County commission candidates invade cyberspace

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

Three of the four candidates running for Erie County Commissioner have set up campaign sites on the Internet.

Joe Hayberger, Mike Printy and Pat Shenigo are hoping you'll drop in their sites to learn more about their campaigns.

Tom Ferrell, the lone holdout against the Internet campaigning trend, told me today he's managed to win his other elections without relying on the Internet. He also told me he doesn't consider himself a computer expert.

Of course, Ferrell has been a fixture in local politics for years, so name recognition is not a problem.

And Ferrell, like the other three, is answering questions for our campaign blog. (This week's issue is jail overcrowding).

Comments

Anonymous

It doesn't matter whether Tommy Ferrell is on the internet or not! He's gone!

Anonymous

Does Erie County have a Republican headquarters this year. I know that the Democratic one is infront of the Murray building, but I have yet to see a Republican one.

Anonymous

Curious: Why does commissioner candidate Pat Shenigo have his Pat Shenigo Sign in his front yard.Maybe he doesn't want the citizens of erie county to know,that he has the biggest house on Hull Rd.Mr, Big lives near the Plum Brook Country Club and doesn't have his phone number/mailing address in the phone book.

Anonymous

Pat Sheigo doesn't have his (Pat Sheigo sign) in his yard.Pat Shenigo's phone number and mailing address isn't listed in the phone book.He has the biggest house in the Plum Brook Country Club area.

Anonymous

question, why are the majority of Sheigo signs in vacant lots or on lot lines?

Anonymous

Sheigo Signs: and vacant lots tells me Pat's dreamimg about ,being elected as an erie county commissioner.Vacant Lots Don't (VOTE).

Anonymous

only thing gone on Nov 5 will be you and your constant harangue against Ferrell.

Won't that be nice too!!!

Anonymous

Ferrell has made his own bed. Whether you like it or not, Tom Ferrell is history in Erie County.

Anonymous

Tommy Ferrell's political career is very vulnerable this re-election year , being he doesn't have the union endorsements he had in the past.I've noticed on the campaign sites,that the AFL-CIO NORTH CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL has endorsed Mike Printy and Joe Hayberger.Ferrell's being a fixture in the past isn't working with the AFL-CIO UNION this re-election year.The big question is,what has Ferrell done that he didn't get the AFL-CIO UNION endorsement .The big- big- big question will it effect the Erie County Democratic Party this election year.Will other Democrats candidates be effected being Ferrell has a problem with the AFL-CIO UNION endorsements.Democratic candidates Dennis Murray and ever Barack Obama could feel the effect of a weak link in the Erie County Democratic Party.

Anonymous

Tommy Ferrell's political career is very vulnerable this re-election year , being he doesn't have the union endorsements he had in the past.I've noticed on the campaign sites,that the AFL-CIO NORTH CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL has endorsed Mike Printy and Joe Hayberger.Ferrell's being a fixture in the past isn't working with the AFL-CIO UNION this re-election year.The big question is,what has Ferrell done that he didn't get the AFL-CIO UNION endorsement .The big- big- big question will it effect the Erie County Democratic Party this election year.Will other Democrats candidates be effected being Ferrell has a problem with the AFL-CIO UNION endorsements.Democratic candidates Dennis Murray and even Barack Obama could feel the effect of a weak link in the Erie County Democratic Party.

Anonymous

The weak link in the Erie County Democratic Party is it's leadership. The heart of the party is now Republians in sheep's clothing, who hang out at Plumbrook Country Club. This is killing the DEM candidates with the true DEMS, such as organized labor people, and the old trench DEMS.

Anonymous

Mr. Hayberger.

Anonymous

Tommy: The show of hands are against you this re-election year.

Anonymous

Tommy did it himself!

Anonymous

the show of hands is the waving off of your continued hatred toward Ferrell. It borders on criminal. Disturbing at the least. Maybe jealousy. We'll see on November 4th. 4 term commissioner or a guy who doesn't even own property in the county???

Anonymous

You must be smoking that fuuny stuff. Tommy Ferrell has everyone against him, Democrats & Republicans, not to mention all of us in organized labor. That's what happens when you're not loyal, and try to play both sides of the fence. He don't stand a chance of beating Mike Printy! And that's a good thing!

Anonymous

Tom Ferrell's wife needs to stop blogging this coluumn. It's obvious she is Actually. No one else that I know of supports her husband. On the other hand, perhaps, she doesn't either. Maybe he's writing the blogs.

Anonymous

Tommy Ferrel: (Yesterday's Man) a politican whose career is finished or past it's peak.

Anonymous

don't know what you are talking about. You are like the tree falling in the woods...if nobody is there is there any sound to hear???? No support of the Unions for Mr. Ferrell??...what is his sign doing in the Laborer's Hall lawn on Perkins Ave?? How can any body vote for Printy when he owns no property in Erie County?? When he loses he'll go back to Columbus where he had been until he came back to run for office in January 2008. That's commitment there isn't it??

Anonymous

You can vote for Printy because he is honest. He will listen. He will be accountable. And he isn't going anywhere. He wants to make Erie county a better place

Anonymous

RE You:The AFL-CIO North Central Labor Council is all the AFL-CIO UNIONS in ERIE-HURON-SANDUSKY-SENECA-LORAIN-OTTAWA -COUNTIES---even the local Laborer's Union on Perkins Ave. Sandusky,Ohio is a member of the AFL-CIO North Central Labor Council (and) the North Central Labor Council did endorse Mike Printy and Joe Hayberger ... Check it out
AFL-CIO North Central Labor Counncil
Erie County Commissioner Endorsements
Mike Printy-www.mikeprinty .com
Joe Hayberger-www.joehayberger.com

Anonymous

Curious:Does Tommy Ferrell have a union endorsement this re election year.

AFL-CIO North Central Labor Council

Mike Printy AFL-CIO UNION
Joe Hayberger AFL-CIO UNION

UAW- CAP- COUNCIL- UNION ??

Anonymous

Where is Tommy going to have his going-out party at...Manny's

Lisa

Lucille , I'll party that night...Vote PRINTY

Anonymous

Do you think Tommy will invite his buddy Pat Shenigo to Manny's?

Anonymous

Tom Jackson says, "And Ferrell, like the other three, is answering questions for our campaign blog."

Anyone who has been on the campaign blog site will see that Ferrell & Shenigo are NOT answering ANY questions from the voters.

Hayberger & Printy ARE answering the voters questions on that blog.

Ferrell & Shenigo are simply ignoring us, the citizens of Erie County. So I will ignore them when I go vote November 4.

Anonymous

Why are we worried what Tom Ferrell does or doesn't do? After november 4th. he's history! Perhaps his ole buddy Kevin Baxter will give a job!

Anonymous

Too bad his ole buddy Baxter isn't history too...

Anonymous

Mr. Ferrell : You have been an erie county commissioner 4 terms (20 years) and president of the board of erie county commissioners the last 2 years. Mr. Ferrell under your watch we lost a lot of local/area great jobs that pay a living wage and good benifits. Mr. Printy has the education/knowledge/experience/expertise to get this county back on it's feet and running again.Mike Printy will be a full-time erie county commissioner.Mr. Ferrell if you can't/haven't done the job as an erie county commissioner in 4 terms (20 years) don't even think your politicking propaganda will get you re-lected this election year.
VOTE PRINTY