I flunk Dennis Murray's IQ test

Tom Jackson
Oct 15, 2013


As you drive around town, you've probably noticed Dennis Murray Jr.'s campaign signs for his race for the city commission, featuring the number "2018" prominently displayed. 

Like everyone else, I could not figure out what the number meant until the Register ran an item explaining that 2018 will be the 200th anniversary of the founding of Sandusky, and Murray wants people to start thinking about the gala celebration. No doubt Sandusky schoolchildren recognized 1818 as an important date, just like 1492 or 1776.

As the Sandusky history blog reveals, Sandusky greeted the 150th anniversary of the city's founding with a gala Sesquicentennial celebration in 1968, featuring a parade, an official seal and even a Sandusky Area Sesquicentennial Queen, Mrs. Francine Sengstock (pictured).

The celebration was marred by a tragic incident; one woman was killed and another badly injured when a fireworks accident sent pieces of flying metal through a crowd at Strobel field.

Here's another Sandusky history blog posting, showing how the original 1818 plat for Sandusky created an oddball street design that replicates the symbol used by Freemasons. 





That's all fine and well. Let Murray purchase signs to promote just that, but when you see his name on the same sign as the year 2018 it makes one think that is when he wants to be elected to office. I say let it be and maybe people will not vote for him until then. Just what we don't need is a Murray in power beyond the realm of their offices. Everyone I talk to says that is the most stupid signs they have ever seen because no one knows what they mean. Figures, leave it to a lawyer.

Licorice Schtick

You know what they say - "There's no such thing as bad publicity."

What campaign sign has EVER generated this much buzz?

The sign is brilliant.

People who think the sign is stupid are, well, stupid.

BTW, it would probably take 4 or 5 SR commenters to match the sum of Dennis' and Martha's I.Q.


I seem to recall another centennial event in 1924.


bondgirlM, exactly! Like I said on the blogs when the Register answered the Mailbag question about the signs (or rather gave Murray a multi-paragraph campaign ad for free): If you have to explain your campaign slogan, it ain't much of a slogan, IS it?


You have that exactly right!


can someone say CONSECO?:
MURRAY v. CONSECO INC, No. 29A02-0108-CV-552., April 12, 2002 - IN Court of Appeals

There you go again

Is anyone going to vote for Murray? Should we wait until 2018 to vote for him? Ha ha ha


Smoke and mirrors to get elected.