Brian Johnston and Walter “Skip” Claypool are running for two separate seats of Geauga County Commissioner this November 2014.
Skip Claypool is a Republican who beat Mary Samide in the primary and running against the Democratic candidate in November.
Skip already has previous experience as a Commissioner having filled a vacant seat for an interim period. More importantly, he is a very strong Constitutionalist and conservative, not just in words but also actions. Skip Claypool has repeatedly demonstrated having the backbone to stand up against the “good old boys club” and the self serving grip they have on Geauga, exposing wrongdoing, waste and misspending of YOUR money.
They hate him. I consider that to be a PLUS for Skip.
Considering himself not to be a politician, Skip Claypool is not the “go along to get along” type like most of your other politicians in Geauga. He really is a servant of the people.
Brian Johnston is an Independent and currently serving as a Geauga County Park District Commissioner. He too is a conservative.
Anyone elected has to raise their hand and swear to a constitutional oath upholding their office. That’s called “being sworn in”, or they cannot take office. That is just a mechanical function for most, then forgotten. Brian Johnston has stated he will take his Oath seriously, doing what is right for the people and I believe him, especially after getting to know his character over the past two years.
Concerning you die hard Republicans, even though Brian Johnston is Independent, he is more conservative Republican than all the RINO’S you have been deceived by and voting for in the past.
Johnston is running against Blake Rear whom I consider to be one of those RINO’S and part of the good old boy club.
I guess it’s a matter of who you want representing your rights, people who really will, or liars.