Wednesday, September 29, 2010

OHD-18: Patten’s Patently False Smear Campaign Misfires Yet Again

ReleaseBerea, OH—Community organizer Matt Patten’s patently false smear campaign on U.S. Navy veteran and small business owner Mike Dovilla continued unabated this week with ongoing charges of a “dangerous plan” to slash Ohio’s state budget by 40 percent. The latest piece of mail to reach residents in the 18th Ohio House District accused Dovilla of seeking to “slash funding to schools and force the layoffs of thousands of teachers.”
The fact is Mike Dovilla has no such plan to balance the state’s budget on the backs of Ohio’s educators, libraries or other children’s services.
“Matt Patten and his party bosses in Columbus are again engaging in unethical behavior, working feverishly to tie me to some mysterious plan I didn’t write and know nothing about,” said Dovilla. “If they would simply visit my website and read The Dovilla Plan to Get Ohio Working, they would see my actual blueprint to get our state back on the right track.”
“Renewing our commitment to world-class education is one of the key components of The Dovilla Plan,” continued Dovilla, a graduate of Berea High School who went on to earn degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College and American University. “I am proud of the many current and retired public school teachers – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – who support my candidacy for the legislature and will do everything in my power to ensure that our teachers, administrators, parents and students have the resources to compete in today’s increasingly global 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.