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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.


How long does it take to become a good enough Republican?

Anonymous   ·  June 6, 2007 02:33 PM

Well, Mr. Dixon converted to the dark side in 2000...he was a heavy contributer to Democrats...he was the county chairman for the Democrats for crying out loud! I suspect that a convert ought to put in some time with the party making up for his past sins before getting to be handed a big paycheck... I'm just saying...maybe your mileage varies...

Matt Hurley   ·  June 6, 2007 03:11 PM

A lot longer than six years! I wouldn't expect the Democrats to take a convert on faith, and appoint him to an important public office.

NBS   ·  June 6, 2007 03:30 PM

You could have registered that 1,000 pound hog (May archives) as Republican in Butler County and picked up 50% of the vote.

Butters   ·  June 7, 2007 10:18 PM

Dixon is a slob and will likely use his new position to try and improve his faimilies failing home building business, Dixon Builders is on its way out, filing for bankruptsy in 2006 and renaming themselves Dixon Builders, LLC. This family and company are seriously undermining the quality of home builders in Butler County. Fairfield Twonship was built on new homes, Dixon will is now eroding that growth.

None   ·  July 10, 2007 09:01 AM