Meet Sandusky City Commission candidate Diedre Cole

Diedre Cole has announced that she will run this November for the city commission seat she was appointed to in late 2010 after Brett Fuqua resigned from his term early.
Jessica Cuffman
Oct 4, 2011

 

Diedre Cole has announced that she will run this November for the city commission seat she was appointed to in late 2010 after Brett Fuqua resigned from his term early.

She was the fourth-higest vote getter in the November 2009 election, a finish that kept her from earning one of three open seats on commission at the time.

Since taking office, Cole said she has kept red-light cameras from coming to Sandusky, supported doing the ICMA study, put together legislation for the first-ever youth commission and helped to bring Safe Routes to School funding to the area.

Comments

local man

Imagine if red light cameras were installed in Sandusky, some of the thugs could be identified as well as fighting drug trafficking by identifying cars  more efficiently.

Joker

How many decrepit houses are there in bad neighborhoods in Sandusky?  Why doesn't the city put cameras on those houses to monitor the area.  I bet we'll see that crime rate drop like a rock.  I realize it is Big Brother-esque but these mongrel hordes have no respect for anything, including themselves.

PUNKYDUDE

 NO way she will get my vote.  And you no why.

Matt Easterhold

What a joke, how can a person who can't even successfully manage their own life manage a city.  But unfortunately stupid people can vote too.

Cityslicker

Wow, that's one real impressive resume she has there.

007

I have to agree, her personal life and finances are rather distasteful. How does she plan on running the city and monies when she can't manage her own!!

http://sanduskymunicipalcourt.org/search.shtml

Darkhorse

A big disappointment.  She sure changed once she got on the other side of the table.  I was particularly concerned about how she presents herself to the public and the concerns they had with their particular situation.  Her responses and actions to the public's concerns have been, at times, alarming to say the least.  

Amerian Dad

Typical Politician........... make claims that they have actually accomplished something and in fact they haven't.  If she wants to do something for the community, she should get her neighbors on Hancock St. to start seeing more, telling more and get involved with Authorities to clean that area up.  No she would rather grand stand and claim nothing is being done.  See my vote going else where!

007

This a perfect opportunity with the election coming up to rid Sandusky of the the non productive people running the city. There was a reason she wasn't elected in the last election, and the only reason she got the seat was because Fuqua left. Check her stats on the other post and link I made and you be the judge if we the people want someone like her making financial decisions for our city, when in fact she cannot even keep her own affairs in order!! Before you delete this Register, there is nothing I have stated that isn't public knowledge, thus transparency of do you pick and choose who gets exposed and who doesn't.

retired08

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donutshopguy

 This is the best Sandusky has to offer and you wonder why everyone is leaving?

pearl

   I fully understand why Mr. Brady declined to run. Residents running for elected office living off the system. Darkhorse you hit a homerun! I watched the last 2 commission meeting.

Taxpayer

You can be critical all you want.  It will be the PEOPLE of the city who will VOTE her in.  Almost like a president.  If you would care to look at the city voter analysis from the Census, you will see WHY she could be voted in as another who wants to "FEEL GOOD" spending YOUR money on CERTAIN projects and entitlements.  Just wait and see.  WHY should ANY of YOU be surprised?  This has been going on for DECADES and the successful results are what you SEE as you travel around this once great town.  So WHO is really residing in the city and wants the SAME thing?  How does that truthful liberal saying go?  "MISERY loves company!"  Ha! Ha! 

gene44870

Hey joker , lmao , yea well if they did , the next years bugdet would all go to camaras and not for the police that we need after they catch these thug-drug dealers

You might have had a good point , but I dont see why they cant get the funding to remove the problem and add a tax to owners of such properties , and that might get them off there butts and do something to maintian them

I have lived in Sandusky all my life and I can tell yea that when people ask me where I am from  I reply sandusky ohio , but dont hold that against me.I am ashamed at this town and cannot wait to be able to get out , And when I do , I will never look back , theres no reason too

Rabbi

I believe Deidre Cole is both a renter and a Metro recipient which uniquely qualifies her to represent  the largest body of voters in the city.  However, that group fo people are less likely to vote for a variety of reasons.  It will be interesting to see if she can get elected.  

Exxcellent

The way it looks, she will be "voted" in again. If there are 5 seats vacant and only 5 people run, she will be in office by default.

Perkins2060

Is this a joke?

PUNKYDUDE

 She is living off of my dime.

wakeup

 just check sandusky city court records

margaritaville88

This must be a joke, this "fine" individual thinks she is too good to even BUY a FISHING LICENSE !!!     PATHETIC !!!!  LORD, Help us all......

  Concerning: Cole, Diedre
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/13/2000
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF0000109
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil 2 Concerning: Cole, Diedre
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/21/2008
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVI0800680
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: UNPD TAXES
Case Type: Small Claims 3 Concerning: Cole, Diedre
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/05/2009
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVG0902725
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FORCIBLE ENTRY
Case Type: Civil 4 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/01/2000
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: TRD0000634
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: A C D A
Case Type: Traffic 5 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/20/2004
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TR0405394
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PARKING TICKET
Case Type: Traffic 6 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/28/2006
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: TRD0603009
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: UNSAFE VEH
Case Type: Traffic 7 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 04/14/1998
Arr. Agency: ODNR Case #: CRB9801630
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO FISH LICENSE
Case Type: Criminal 8 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/26/1998
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB9805583A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PASS BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal 9 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/26/1998
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB9805583B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PASS BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal 10 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/26/1998
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB9805583C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PASS BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal 11 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/21/1998
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD9807758
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 40/25 SPEED
Case Type: Traffic 12 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y.
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/21/2001
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVE0102993
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: AUTO ACCIDENT/P
Case Type: Civil  

007

Thanks margaritaville88 for posting the record.

Everytime I post a criminal record ( which by the way is public record) Mattie boy closes my account or deletes my post. Once again thanks for posting especially the bad check charges. After seeing that I'm for sure that I want her being on the city commission. LMFAO!!!

margaritaville88

007:  the SR usually deletes my posts too.  If it is Public record in fact, they are in fact taking away freedom of speech, right??  Not to mention discrimination when they "cherry pick" who to delete

digifotogph

 You know..All you CLOWNS have something to say about your elected officials...If you don't want the woman in the position, then vote against her , or better yet, since all of you have the solution for sanduskys problems. Get up, campaign and run for office yourself. WHAT..WHAT WAS THAT...SILENCE..NO WAY..You can write all this bull about someone but look at your own self. Is your record perfect. Are you willing to put your name out there and run so people can pick your name and record apart. Don't freeze up now..Its simple, if you can do a better job, then SHUT THE F UP AND RUN FOR OFFICE...PUT UP OR SHUT UP, 007, JOKER, MATT EASRERHOLD, AND THE REST OF YOU CIRCUS CLOWNS. DO SOMETHING INSTEAD OF WHINNING LIKE A LITTLE B*&^% (FEMALE DOG)

margaritaville88

 

digifotogph: Why don't YOU RUN, or is it because you are RELATED to this woman???  YOU must have things to hide yourself from your aggressive comments???
digifotogph

 Well big font writer Margaritaville 88, and may I complement you on your choice of fonts, however I dont think 72 was a wise choice..We can all see your comment ar a 12 or 20, anyway,. No I am not a relative of Ms. Cole, And given the present day situation, I no longer live in Sandusky, but I still have ties there and property, anyway someday I might want to return to the town I grew up in and it would be nice if it were still there, If i were there yes I would run for a seat., just as Keith Grohe is doing. It doesnt matter if your working at Cedar Point, on public assistance, or live in the trailer park off of Cleveland Road. Do they teach city commisioners courses at the high school..NO! I just laugh at the brainlessness of some of you. Is the person running not to have experienced life as a child, a young person as an adult of what. Your so quick to judge people without thinking...Think about this...All you Sandusky people can do this and get results... If you need to know about drugs..who do you ask..a school teacher or a drug addict or former one?  when you need your car fixed who do you ask, your pastor , your PTA and quilt making buddy, or do you go to a certified mechanic? So it plain and simple, if there are city problems and you need an expert, why not ask someone in touch with the city, someone who lives within those areas, not out in cedar point or areas that never seems to have any trouble, get someone thats not afraid to go down on as you call it Hancrack st and talk to people instead of from the microphone down at city hall. Get real. Believe me if I were still in sandusky, yes I would run and would probably win. So what are you prepared to do.?  Run..put your writing talents to good use instead of blowing off steam and using extremely large fonts to get your message across. Put that big azz font on a campaign banner.

Perkins2060

The recent unpaid taxes from 2008 would worry me if I was contemplating on voting for her.

digifotogph

 And to you perkins 2060..Are there not members of congress that you and I have voted into office that have not paid taxes..we all owe somebody something. you owe the bank for your house and car. Should that be a problem for me to vote for you. I'm sure ms. cole doesn't owe millions of dollars in unpaid taxes such as our congressmen, senators, and movie stars and singers do. We all are not perfect people..Again like I said before..If you can do better...Run for the position, stop being a big azz chicken and do something about it.  Everybody's always judging people for what they've done in the past..Can any of us say we haven't done something, sometime in our life, have you never stolen anything, not even a paper clip, not paid for something, broke curfew, disobeyed your parents at least 1 time, have you never smoked a cigarette under age or took a drink in high school at pep rallys etc...Come on  judge a person for what they do and the service thay can provide. We worship the wrong people. Worship God, and join together as a city and fix your situation so I can bring my grandchildren there someday.

Perkins2060

Look at ourselves?  Why would we have to do that?  We aren't running for office!

Hmm

digifotogth is right.  She's running, you're not.  If you are that unhappy with your options, step up.  Its YOUR government.  How pathetic to do nothing more than sit back and complain.

pearl

   Where is my Tin Foil hat?

pearl

Red Lights?

pearl

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PUNKYDUDE

FORCIBLE ENTRY   PASS BAD CHECK    PASS BAD CHECK    PASS BAD CHECK    UNPD TAXES    not good people
 
007

@ digifotogph:

  You mean to tell me that you think it's correct for a person to deal with taxpayers monies and by the same note has multiple accounts against them for bad check passing, back taxes owed, etc? She is quite the pillar of society to say the least. Judging from your analogy of Cole it would seem that what crimes she has committed in the past pertaining to monies with the city and county owed you feel this is acceptable as a moral standing AND MAKES HER QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB? No pun intended, but that would be like putting a pedophile in charge of a day care center, or an embezzler in charge of a bank.

 

digifotogph

Hey 007, this is already going on in society.Cant you see that. Bankers are doing wrong all the time, teachers are sleeping with students..come on. Leave her alone and cast your damn vote or like I said before, shut the hell up and run yourself, that is if YOUR slate is Clean...IS IT??? lets look up your stats and blast them all over the internet...Can u stand the heat??got something to hide you did 20 years ago? smoked a joint, stole something, got a ticket, domestic violence, didn't pass a grade or class in school..Whats your record like, MR BOND...

Julie R.

I'll bet Ms. Cole's back taxes owed doesn't even come close to the 200K in back taxes that were FORGIVEN by Jo Dee Fantozz. Cole's back taxes owed just shows she doesn't have the power to misuse her power like others in corrupt Erie County do!

pearl

     Let's do the math.  Farrar, Cole, Smith, Edmon, Poole, Fieck, Warner and Grohe.

007

@ digifotogph AKA Jimmy:

You wrote (Can u stand the heat??got something to hide you did 20 years ago? smoked a joint, stole something, got a ticket, domestic violence, didn't pass a grade or class in school..Whats your record like, MR BOND...) Look all you like as I always have been a productive person of society unlike yourself.

First of all I have nothing to tarnish my name through court records, unlike yours. I see you have a few for unfinished work, money only, etc. Now I am beginning to see the correlation between you and Cole aside from being friends on Facebook. I see you at least finally got the garn on wages paid off from 2002 and finished in 2010. Good for you. Since you didn't really have a choice since it was a garn.

digifotogph

 Mr bond. 007.I really dont care what you have to say..Its not about me..Its about the city and who will lead them into the next round. Weather I have any issues is just that issues. I dont care that you can go and find out public records. Anybody can do that. Your no wizard. Do you want me to go out and do a background check on you?? I really dont need to but I could. Like I said jefore. I'm not hiding, and I'm not running for office, but if I were, I would still get the respect and votes needed to secure a seat. Your so bent on making other people look bad that your missing the whole issue. You dont have a spotless record yourself. Yes I looked you up. Had some problems yourself in life too have ya. Oh well. What was done by you a few years ago would not bother me a bit if you were steadfast on doing a good job for the community. give the canidates a break and see what they can do instead of doing CSI work on everybodies past. Wanna confront me in person, take a drive, i'll meet you and will be glad to discuss any problem of beef you have with me, but it not going to help out the city comissioner situation.

Julie R.

Oh come on already, people. As I've said many times before ~ the BIGGEST and FILTHIEST crooks around, including, but not limited to, attorneys and scum that work at financial institutions ~ do not have records at all!  

PUNKYDUDE

 Is she a MISS or MRS?

007

Yes I'm curious as to what problems I have had you overly diversfied remedial dolt. Yes I'm calling you out, I know who you are and if you have a difficult time handeling that, well then maybe you should HAVE sought another profession beside taking racey pictures of women. Sure I would like you to post a record of me if in fact there is one, which there isn't. Your problem is that you and Cole are cut from the same cloth, just by what your record states you and her alike. I am challenging you my over weight blogger to post my record, as I will tomorrow for yours. You're no different than the thuglits except for the fsct you were born in 61 and should know better and very much in need f a gym, but you still have your heritage which you hang onto reguardless of what your fellow brothers do. Yes I want you to post me, I'm curious as to what you think I have done, I already have your record. So what's it going to be wanna play? Make sure you are ready for all your details as I have it all including the pictures.  If we were playing checkers Jimmy, IT'S YOUR MOVE!!!

digifotogph

 Tell me 007 , just what is the definition of a overly diverfied remedial dolt. I really don't know what that is. Can't find it in google...Oh well..Do as you wish. I cant stop you from doing research on someone. I'm not running for office, and if I were I would expect you to do a background check on me especially if I were running for a public position. Blast me up here on the Big Sandusky Register . If wont help nor will it hurt Ms. Coles chances of securing a seat on the commission. We are facebook friends as I am with hundreds of people and so are you. Are we cut from the same cloth, yes and no, yes-we are both black but she is not my sister. I have but 1 sister and She doesn't live in Sandusky so as any good seamstress knows, you have to be from the same bolt of fabric to be cut from it. I don't recall my mother or father ever mentioning her as a relative. Bottom line is. You do what you feel you have to and I will do the same. Good luck to you Ms.Cole, Keith, Danny and all the other candidate’s.  Mr. Bond, you can either Live and Let DIE with your Goldfinger at the Casino Royale or you can Die Another Day at the Quantum of Solace. You are truly The Spy Who Loved Me, so From Russia with Love I say Diamonds are Forever .

PUNKYDUDE

 It says MRS Cole on her name tag.

sanduskymom

Does anyone know if the City had to buy a computer for Ms. Cole, (since she could not afford one herself,) to conduct City business....AND if the City continues to pay for her monthly internet access?

4XGRCE

It is truly disappointing and unfortunate that all of you seem to have lost focus.  The things you discuss have nothing what so ever to do with my ability to effectively perform my job as a commissioner.  You rehash "OLD" news as you add nothing from your discussions in 2009.   Nameless, faceless personal attacks, criticisms and inaccuracies have no value and it is incredibly sad that supposedly grown adults participate in this type of behavior.  It does absolutely nothing to put Sandusky in a positive light on the WORLD WIDE WEB, as we seek to grow our economy and is true disservice to business development and growth.  If you want to understand why our children are bullying one another we need only to look at this site and how we talk to each other.  Children learn from adults, what are they learning from you?

Whether you admit it or not, I have made significant contributions to the City and the Commission during 2010-2011 and will continue to do my best for ALL residents regardless of any external factors.  I do not, nor will I ever cater to any one group, person or special interest and I have proven that countless times.  The City DID NOT buy my laptop, and the City DOES NOT pay for my internet.   These type of inaccurate statements only prove that we still have a long way to go.

If you are so concerned about me and want to know something, have a question or a criticism, be an adult, pick up the phone, come to my home, or stop me on the street.  Don't hide behind your keyboards, have the courage to confront me, come out from the shadows for all of us to see.

coleforcommish@yolasite.com

digifotogph

Well put..Enough said ! Good luck to you and all the others running to make a difference.

Common Sense

Re: digitofogph

Well put..Enough said !

If Ms. Cole has "made significant contributions to the City and the Commission during 2010-2011", then why are you wasting your breath to take down others when you could help build a solid platform by informing the public of her accomplishments? The posters here are few and should not make the difference in the election.

On the other hand, your lack of eloquence in posting does not aid any of the campaigns you so vigorously support.