Waddington: The man who should be mayor

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

 

I always thought voters decided who got the city’s ex-officio mayor’s post -- by ballot -- and the prize went to the top votegetter.

Commissioner Dave Waddington was the candidate who got the most votes when he was re-elected in 2007. A tally of more than 500 votes above the candidate with the next highest vote total. 

But Waddington didn’t get the nod from his fellow commissioners back then. Here’s hoping he gets it this time when Dennis Murray Jr. resigns commission if he’s elected state representative.

Sure. Sure. Commissioner Craig “Barney” Stahl wants it so bad he’s already smooching it up with anyone who’ll listen. But Craig’s leadership in the No. 2 spot this year has been lacking, stubborn and foolishly wasteful of tax dollars. 

Waddington will have to step aside at the end of his current four-year term due to term limits. His last two years on the Sandusky City Commission should be as mayor.

Comments

Anonymous

Can't you write about ANYTHING else, EVER? Get a life! Tell me Matt, why is it that the trouble at OVH story could not even make your website even after the "Just In" was here last night? Noooo those stories all get buried of never make it here at all. We have to hear about and look at blogs when it comes to you sticking up for Nuesse in one way or another but your paper won't let people blog about OVH ever. Why is that? Do you have an answer? I can just imagine!

Anonymous

Waddington is a little disappointing as he is being led instead of having a mind of his own and doing what is right and not following the leader on issues; he can be easily persuaded. As for Stahl as Mayor, he is not worthy of this office as he is sneaky. He sits up there and doesn't volunteer any information as to how the Marina District project is being financed when all the time he knows and he isn't sharing any information with the public especially when it comes to how the city hall relocation is being financed. It is already set up for Stahl to take over as president, although, I would like to see Waddington as president to keep things honest, fair and balance.

Anonymous

they had finally changed westerhold's blog. seems like the other one had been there for weeks. didn't bother to read it. most of what he writes is just so much blarney.

Anonymous

Waddington as mayor, this must be science fiction. Whats next, Westerhold as editor of a real newspaper, na neither will happen.

sandumpy

You got to be kidding me. He is a complete idiot.

Anonymous

Earthquake Mcgoon Waddington for mayor
give me a break Wesrterhold.

Anonymous

...are you the one that calls Stahl "smoochy"?

Anonymous

EVERONE calls Stahl SMOOCHY. If not WaddingTON, how bout do nothing since elected Fuqua?

Anonymous

a sad day for the City of Sandusky if this should happen.

Anonymous

That there will be NEWBIES to run for City Comm.. Then again, it'll probabley be just more POLITICS AS USUAL! Seems we only have 2 Comm. making the decisions anyways, why bother with the rest? Did Mr. Murray buy that State Rep. position or something? Sure sounds like some may think it's a pretty sure thing? All the more reason I say, Good Luck Mr. Enderle!

Anonymous

I would agree that Waddington would make the best Mayor, however, this is not going to happen as Murray will be back. He is not going to win the seat he is seeking for the State and we will have to endure more of his leading the city down a bankrupt path with his great ideas like the MD. If he could put half as much energy into helping to find manufactureing jobs as he does trying to jam this MD down our throats we would all have jobs in this town. As for Stahl, it is one thing to be upbeat, it is another thing to make a fool of yourself doing it. He is so far inbed with Murray if he became Mayor he would not know what to do next. Without Murray's influence Waddington could become a great Mayor, but with Murray on this commission everyone can't think for themselves, they just follow along blindly saying, yes sir, whatever you say sir, great idea sir, I couldn't have said it anybetter sir. What a bunch of stoogies.

Anonymous

Dave is #1 as he is very connected to the people. But Dan K. also has proven he can lead the city and is well respected in working with other elected officials, too; something especially needed in these tough economic times. Dan and Dave have been leaders in the community and will continue to do so even when they are termed out. Dan and Dave for Mayor and Vice Mayor.

Anonymous

Was Ann Waddington former fair treasurer? She skimmed money from somewhere a few years ago.

Anonymous

Is that you Dave and Dan? HAS to be.

Anonymous

She stole from Sandusky Municipal Court. She was an employee.

Anonymous

Who's this Stahl guy? I thought that was Drew Carey?

Anonymous

Dan Kaman, Dave Waddinton and Matt westerhold!

curious

What's up with Nuesse?

Anonymous

hey what about Dannie Edmon for mayor??BRING HIM BACK...oh wait....lets delve into his history and his family's history.....stealing, drugs, abusing childrens services for all the kids his girl friend has..plus the extra, extra one's she watches for money and doesn't report it..what about peggy and all the trouble she's been in..what about his brother stealing from the local chapter.Ok what about Dannie...foreclosures, stealing from his employer...where is he now, not paying on back taxes...the list goes on and on and on...but he would make a good mayor.

Anonymous

God, whose skull is thicker, Waddingtons or Westerholds?

Cro-Magnon wannabees.

Anonymous

When driving around Erie County, I couldn't help to notice where Printy had his signs displayed.
Restaurants on 250-Pancake man's establishments.
Perkins Ave.-Properties in close proximity of Gravedigger's.
That alone is very telling to me and I hope to others. Remember what happened in previous years when Perkins Township had "puppets" in charge of their government.
I am sick and tired of people being elected because of Who they are or who they know.
I urge all registered voters to really take an interest and ask questions (what kind of experience and expertise, what challenges has one had to endure to accomplish tasks at hand, etc.) Check into what they "speak now" before you decide on OUR future.
Remember, the company one keeps is usually the integrity he is.

Anonymous

I can go you one better. The three monkeys, you know, Stahl-see no evil, Murray-speak no evil, Farrer-hear no evil. What a bunch of worthless officials. Those three are the worst elected commissioners I have ever seen, and believe me when I tell you, I have seen many in my life in this town.

Anonymous

The boat's in storage for the winter so now I can resume pestering you with my nonsensical rants.

Anonymous

Hey Matt,

Lay off of me!! I have 1000 brand new nickels and 3 packs of stale gum to give to you. Also a bag of 13 year old Halloween candy that I will throw in for FREE!!! Lay off, will you!!!

Mi Chu Wong Dong

Hey Matt,

You got soy beans for balls?

Why you lay off that little runt Kevin?

Anonymous

...the first commissioner, willing to stand on his hind legs and say, "The
Marina district does not make a lick of sense."

No one knows how long this wall st./banking problem will last, or just how much worse it will get. Committing
additional city resources or otherwise obligating city assets to this project, given the status of the economy, would be the act of petulant children, not the reasoned stewardship of true community leaders.

Anonymous

What makes you think Waddington should be Mayor? He has yet to get a "trophy in his case" (his own words). The only thing he is good at is self-promotion.

curious

has anyone heard anything about nuesse?

Anonymous

I sometimes wonder if Westerhold just says things because he can??? Nothing you say Matt...makes ANY sense. Waddington is one of the biggest jokes on that commission and considering whose on the commission, that is pretty bad (Dan Kaman). What qualifies him Matt?? That he WAS a great power lifter?? I mean what else has he accomplished??? Do you even know or are you just, once again, typing things to make people mad? Why dont you just give up Matt, other than you and maybe one other person, no one cares or takes anything you say seriously...

Anonymous

Lets get Tim Schwanger on the city commission and elect him mayor! He's cream of the crop..... when it comes to idiots in this city. Hey Tim... "the wannabe" there is some of us who want you to run so we can have a good hardy laugh at your 1st grade thinking. Your foul mouth and hiding behind mama's skirt isn't fooling anyone Show us, the citizens what you think you can do.....Oh, excuse me .... your platform always has and is still dragging this city down...shall I continue?

Anonymous

Why don't YOU run for commission, mouth. I happen to agree with most of what Mr. Schwanger has to say. Especially concerning this Marina District fiasco. Are you really "Sarah" or one of the loser commissioners? A wife of a commissioner maybe?

Anonymous

Is your last name Palin? Neither of you let the lack of information get in the way of shooting off your mouth. At least when the real Sarah spent $23 million for that rec center, it benefitted everyone in the community--not just the rich. You could use all the lipstick in Alaska, but you'd still be a pit bull...and we all know the proper term for a female dog, of any breed. Gotcha!

Anonymous

Dave gets involved and tries to help others in need.

Anonymous

Ok, let's see, what have you done to help and aid this community lately. Silence. Waddingto has done more for this community then you have done in your lifetime. Please fill us in on your contributions.

Anonymous

I agree with you 100%. When the Sandusky Now ignorants placed this Sarah's blinders on they must have pulled the strings to tight and cut off the blood flow to this persons brain.

Anonymous

SMOOCHY for assistant dog catcher!

Anonymous

It would not be surprising to learn that Sarah is indeed a city commissioner or a wannabe, both perhaps being the same!

Tim S. has done more to bring the city's residents up to speed on the problems facing the residents than any of the current city commissioners who do not have any original thoughts or ideas about how to bring real lasting jobs to the city.

This whole MD condo deal is a big mess that takes away public land and gives preferential treatment to the only developer who offered a proposal....some testimony to poor planning on the part of the current city commissioners.

Let's dump this MD proposal and start over again with a real economic development plan that focuses on jobs and not more empty over-priced condos.

If there is any development of the waterfront it should not be at the expense of public access to the waterfront or existing public land.

The casino issue is expected to fail and Murray will not become the next state representative and that means the MD project will be dead given the additional financial burden of risks for the city.

Anonymous

Matt, did you just join the GOB network?

Anonymous

WOW, too many small minds, full of..

Anonymous

Fuqua is horrible.

Anonymous

Warner is a jerk too.

Anonymous

let see how much money jis wife could embezzle from that office

Anonymous

How much did she steal?

Anonymous

I support Waddington, he will work great with David Brenner!

Anonymous

As well, NO vote for any sitting Commissioners here, city or county! Those who sit back, remaining SILENT & COMPLACENT, are just as bad!

Anonymous

seems that he is everywhere but who is the real Waddington and where does he get all his expertise; seems like there are some missing links in his background