorsements for November Elections

 

Kent, Ohio - The Portage County TEA Party PAC today announce its endorsement for state and local offices and local issues for the November Election. The PCTEA PAC is endorsing Mike DeWine for Attorney General, Josh Mandel for Treasurer of State, Dave Yost for Auditor of State, Sharon Kennedy for Ohio Supreme Court, Nick Skeriotis for Ohio House in the 75th District, Sarah Fowler for State School Board, Ron Tamburrino and Geoff Weaver for 11th District Court of Appeals, Becky Doherty for Court of Common Pleas, David Brode for Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile/Probate, Janet Esposito for Auditor.  Videos of the local candidate in these races and some races in which we have not endorsed can be viewed by the public unedited at www.PortageCountyTEAParty.com.

 

In regards to local ballot issue, the Portage County TEA Party PAC does not oppose any renewal levies at this time.  The PCTEA PAC asks voters to please support only one additional tax levy which is the 2 year .5 mill Portage County Criminal Justices Services levy which is needed to increase space for women prisoners in the county jail which is a critical need.  The PCTEA PAC asks voters to reject all other additional levies including the two Ravenna City School District additional levies, the Field School District Additional levy (not the Field renewal levy), the Portage County Library levy, the City of Ravenna Income Tax Increase, the Hiram Village Fire protection levy, Mantua Village Road and Bridge Construction, the Sugar Bush Knolls five year increased tax levy, the Windam Village Public Library and Parks and Recreation levies, and the Hiram Township Emergency Medical Services levy.

 

In making the announcement, Portage County PAC President, Tom Zawistowski said, “First of all, no citizen should ever vote for a permanent levy such as the Field SD Additional levy for a “continuing period of time.” That means forever and by voting for such a levy the tax payer gives up their right to control how much they pay to support those public entities in the future. Never give up your rights. Second, while some in the community criticize the TEA Party for exposing the ramifications to tax payers inherent in these levies, it is a fact that the efforts of the PCTEA have saved the 11,493 voters in the Field SD millions of dollars by defeating levies over the past 4 years that ultimately have proved to be unnecessary as we had argued all along. The same is true with Waterloo and other school districts in the County.  This is a particularly important time not to support any additional school levies as many of the highest paid teachers in these districts will be retiring over the next few years, causing a dramatic drop in payroll expenses, that many of these districts are currently not factoring into their budget projections. The same is true with many municipalities. The reality is, if you vote for an additional levy today you may be giving them money you can’t afford, and that they will in fact not need, to fund their future operations. We also believe that all school districts should be audited by Dave Yost's office where they have found hundreds of millions of dollars in waste an irregularities in accounting.”

 

The Portage County TEA Party PAC is required by the State of Ohio in order for our members to be able to endorse candidates. It is legally separate from the Portage County TEA Party and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the members of the Portage County TEA Party.  The PCTEA PAC is a state PAC and thus, by law, cannot endorse in Federal Elections.  The Portage County TEA Party can itself endorse federal candidates under the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.

 

The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 10:16
 

TEA Party Leader Calls Judge a "Fool"

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TEA Party Leader Calls Judge Walton
a "Fool" and his IRS ruling Nonsensical
 
Kent, OH - Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, released a statement today about US District Judge Reggie Walton and his ruling Thursday dismissing two law suits against the IRS by TEA Party Groups and other Conservatives groups, including the Portage County TEA Party.
 
Zawistowski said, "The ruling by Justice Walton on the TEA Party suits against the IRS basically argues that if I shot you dead on the street in 2012 but two years later I was no longer shooting people dead, and promised that I would not do it again, then he had no further recourse but to let you go!!!  That is in effect what he ruled.  In his nonsensical ruling he acknowledges that the IRS targeted TEA Party Groups, and in doing so the IRS did deny American Citizens their Constitutionally guaranteed rights of free speech and political assembly, and basically used it's power to illegally affect the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election but - since they are not doing that now, and they promise not to do it again - then the case is dismissed!!!  He is a fool, but that's not just my opinion, I will let his own words demonstrate his foolishness." 
 
The judge still could have granted an injunction to explicitly prevent the IRS from targeting conservative groups, if he thought there was reason to believe that the agency could do it again someday. But Judge Walton said, since the defendant is the government, “there is less concern about the recurrence of objectionable behavior.” Then continued by saying, "[T]he Court is satisfied that there is no reasonable expectation that the alleged conduct will recur, as the defendants have not only suspended the conduct, but have also taken remedial measures to ensure that the conduct is not repeated,” he said, citing IRS documents on the steps they’ve taken to ensure targeting doesn’t happen again. Source
 
Zawistowski concluded by saying "Are you kidding me? No REASONABLE EXPECTATION THE ALLEGED CONDUCT WILL RECUR!!!! The IRS has been used by the executive branch to target groups and citizens since Kennedy and Johnson and Nixon and every administration since. In each instance they "promised not to do it again" in each case they or Congress put in remedial measures. Did Judge Walton ever hear of the Tax Payer Advocate Service that Congress setup in the 1990's, and funded with millions of our tax dollars ever since, to keep EXACTLY this type of activity from happening and they did NOTHING to stop it - even after we made them aware of it! Apparently he did not. This fool of a judge dares to insult our intelligence by suggesting that citizens should trust the same government agency that just abused us because they promised not to do it again, and then suggest that they not be subject to any punishment as an agency or as individuals for their actions. This is not justice and we can not stop until the individuals in all the involved government agencies are personally held accountable for their actions. Otherwise the American people will never be PERMANENTLY protected from this type of abuse of power and we simply will no longer exist as a free people. How much more egregious can abuse of government power be than illegally affecting the outcomes of Presidential elections?  We must, and we will, continue the fight to defend the freedom and liberty of all Americans no matter what the cost."
 
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meetings in their area so that they can participate in their self governance. The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.
 
 
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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014 13:21
 

TEA Party Patriots Ad Hit Joyce on Obamacare

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Dave Joyce just can't defend his position on Obamacare.

We need Matt Lynch in Congress to fight Obamacare until it is gone!

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RALLY IN BAINBRIDGE THURSDAY!

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FreedomWorks for America and Activists Rally to Un-Seat Rep. David Joyce in OH-14

FWFA Executive VP Adam Brandon will make a special announcement about the OH-14 race

WHAT: FreedomWorks for America Executive Vice President Adam Brandon will join a coalition of conservative groups across the state of Ohio at a rally in Chagrin Falls to make a special announcement in the OH-14 race.

The rally will include the distribution of 1,000 yard signs and other voter education materials. Other group representatives will include: Tom Zawistowski (Portage County TEA Party), Chuck Laughlin (Lake County Liberty Coalition), Dana Adams (Summit County TEA Party), Ralph Spampanato (Stark-Tusc 9/12 Group), Pastor Ernie Sanders (Geauga County TEA Party), and Dom Sciria (Cuyahoga Valley Republicans).

WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 2014 beginning at 11:30am ET.

WHERE: Clubhouse in the Tanglewood Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Bainbridge, OH 44023

WHY: Ohioans are ready to take their government back from unions and special interests. Rep. David Joyce is a bought-and-paid-for politician who is financially backed by Washington insider PACs, including thousands of dollars from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Main Street PAC run by lobbyist and former Rep. Steve LaTourette. Rep. Joyce has also received tens of thousands of dollars from building trade and transportation unions.

ABOUT FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA: FreedomWorks for America is a grassroots service center to a community of over 6 million activists supporting candidates who believe in individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government. For more information, please visit www.FreedomWorksforAmerica.org or contact Jackie Bodnar at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:17
 

Monthly Meeting TONIGHT!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, March 16, 2014
 
 
Candidates to Speak at PCTEA Monthly Meeting
 
Kent, OH - The Portage County TEA Party announced today that three of the four candidates for County Commissioner will speak at the groups Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, March 18th as well as one of the Ohio House Candidates. Republican Primary candidates Sabrina Christian-Bennett and Kristen Kline-Morris and Democratic Primary Candidate Angelo Battaglia will all speak. Vicki Kline, also a Democratic candidate for County Commissioner, had a scheduling conflict and will attend a future meeting.  Linda O'Brien, the Republican candidate for Ohio House in the 76th District will also speak at the event. The event will be held at 7:00 PM at the Maplewood Career Center, at 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
 
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.

 

 
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Monthly Meeting Monday June 17th

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Monthly Meeting Open to the Public - Monday, June 17th

 

Our Government is Targeting TEA Party Groups and individuals through the IRS, capturing your Verizon Phone Records, recording every email and web site you visit through the PRISM program. What does it all mean to the ordinary American and how will this affect you personally?  Come to the Portage County TEA Party meeting this Monday, night June 17th and find out.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 7:00 PM at the Maplewood Career Center at 7075 State Route 88, just North of Ravenna in Portage County.  
 
Distinguished Law Professor David Forte from Cleveland State University will be the opening speaker followed by a presentation on the IRS Targeting by Portage County TEA Party Executive Director Tom Zawistowski.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Join your fellow citizens Monday, June 17th in Ravenna for this informative presentation, and learn what we as citizens can do to stop this abuse of power and restore Constitutionally limited Government.
 

PCTEA Announce State and Federal Endorsements

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 31, 2012

 

PCTEA ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FOR FEDERAL AND STATE RACES

 

Kent, Ohio -  The Portage County TEA Party today announced its endorsements for federal and state candidates for the election on November 6, 2012. In making the announcement, Executive Director Tom Zawistowski said, “When Chief Justice Roberts made the announcement about the legality of Obamacare this June, he said that, “It is not the job of the Supreme Court to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” We agreed. The time for the American People to do the vital job of electing officials who truly represent their values and their dreams for America is November 6th and we intend to do just that.” 

 

He then announced, “It is with great pride and hope for a better future for our Nation, that the Portage County TEA Party endorses Mitt Romney for President.  We have no doubt that he will steady the ship of state and release the full power of our private business and industry to create millions of tax paying jobs and grow our nation out of this financial crisis.”

 

He continued by saying, “We are equally excited to endorse Josh Mandel for US Senate and look forward to bringing the same level of conservative thinking to that body as we did to the US House in 2010.  Mandel will vote for the people before the party and we welcome that commitment. We further endorse Congressman Jim Rennaci in the 16th Congressional District, Dave Joyce in the 14th Congressional District and Dr. Marisha Agana in the 13th Congressional District. They are all dedicated to stopping the spending, stopping the borrowing and balancing the federal budget. They are also dedicated to restoring our individual liberty and freedom by retrenching federal government intrusion into our personal lives and into our businesses.”

 

Moving to the Ohio state races, Zawistowski explained, “In the race for Ohio Senate we endorse incumbent Republican John Eklund who has worked hard to become a familiar and well-known face in Portage County and is an excellent representative of our values and views.  In the Ohio House, we are fortunate to have two extremely talented and dedicated candidates in Matt Lynch in the 76th District in the Northern part of the County, and Nick Skeriotis in the 75th District in the Southern part of the county.  Both are conservative thinkers who believe in the Constitution and will defend it while in office.” 

 

He concluded by saying, “Our organization believes that too many voters ignore the role of Judges when voting. These are key positions in our government and deserve attention equal to the other candidates.  We endorse and urge voters in Portage County to vote for Robert Cupp, Sharon Kennedy and Terrance O’Donnel for the Ohio Supreme Court.  We further endorse Mary O’Toole for the very important Appellate Court Judge position.”

 

Voters can find information for all federal, state, and local races and issues on the organization’s website at www.PortageCountyTEAParty.com.  They will also find videos of many candidates as well as candidate surveys on the website.  Those who do not have internet but would like to find out who the organization endorses can call the office at 330-474-3878.

 

The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.

 

 

UNDERSTAND THE FISCAL INSANITY:

This short video is a non-political explaination, by an accountant, of the severe financial challenges facing our nation:

Last Updated on Friday, 02 November 2012 23:18
 

Issue 1 Analysis

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As you know we have been struggling to find anyone who could explain Issue 1 with any authority and help us decide what our position is on that Issue.  Thankfully, Attorney  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and Attorney  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  donated the time and effort to put together the attached comprehensive document for you to read.  We are recommending a NO Vote on Issue 1. 
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Last Updated on Saturday, 20 October 2012 17:49
 

Romney Pays for Visit-Obama does NOT

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Bob Dyer: Romney pays own freight in the Falls

By Bob Dyer 
Beacon Journal columnist

Interesting contrast.

As I reported in August, Copley Township is still owed $10,549 for the expenses it incurred during a 2008 campaign stop by then-vice presidential hopeful Joe Biden.

Copley’s fiscal officer, Janice Marshall, sent a bill to the “Obama for America” campaign but never received a penny.

And Fairlawn rang up $34,146 in police overtime and other expenses this summer when President Barack Obama brought his re-election campaign to town and spent the night at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.

Shortly thereafter, Fairlawn’s assistant finance director, Patricia Bertsch, sent a bill to the Obama campaign. She said at the time she wasn’t holding her breath. Good thing. She’d still be holding it.

Now along comes Mitt Romney, dishing out his own election patter in Cuyahoga Falls on a Tuesday night in October.

Same deal?

Far from it.

Long before his big rally at the Falls’ Natatorium, Romney’s campaign folks contacted the city, said they’d like to stage an event there and promised to pay for any extra expenses the city would incur.

Romney’s people asked the Falls to come up with an invoice, and said the invoice could be adjusted upward if unforeseen expenses cropped up.

To Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart, that speaks volumes about the difference between the candidates.

“I think it’s self-evident,” he said. “[It tells you] who is accountable for their deeds and who isn’t, who’s accountable for their actions and who keeps blaming everybody else.”

Of course, Robart, a conservative Republican, has virtually nothing nice to say about the president and limitless good things to say about the Romney-Ryan ticket.

Still, regardless of which party you favor, as a taxpayer you have to prefer Romney’s approach to campaign expenses, especially if you live in a small city or town.

The final cost of Tuesday’s rally in the Falls was $7,050, most of it for overtime and facility rental. That’s $7,050 that Cuyahoga Falls’ 49,473 residents won’t have to pay.

The city of Akron, run by a moderate Democrat mayor, said in August it had no intention of billing Obama’s campaign for his 25-minute speech at the John S. Knight Center. The city decided to eat $21,304 in expenses in exchange for what it called the privilege of hosting a sitting president.

There’s an undeniable thrill in getting an up-close look at the most powerful person on the planet. But perhaps we ought to differentiate between someone acting in a presidential capacity and someone trolling for votes.

The biggest downside of the Romney visit — aside from ugly traffic jams — was that the Natatorium was shut down for the entire day, depriving 10,000 dues-paying members of a day of prepaid exercise. However, the city announced in advance that it would extend everyone’s membership by one day.

The Nat employs only a handful of full-time people, and they were paid their usual salaries because they had functions to perform and spent the day working. Losing out were the many part-time employees, none of whom worked or got paid.

Robart was still glowing several days after the Romney visit.

“It was just electric,” he said.

Although Robart initially supported Rick Santorum, and would have preferred Newt Gingrich had Gingrich not been saddled with “so much baggage going in,” Robart’s affection for Romney has heated up considerably.

“I wasn’t on his bandwagon in the primary because I thought he was a little too liberal for me. I was misguided. All of his actions since then spell out a real honorable, honest man.”

Romney’s choice of hotels was interesting. Even though the Sheraton Suites, right around the corner from the Nat, is one of the finest hotels in the region, Romney bedded down at the Fairfield Inn across from the Regal Interstate Park Cinema 18, near South Arlington Road in Green.

Robart attributed that decision to the Fairfield’s connection to the Marriott chain, founded by J. Willard Marriott — who, like Romney, was a Mormon. Romney served two terms on the Marriott board.

As the GOP hopeful was heading out to his campaign bus Wednesday morning (carrying his own luggage), he came over to Robart and spent more than 15 minutes chatting with the mayor and a small group of Cuyahoga Falls officials that included the police and fire chiefs.

“He was very, very gracious,” Robart said. “He couldn’t have been more charismatic. ...

“You always think of politicians as being phoney baloneys” — please note that Robart is saying this, not me — “but I didn’t see an ounce of that in Mitt Romney.”

If nothing else, the guy pays his bills.

Bob Dyer can be reached at 330-996-3580 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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http://www.ohio.com/news/local/bob-dyer-romney-pays-own-freight-in-the-falls-1.341769

 

 

UNDERSTAND THE FISCAL INSANITY:

This short video is a non-political explaination, by an accountant, of the severe financial challenges facing our nation:

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2012 19:59
 

Road Rally Big Success

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Ryan-Romney Road Rally Big Success:

We had a VERY successful Romney-Ryan Road Rally Saturday, October 13, 2012.  This clearly was a very effective tool to get our message out in the community and it was FUN as well.  Thank you to everyone who joined us throughout the rally as we "toured" Portage County on a beautiful fall day. We had families with young children with us, we had several dogs along on the trip, and we had nearly 100 patriots spending their day to fight for America! Thank you also to WNIR Radio for promoting the event virtually all day which resulted in people who are not even in the Portage County TEA Party joining us. We had cars join us at every stop. We impacted tens of thousands of voters who we would normally not be able to reach with the names of our candidates and showed them that their is significant support for the Romney-Ryan ticket in Portage County. Lot's of people came out and waved to us as we went buy. We saw that our candidates signs clearly out number the signs from candidates on the left throughout the County. Finally, there are a LOT of empty chairs in front yards all over Portage County!!!

 

UNDERSTAND THE FISCAL INSANITY:

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Last Updated on Sunday, 14 October 2012 17:09
 
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