Butler County Republicans Select Democrat for County Commission
June 6, 2007 09:05 AM
From the Enquirer:
FAIRFIELD - Developer and former Democrat Don Dixon swept his competition Tuesday night, getting 58.2 percent of the Butler County Republican party vote in a three-way race for Butler County Commission....
Dixon switched parties in 2000 for what he called philosophical reasons. Before the switch, he was the county Democratic Party chairman and a prominent financial contributor to that party. The Dixon family operates Hillandale Communities, which specializes in retirement centers
Yeah, philosophical reasons such as "no one else in Butler County is a Democrat anymore." This shows what too many years of one party rule leads to... careerism, and the promotion of leaders who do not have sufficient ideological grounding to qualify them for the job. Six years is no where near enough of a ripening period, and the Butler County GOP should have known better. Sadly, they will reap what they sow.
Over at Weapons of Mass Discussion, Matt Hurley is not happy. He asks:
Here's hoping Dixon really is a Republican... Am I crazy or has the Butler County GOP been taken over by Country Club Republicans?
Not County Club Republicans, Matt. Just plain fools.