Steve Ballageer -- Cleveland trustee candidate

Originally Posted Online: April 03, 2013, 11:30 pm
Last Updated: April 04, 2013, 12:01 am
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NAME: Steve Ballageer
AGE: 50
ADDRESS: Cleveland
OCCUPATION: Operating engineer, Local 150
FAMILY: 3 children, 4 grandchildren
EDUCATION: High School
OFFICE SOUGHT: Trustee, 4 year term
PRIOR OFFICE: Trustee 8 years
WHY RUNNING: Our board of trustees, with cooperation from the new mayor, clerk, and
treasurer, can stop all the bad press and start making real progress
KEY ISSUE The current mayor and his appointed clerk and treasurer have ignored
accountability or authority to spend the taxpayers' money, and have refused to work
productively with the board of trustees. Residents deserve hard-working board members and a new mayor who remain focused on accomplishing the peoples' business.
COMMENTS: Our current mayor, clerk, and treasurer have shown disrespect for our flag and
their positions by refusing to stand with village residents to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at our January meeting.

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