Thursday, September 23, 2010

OHD-18: Patten’s Patently False Smear Campaign Misses the Mark Again

Berea, OHCommunity organizer Matt Patten’s patently false smear campaign on U.S. Navy veteran and small business owner Mike Dovilla continued this week with absurd charges of a “dangerous plan” to slash Ohio’s state budget by 40 percent and place public safety at risk.
The fact is Mike Dovilla has no such plan to balance the state’s budget on the backs of Ohio’s law enforcement and public safety officials. In fact, Dovilla has earned the endorsement of the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for his support of police officers and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants for his responsible approach to addressing the state’s impending $8 billion budget deficit over the next biennium.
“I don’t know what plan Matt Patten is looking at,” said Dovilla. “But if he would go to my website and read The Dovilla Plan to Get Ohio Working, he would see that my plan does not call for a 40 percent cut in the state budget. Rather, it calls for these six points: (1) creating jobs for Ohioans; (2) improving economic development; (3) renewing our commitment to world-class education; (4) reforming state government to work for the people; (5) adopting a comprehensive energy policy; and (6) providing affordable and accessible health care. I would also note that although Matt Patten has been in Columbus for 21 months, he still doesn’t seem to have any plan to start putting Ohioans back to work or restore our state’s economy.”
A native of Berea and resident of his hometown for more than 23 years, Mike Dovilla is running for the legislature to Get Ohio Working by creating a business-friendly environment that will create jobs, promote economic development, and retain our state’s talented residents. The 18th District is composed of Berea, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, and Strongsville.