These are some of the questions and answers I am hearing while out on the campaign trail. How will I represent you on the Board of Commissioners? How does the Board work? We have 3 Commissioners that represent Lorain County. In a Presidential election year, we elect 2, in the mid-term we elect the 3rd.
This is the most important election for local representation that we have had in over 80 years. You have to ask yourself in terms of what has happened in the last 20 years. With the 1 party domination on the Board of Commissioners, it is done ONE WAY. That has gotten us 3 tax increases that YOU voted NO on. Reckless spending, inability to manage their budget, and zero accountability to the employees resulting in Jobs and Family Services going on STRIKE TWICE. Think about that. Jobs and Family services department and what they provide to our residents, and the Commissioners forced them to strike.
Top priorities for putting our families first are safety and security, and a well run and staffed Lorain County 911. When you call 911, you want to have a secure connection, and be connected with a well trained, rested and confident dispatcher to help you through your crisis. Right now, we have many issues internally going on at our 911 that include lack of training for new hires, the new hires quitting, senior dispatchers forced to work mandatory overtime, dispatchers going weeks without a day off. There is a crisis of “failure to lead” by the department head.
How does this matter to you and your loved ones? Am I going to reach someone competent when I dial 911? Am I feeling confident that should a crime mob enter my neighborhood, will help arrive quickly enough? If I have a loved one with a major health crisis happening will help arrive in time and to the correct location? I want to fix these problems, and from the outside, it’s pretty clear what needs to be done. These Commissioners have a 16 million dollar 5 year levy to operate our 911 center. Where is the money going?
My opponent has talked about economic and job growth way back 17 years ago when she ran the 1st time. I suggest a google search to see what she said, then look at what she actually did. Non existent results. Let’s bring in an economic team and take our County to the next level. Working together we can figure out how to grab those tourism dollars that are there between Cleveland and Put-in-Bay. Economic growth is not just rubber stamping a project after all the work is done. (Carvana project)
And lastly, no more tax increases. These Commissioners have raised taxes on you 3 times after YOU rejected it and told them to manage their money. The last one was a 10 million dollar grab of our money. I am suggesting yearly budget meetings including Department Heads that can explain what their budgeted money will be used for, line by line…..And yes, it will be alot of work, but I can’t wait! I am ready to work for you!
~ Michelle Hung
If elected, I will bring honesty, compassion, and integrity to the Board of Commissioners. My opponent has been in office for 16 years, and she has failed to champion projects that are important to the residents. My opponent has supported multiple tax increases without public support, and she went against the voters wishes with her vote to increase the sales tax in 2016. This increase has resulted in spending with no improvements in services. This is evidenced by the ongoing chaos being reported at Lorain County Emergency 911. The residents are ready for a change in leadership at the Lorain County Commissioners office.
I am married (15 years) to my husband Jeff who works for Sherwin Williams. We have one daughter, age 11. I am involved in the following community organizations: N. Ridgeville Rotary Club, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, N. Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce, Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge A28, Proud sponsor of the N. Ridgeville Hotstove baseball team the “Rangers” and a Member of St. Peter’s Church
I am fired up and ready to represent you with honesty and integrity. You expect representation that manages your tax dollars wisely and doesn’t come to you with their hand out every time they can’t balance the budget. I am the only candidate that represents fiscal responsibility, hard work, budget & department reviews, listening to you and scheduling meetings at times the public can attend. Government shouldn’t be expanding; it should be shrinking. I can bring the energy, drive & hard work that can win for you in November.
PAID FOR BY COMMITTEE TO ELECT MICHELLE HUNG