Monday, September 22, 2014

A quick update as it seems Jon is beginning to show his true colors in his latest stepping stone community..

Keeping in mind the fact that Russell could care less for Culpeper, save for how quickly he can launch his ever-upward political career, Jon is beginning to show his true self... as he inevitably does to everyone watching.

Here's another example I just received from someone in the Culpeper community that is just... just... so JON!
Mr. Russell and I met in a volunteer political organization wherein he and I got along rather swimmingly (he even helped me find some lodging at the time for a meeting).  That said he and I exchanged political viewpoints over a couple of years me being a Green Moderate, him being a Zionist Libertarian. 
Being I considered this man to be an acquaintance (even hinging on a mentor/protegee relationship at times), I've watched his career closely never supporting him (politically) but always giving him some sense of support.  One thing I enjoyed about his political platform was his notion of transparency in government proceedings (this is one of his BIG things).  On an occasion (I don't recall the exact date), he posted a status to the effect of saying special interest (in government) was a bad thing. 
Being I am a student and filled to the brim with all curiosity, I asked him what constituted a 'special interest.'  I gave references that a monetary, religious, or even political gain might be construed as special interest (all politics is ultimately bribery in some form).  He responded that this was not the case and that I 'would know it when I saw it [special interest].'  I pride myself on my ability reason and implored him further so that I might recognize special interest when I encountered it.  He told me it was a thing only a politician would understand.  I asked him a third time: what is special interest? 
Unfortunately, Mr. Russell proceeded to not only unfriend me from Facebook but also block me.  This is not only insulting (since Mr. Russell was implying I was too dim to understand special interest) but is also extremely immature.  By blocking me, Mr. Russell has exposed his cowardice and acknowledged his inability to reason.  As politician who supported transparency in government, Mr. Russell revealed himself as a hypocrite not being able to answer my question: what constitutes special interest? 
My hope is that Mr. Russell will apologize and attempt to rectify his mistakes if not for his sake but for that of his children.  If this site proves anything, it is that he has hurt quite a few people, and a smart man might take it as a sign to learn a thing or to.
I would suggest the poster not hold his breath.  A man who deems himself incapable of fault is not likely to ever acknowledge it.

And that is this man.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jon Russell makes the big time. Sorta. Kinda.

Shortly before Russell fooled the people of Culpeper into electing him to their city council (A huge mistake as those of us paying attention in the local area knew) I was called by a reporter from a fringe-left outfit called "PR Watch," who wanted to chat about one of my favorite subjects, one Jon Russell, formerly Washougal city councilman, failed congressional candidate and failed candidate for state representative.

So, always eager to help when it comes to Russell, I directed said reporter to the now nationally renown Jon Russell Watch blog.

And I'm not as big on ALEC as I used to be, thanks to Jon: after all, if they can be fooled into hiring a guy like him, well, hell... what else can they be fooled into doing?

This article is what follows.

Posted by BRENDAN FISCHER on July 31, 2014

After forty years of pushing corporate-friendly policy in state legislatures, this week the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is launching its new project aimed at doing the same at the local level.
The director of the American City County Exchange (ACCE), Jon Russell, has been described as a "divisive" local government official, better known for pushing a national anti-immigrant agenda than for serving local interests and his constituents. ACCE's first meeting will coincide with ALEC's Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas this week.
The creation of ACCE comes as national corporate and ideological interests increasingly try to exert influence over municipal government. For example, over the past year, David Koch's Americans for Prosperity has spent money on the mayoral race in Coralville, Iowa, the Board of Supervisors election in Iron County, Wisconsin, and school board elections in Douglas County, Colorado and Kenosha, Wisconsin.
ACCE is not expected to spend money in local elections, but its role could be viewed as providing the policy counterpart to electoral spending by the Kochs and others.
Early reports suggests that ACCE will pursue similar policy objectives as ALEC. According toThe Guardian, "An early draft of the agenda for [the] meeting revealingly listed ACCE’s very first workshop under the simple title: 'Privatization' – though in the final version the wording had been sanitized into: 'Effective Tools for Promoting Limited Government'." Privatization has been a long term goal for many ALEC member firms, and ALEC model bills have called for the creation of a special state commission to privatize public services. Other ALEC bills call for the privatization of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, public schools, state pensions and more. Another workshop at the inaugural ACCE meeting is titled "Releasing Local Governments From the Grip of Collective Bargaining," which fits into ALEC's long-standing antipathy towards unions.

"ACCE is just another effort to rig our democracy"

ACCE also largely mirrors the structure, goals, and funding stream of its parent organization.
Its membership includes elected officials and corporate lobbyists, both of whom will have a say in approving "model" policy for the elected officials to introduce back home. According to ACCE's promotional materials, a benefit for corporate members is that it "enables business leaders to provide industry insights during policy creation."
Like ALEC, ACCE's funding appears comes almost entirely from its corporate members. Local elected officials are asked to pay just $100 for a two year membership, where corporate members pay between $10,000 and $25,000.
Some are skeptical of ALEC's newfound commitment to local control. For years, ALEC has pushed state-level preemption bills to prohibit local governments from enacting policies like paid sick days, a higher minimum wage, municipal broadband, or limits on GMOs, all of which would benefit ALEC's corporate members.
Given this history, many local officials aren't buying that ALEC and ACCE are looking out for the best interests of their constituents, as opposed to the interests of ACCE's corporate funders.
“ALEC and ACCE aren't about implementing a set of right-wing policies, they are about moving corporate America's agenda," Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges told the Center for Media and Democracy.
"Local government is the best way to reflect the values and meet the unique needs of the local community," she said. "ACCE is just another effort to rig our democracy in favor of corporate special interests."

ACCE Director Described as "Divisive" and as a "Lightning Rod"

ALEC -- which has pushed "Stand Your Ground" legislation, voter ID restrictions, and prison privatization -- is no stranger to controversy. Neither is the new director of ACCE, Jon Russell. Russell describes himself as the "founder" of ACCE, although it is a project of ALEC and he is an ALEC employee.
Russell was on the city council of Washougel,[sic] Washington from 2006 until 2012, when he resigned his office for a position with Students for Life of America, an anti-abortion group based in Manassas, Virginia. He was elected to the town council in Culpepper, Virginia earlier this year.
During his tenure on the Washougel[sic] City Council, Russell was described by The Columbian newspaper as "one of Clark County's most divisive governmental figures" and "a lightning rod, to say the least."
Russell "brought national causes to city government and backed conservative challengers against veteran council members in the 2011 elections," The Columbian wrote. Among other things, Russell introduced a resolution in support of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, which many suspected was designed to boost his ultimately unsuccessful run for state office. (Incidentally, SB1070 matched ALEC's "No Sanctuary Cities for Illegal Immigrants Act" word-for-word.)
He also made his share of enemies. The former Executive Director of the Washington Republican Party set up a blog to track what he perceived as Russell's misdeeds, which ranged from setting up fake usernames to post comments on news articles to taking balloons from children.
Upon Russell's departure from Washougel,[sic] fellow councilman Paul Greenlee said he hoped his replacement would be more focused on local issues. "When they come into city hall, they need to be focused on Washougal, not on some agenda."
When Russell ran for office two years later on the other side of the country in Culpepper, Virginia, Washougel[sic] residents tried to warn voters.
"As a former resident of the town Jon [Russell] served on during his term, I wouldn't let him near a leadership position of my town ever again," commented Washougel[sic] resident Greg Evans on a Culpepper article.
"Russell's commitment is to himself," wrote K.J. Hinton. "Russell was using his city council seat as a launching pad for higher office. Fortunately for us all, his abysmal congressional campaign was a complete failure, as was his fall back campaign for State Representative... where, had he won either, I would have found myself in the unfortunate position of being a constituent. Clearly, he was no longer interested in being a city councilman, and towards the end of his tenure, he missed the majority of meetings that he was supposed to attend."
Despite Russell's spotty history as a local elected official, he insists that his group ACCE has the solution for making local government better. We'll see.
For the record, I've got no more problem with the Kochs than these leftists have with George Soros.

Nor do I engage in a double-standard like leftists typically do: if I had a problem with money in politics I'd have a problem with it no matter WHERE it came from, left OR right.

But even now, Russell has to be fake:  He HAS to claim this:
 ALEC -- which has pushed "Stand Your Ground" legislation, voter ID restrictions, and prison privatization -- is no stranger to controversy. Neither is the new director of ACCE, Jon Russell. Russell describes himself as the "founder" of ACCE, although it is a project of ALEC and he is an ALEC employee.
See, that's the kind of thing that keeps me working to keep Russell out of government.

He has no problem doing this sort of thing, over and over and over.  But who, with integrity, would make such claims to blow himself up in importance as if this plan WERE his idea?

I know you're reading this, Jon.  And I'm watching.  And next time you run for anything, I'm just going to work that much harder to make sure you don't win.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I apologize to the people of Culpeper: I should have started sooner.

Had I been more active with this blog and putting up the link, you would have been spared what's likely to happen.

By winning this campaign... barely... Jon is now fixated on his next campaign and he will begin the process of using his city council seat to build up a resume' for leaving your fair town.

That is the modis operandi for Russell, who no more wants to stay in your fair burg and be a city councilman than he wants to be vaporized by Martians.

Expect the grandstanding, the efforts to spread his influence (Like the scam he ran by moving the city council elections to November) and expect him to engage in the kind of things he can put on his campaign literature, because remember this: like Obama, he takes credit for everything good that happens (As if it were a one-person city government) and takes absolutely no responsibility for anything bad that happens.

While I have warned you, the people of the fair city of Culpeper, I didn't start early enough.  But by his election, you'll find out exactly what a self-absorbed, narcissistic snake oil salesman you've hired.

Soon... very soon... he will try and ditch you folks like he did Washougal.  And next time he runs... this blog will still be here, and I'll try much harder to warn the electorate.

Because his next stop is your state capital if he can swing it... and then DC after that.

And THE last thing *I* want is THAT man in MY government.

Remember Jon, I'll be watching.  In the internet age, it'll be much like I moved in next door.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Russell apparently won.

Which is OK, I guess, since he's not in my government.

But this blog will be waiting here when he ditches Culpeper to move on to his next try at elective office... and he leaves Culpeper in his rear view mirror... just like he did Washougal.

They'll be sorry.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Russell sets you up for his election:"Here's why I'm asking for your vote."

There's only one reason why this clown has waited all of two years to run for city council in Culpeper after using the movement of the city council election to raise his profile:

It's because he's using you.

He lists a great many reasons... and each and every one of them is designed to tell you what you want to hear... but not to tell you the truth.

The truth is that he will ditch you as fast as possible for bigger and better things... just like he did in Washougal, WA.

In 2010, this clown ran for Congress in Washington State's 3rd District.  And when that fell apart, he switched to state representative where he managed to get 20% of the vote in the primary.

He had a bunch of people say the same things about him then that they are saying about him now.  But they left out the lies about his education, the lies about his fake identity... even the lies about his wife being a doctor.

So, in the end, this isn't about you, people of Culpeper... it's about him.  And make no mistake... he is definitely using YOU to get what HE wants... and that's as far away from YOU as possible, as fast as possible.

700 views... will it make a difference?

In addition to his other skills, Jon Russell appears to be a coward.

He's been complaining to Facebook about my posts under his canned garbage that his people have been flooding your local media with over the past couple of weeks.  Facebook has removed some of them, even though they are true.

But cowardice and dishonesty is his meme.

Around 700 of you from the Culpeper area have visited this blog.  Will it make a difference?  I don't know.

But what I do know is that he is the worst that politics has to offer.  I've been involved in politics for the past 26 years, including holding down the seat of the Executive Director of the Washington State Republican Party in 2000.

And this guy represents the worst of the lot.

Read this blog.  Do it carefully.  See for yourself how he lies and uses others... just like he wants to use you as a stepping stone to higher office... just like he tried... and failed... to use the people and the town of Washougal in 2010.

Unfortunately, your town is no different.

Vote for him if you like.  But when he uses you... don't be surprised.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Please spread the word about this blog.

The election is over roughly 48 hours or so from now.  Jon Russell or his people are doing all they can to keep the word from getting out.

Copy this link  and share with as many people you know to get the truth out about Russell.

He is not the best choice for city council or any other elective office  And this blog documents all of it.

Russell snivels again: Local police union endorses that moron, I call them on it: now I'm blocked from Facebook for 24 hours.

Look, I get that Russell hates his past.  It really does suck to be him.  It really does suck to have a history of using people and groups while you act like you really give a damn about them... when we know you don't.

Somehow, he scammed an endorsement from the local cop's union... not that he should want a union endorsement being a conservative and all.

But when I called him... and them... on endorsing someone like Russell, writing this:
Given the evidence against him and his history in Washougal, I'm surprised that anyone would endorse him. 
Http:// has the lowdown.
That may not have been it word-for-word, but it was something like this.

This was the second time I know of that our little weasel has whined about being confronted with the truth.

He should embrace it.  After all, I understand it will set you free.

Right , Jon?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Russell gets stung: had a facebook post of mine removed for "violating community standards." Here's my response.

This was posted on the article where Jon wrote a letter, had Sarah sign it and the newspaper printed it.

I responded with the truth, and Russell really isn't all that big on the truth.


For whatever the reason, the following post was removed due to a claim it "violated community standards."

It doesn't, of course: first, it's true and second, I can document it.

Jon Russell has a history of using fake facebook accounts and identities to attack others politically..  Sarah Russell, his wife who now wants you to vote for this guy who has lived all of two years in your community and who, of course, inly wants to use this city council position as a stepping stone for higher office, sent me the following email

Sarah Russell said...

I'm sure no one will believe anything I have to say on the topic, but I promised someone that if I had the time and energy, I would jump on an refute any known fallacies on this blog. SO, Here's for one: Jon Russell may have used aliases and fake names in the past but has not commented, blogged or otherwise produced written material under any fake names for over 6 months. I personally have no idea who these fake names belong to, but I have to refute the false allegations. I know it must come as a shock to some that there might be other persons out their using fake names and disliking this or that political figure, but I'm breaking the news now: there must be! Thanks for letting me set the record straight.

Sarah Russell
August 17, 2011 11:28 PM

This does not "attack" anyone.  It's used as a fact: that Russell's own wife verifies that he uses fake names and identities, but in Sarah's mind, he had done that for 6 months... which, unfortunately, was not true.

Relaying this information, since it is absolutely true, doesn't violate anything.

Check it out:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Russell tries to run away from his past in Culpeper.

There are a variety of reasons Russell shouldn't be elected to anything.  Here are but a few.

  • David Marciniak · Top Commenter · Culpeper, Virginia
    So when a candidate is an unknown, I Google, and that has led to some troubling questions. First, does Jon view elected office as a commitment? Or will he quit before his term is up here too? And second, a couple of sites reference allegations that $100k went missing while Jon was chair of the finance council in Washougal. Can Jon provide an explanation for the allegations that this happened under his watch, and provide assurances that our hard-earned dollars that we pay in taxes will be safe? And third, will he promise to focus on town issues, and not just use this as a way to get noticed on the bigger stage?
    • Jon Russell · · Top Commenter
      Hi David, Thanks for giving me a forum to answer your questions. I am always available to answer any question over the phone. You can find my number on my website at Let me take your questions one at a time.

      1.) First, does Jon view elected office as a commitment? Or will he quit before his term is up here too?

      Answer: It most definitely is a commitment. I was twice elected to council and in the middle of my second term I was offered a job in Virginia. After 8 years in Washington this gave me an opportunity to be closer to my mom and dad so we took the opportunity. When there are children involved I think you can appreciate the need for them to know their grandparents. I was honored that my city gave me an award for 6 years of service upon my departure.

      2.) A couple of sites reference allegations that $1...00k went missing while Jon was chair of the finance council in Washougal. Can Jon provide an explanation for the allegations that this happened under his watch, and provide assurances that our hard-earned dollars that we pay in taxes will be safe?

      Answer: I think you are referring to blog sites set up by a political consultant of one of my former primary opponents. It's unfortunate that people have to resort to negative politics by establishing websites that spread personal anger through distortion. In regards to the 100k, you may want to reference my former colleagues letter to the editor in the Culpeper Times. Our former mayor was accused by state auditors of mishandling 100k in revenue generated from an event she put on in the city. When investigators could not find the money, I called for her resignation and she resigned.

      3.) And third, will he promise to focus on town issues, and not just use this as a way to get noticed on the bigger stage?

      Answer: As I stated in the Culpeper Chamber candidates forum. the town needs to focus on the things we have control over and not political issues on the state and federal level. When we get into those kinds of political issues, no one wins. I have been apart of bringing national issues on the local level, and I learned I was wrong in doing so.

      David, I am open to answer any questions, I have an open door for anyone who wants information. I hope this gives you the answers you need.
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Here was my response:
  • K.j. Hinton · Top Commenter · I run the joint at Doin' Political Stuff.
    As much as I can appreciate Russell's responses here the facts speak for themselves.

    Russell's commitment is to himself. In 2010, he ran two campaigns for two different offices. When the congressional campaign fell apart, he then got clobbered running for state representative.

    Russell was using his city council seat as a launching pad for higher office. Fortunately for us all, his abysmal congressional campaign was a complete failure, as was his fall back campaign for State Representative... where, had he won either, I would have found myself in the unfortunate position of being a constituent. Clearly, he was no longer interested in being a city councilman, and towards the end of his tenure, he missed the majority of meetings that he was supposed to attend.

    As much as I appreciate Councilman Shoemaker's position on Russell, that changes none of the facts of the matter.

    The $100K went missing on Russell's watch as a member of the city finance committee. That's not an issue of motive on my part; that's an issue of fact.

    The money has never been found.

    These are facts. He says one thing and does another. History has a way of repeating itself... and people get the government they deserve. This is one of those cases.

Did you know that Jon Russell is under a "cyber blitz?"

In the article entitled "Election will bring new faces to Culpeper Council" located on this... newspaper?  Blog?  What have you? it says this:

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With two seats completely up for grabs, five new candidates—in addition to incumbents Yowell and Phillips—filed to run. Letts, Keith Price, Jon Russell, Hank Milans and former Mayor Pranas Rimeikis all have their names on the ballot.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Russell, who spent six years on the Washougal, Wash., councilman (six years, two terms) has been the focus of a cyber blitz from some who didn’t like him in Washington and are now trying to kill his chances in Culpeper.                                                                                                                                 The 38-year-old Russell, who has the most extensive website of all the candidates, pushed the matter of changing the municipal election date into a referendum that voters overwhelmingly approved last November.
Interesting choice of words, that.  "Cyber blitz" infers that I'm peppering the community with links to this blog or something... taking out ads, doing talk radio... financing any of Russell's opponents.

Not true.  Some from the Culpeper area have emailed me and I've provided answers to their questions:  I've also left the Russell Watch blog up as a community service because, frankly, there are two Jon Russells: the real one detailed here... and the one the people of Culpeper see in campaign mode.

I have no dog in the fight: Russell intends to use the city council gig as some sort of stepping stone to higher office, just like he tried... and failed so miserably... to do here, with a horrific run for Congress and a failed fall-back campaign for State Representative.

So, if the people of Culpeper want to be used as a tool, that's entirely up to them.  But they won't be able to say it was because they didn't know better... because this blog lays it all out.

Electing Russell is a true example of getting the government they deserve.  If that's their choice, then they'll have to live with it.

At least until Russell dumps them for bigger and better things.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

FAQ: The growing list of reasons to vote against Jon Russell.

(This post will remain at the top of the post list until after Russell is defeated in the primary. Please scroll down for new posts. Check the Blog Archive list in the right column for new listings)

Originally posted October 10, 2010)

The fact is, and this blog makes no bones about it, I despise Jon Russell.

It has been my misfortune to have known Russell for 10 years on a professional level.

Back in 2004, I was consulting on a local House campaign when the House Republican Organizational Committee foisted Russell on us. He was fresh out of the Midwest... and he proved to be an unmitigated disaster.

It got so bad that we demanded, and HROC acquiesced, to keeping this guy away from the campaign.

The entirety of the relationship between Russell and myself is summed up in my second phone call from Russell, where he asked me if I had our campaign opponent's social security number.

I didn't have it. I didn't want it. And if I DID have it, I wouldn't have given it to him.

But that he would even ask me for such a thing? That's set the tone for the years that have followed.

Make no mistake about it: this guy is the prototype of the career politician.

Everything he's done has been aimed at getting elected... to something. Every position held? A campaign prop.

Right now, he has a pregnant wife that he will cheerfully leave behind with an infant and two toddlers as he's playing the big shot... first in DC, until it became even obvious to him that his congressional campaign was DOA, something I had known for months; and now in Olympia.

What kind of man would do that?
The kind of man that would ask for someone's social security number to do them harm.

The kind of man who would send out canned letters as part of a campaign ploy, acting as if they were spontaneous expressions for support of this clown.

The kind of man who would deny any responsibility for the debacle of Washougal City Government that HE, PERSONALLY, is responsible for. 

The kind of man who would deny us the right to choose our own candidates, and who, were he to get his way, deny us the right to vote for people like Joe Zatrelli, Ed Orcutt, Don Benton, Marc Boldt and Tom Mielke.

The kind of man who would lie to others about the role he's played in working to stop the Cowlitz Casino.

The kind of man who would lie to the Precinct Committee Officers of this district about how much money he's raised and what his wife's job is.

The kind of man who would talk a great game about illegal aliens, but not even bother to show up to speak at or listen to the Woodland Resolution debate about that very subject.

The kind of man who claims to be a conservative, but who made thousands trying to ram the Vancouver Port Levy down our throats... like any other political mercenary.

The kind of man who would leave Washougal's government in a mess with a missing $100,000 so he could climb another step on his political career ladder.

The kind of man who would hire an unbondable buddy as Washougal's city finance director.

The kind of man who would support that horrific bridge replacement/loot rail plan that will blow a $100,000,000 a year hole in our local economy.

The kind of man who would lie about someone personally in an effort to discredit them.

The kind of man who would take balloons away from kids because they had the wrong logo on them.

The kind of man who would take credit for getting rid of Sellers while failing to explain his cowardly silence while she was still around.

The kind of man who would attack others for being the very thing he, himself, is: a career politician.

The kind of man who would constantly portray his wife as a doctor, even advertising that lie, when she clearly is not.

The kind of man who would lie about getting a college degree.

The kind of man who would lie to the 18th District Precinct Committee Officers about how much money he had raisedhis education and that his wife is a doctor.

The kind of man who would deliberately violate state Public Disclosure Commission law.... and violate that law for months.

The kind of man who would make up a fake name to comment on stories involving his political opponents.
These are many of the reasons I oppose his candidacy. He has a history of tossing others under a bus, lying about others, exaggerating his own accomplishments and denigrating those opposing him... quite unnecessarily.

And THAT is what WE should have representing US?

I think not.

Culpeper residents are starting to pay attention to Jon Russell.

Several months ago, I concluded that Jon Russell was going to bring that same brand of dishonest, self-aggrandizing, lying politics to Culpeper, VA that he displayed here.

First, I am not a part of any campaign.  I'm not getting paid by anyone to do this... Folks can just call it a community service.

I knew Russell was, at some point, going to get stupid and run for some other office... which is why I decided to keep his blog up, detailing his lack of honesty, integrity, mental issues and the bizarre combination of lying about himself to make him bigger in the eyes of others, and his major insecurities that, in fact, cause him to lie... even when he doesn't have to.

yesterday, I received 4 emails from residents wanting to know about this guy.  Numbers on the blog are climbing, fast.

Today, I'll be working on a FAQ to answer most of their questions.  I will be doing any5thing I legally can to make sure this guy isn't elected to dog catcher.

And this blog will be the clearing house for that.

For those reading this entry, my opposition to Russell is based on knowing him for the past 10 years or so, and watching him lie to get what he wants... and what he wants is frequently not what the people want.

Those wondering why I would care, since he's on the other side of the country, need to understand that I don't want Jon Russell anywhere in government generally and MY government particularly.

His efforts at getting elected to a city council have nothing to do with his care or concern of the city in question: it's all about a stepping stone to higher office.

This guy used his seat on the Washougal city council as a prop for his abysmal, failed congressional run and his subsequent disaster of a race for state representative.

This guy doesn't give a damn about Culpeper except in so far as what that community can do to enhance his chances at higher political office.  And if you don't believe that, just ask him... and he'll have to tell you if he's still doing that fake Christian thing.

This blog chronicles this guys self-aggrandizement, lies and distortions used to harm others.  Expect the same as he tried to rebuild his political empire over in your backyard.

More today or tomorrow.  Thanks for coming by.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Russell starting his push for his Culpeper run: knows it all.

Jon Russell has always (mistakenly) thought himself to be the smartest guy in the room no matter where he is: and the poor blighters in the City of Culpeper are no exception.

See, in Jon's world, everyone else is wrong, and he's right... particularly if he wants to get elected to something.

Well, if Culpeper is interested in electing a divider instead of a uniter; an ego-maniac who sees this as yet another stepping stone to higher office at their expense (much like he tried... and failed miserably, here) then Russell is their guy.

Good luck with that.

Here's his latest ego trips:
Monday, February 10, 2014                                                                                                                                   Culpeper Residents Need to be Heard                                                                                                      
If you've ever been to a regularly scheduled town council meeting, you know there is a public comment time at the beginning of each meeting. 
What most people don't know is by the time ordinances and resolutions come before the council as a whole, the council has already had committee hearings and sometimes special meetings to discuss the items before them. 
Committee meetings are where the real work of the council is conducted. So it would stand to reason that committee meetings and special meetings should also be open for public testimony to ensure the voice of the public is heard before legislation is moved to the council as a whole. Unfortunately the public is left out of policy discussions at the committee level.
Public testimony can be added to the agenda of every committee meeting, but it is up the council to make that happen. 
We should encourage public testimony in all town council meetings to ensure accountability, cooperation and transparency. 
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Cooperation for Culpeper By Jon Russell  

The Town of Culpeper faces many financial challenges on the horizon; state and federal mandates on the our local dams and storm water regulations to name a couple. 
As we begin the process of budgeting and planning for the future, it is incumbent upon us to work together as a team. Both elected officials and the public must be as partners to overcome some pretty high regulatory hurdles. 
Prioritizing our needs in the budgeting process would keep us from unnecessary tax & fee increases. A mission statement and strategic planning would help us move forward with a unified front.

At the end of the day, cooperation on the council and welcomed participation by the public will put our town on solid footing in the decision making process. 
Prioritizing our needs in the budgeting process would keep us from unnecessary tax & fee increases. A mission statement and strategic planning would help us move forward with a unified front. 
At the end of the day, cooperation on the council and welcomed participation by the public will put our town on solid footing in the decision making process.