BREAKING: Zimmerman’s Sob Story Phony as a Football Bat

PO’ed Patriot has the story. Jake Zimmerman’s campaign rotates two themes:

1.  The St. Louis County Assessor should be a career political hack, not a seasoned real estate professional

2. His little old friend, Margaret, is in danger of losing her home.

But mostly St. Louis County government needs more Democrat political hacks.

Turns out that, just like Jake’s dad, his friend Margaret, a rather unsuccessful real estate investor, got a break on her property taxes.  Well, on her investment property, anyway.

I can’t believe anyone would vote for this guy.

A Tale of Two Taxes

On Monday, we learned that US Senator Claire McCaskill failed to pay property taxes on her personal luxury jet for three years.  Previously, she had charged taxpayers some of the cost of operating her private plane. Before that, it seems, she registered the plane in property tax-free Delaware

On Monday, Claire wrote a $287,000 check without batting an eye. Now, St. Louis County says she owes them another $33,000 in interest and penalties, for a total bill of $320,000. 

L.K. Wood for County Assessor - Saint Louis CountyThen on Wednesday, we learned that small business owner, Chip Wood, the Republican candidate for County Assessor, owes $12k in property taxes on his business in the city.  Wood told KMOX that, with the collapse of the real estate market, his company had to choose among the mounting bills to pay.  Apparently, Wood’s company chose to pay health insurance, rent, and wages to his employees, hoping to catch up on taxes when things turned around.

By keeping his business open, he will pay the city every penny it’s owed. And the depopulating city of St. Louis is spared yet another empty storefront.

Not only is this a difference in degree, it’s a difference in kind.  The difference here is not so obvious, but it is profound:

  • Chip Wood made a difficult economic choice to try to save his business and pay his people with every intention of making the city whole
  • Claire McCaskill hired a team of accountants and lawyers to shield her from every possible tax, and amidst their dodging, dipping, diving, ducking, and dodging they dropped a $287,000 property tax bill.  Oops!

Not all tax stories are equal. I trust that reasonable people realize that a businessman fighting to keep his doors open and his employees employed  is different from a millionaire fighting to fly her luxury jet for free.

P.S.  On April 5, I will L. K. Wood, as everyone should, for County Assessor. He’s the only qualified person in the race.

L.K. Wood Makes His Case

You can help get these TV ads on the air.   I will tell you how shortly.

Don’t in live in St. Louis County? You still have a horse in this race.  I’ll tell you why after you watch this commercial.

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Vote L. K. Wood, as everyone should, on April 5

Why should you care about this race if you don’t live in St. Louis County? 

Because Chip’s opponent is a Harvard lawyer who’s being groomed for much bigger things. When a conservative emerges as a fast charger, the left does everything in its power—right or wrong—to destroy that person.

We don’t have to resort to the left’s unsavory tactics.  We can simply win this race.

As you’ve seen, L.K. “Chip” Wood is an experienced real estate man, dedicated to running the assessor’s office right.  His opponent is a career politician determined to protect County Boss Charlie Dooley, before moving on to damage America in higher offices. 

Please donate now to Chip Wood for Assessor.  Here’s the link: PUT THIS COMMERCIAL ON THE AIR

Crooked as a Dog’s Hind Leg

That’s St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.

It’s bad enough that corruption, nepotism, and Machiavellian favoritism runs rampant in St. Louis County.  What’s worse is that Dooley doesn’t seem to care what anyone thinks.

St. Louis County in the third year of a hiring and pay freeze, Mike Temporiti landed a $70,000 county job.

. . .

The job was never posted, and Temporiti did not have to interview for it.

He is a lawyer and the son of John Temporiti, who is County Executive Charlie A. Dooley's longtime campaign treasurer and manager and former chief of staff.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Enough? There’s more. With Dooley, there’s always more.

John Temporiti’s daughter is also a County employee, and Temporiti has a history of confronting people who don’t do as he says. 

There’s probably not much we can do right now about Dooley’s corruption and the Temporiti’s rather unique employment agency at 41 South Central in Clayton. But we can slow down Dooley’s corruption machine on April 5.

That’s date Dooley hopes to coronate yet another political hack, Jake Zimmerman, as County Assessor. 

You have the chance to upend the Dooley Regime by electing L. K. “Chip” Wood  as County Assessor. 

Chip Wood is an outstanding candidate whose entire life has revolved around real estate and property.  While Zimmerman has promised to make you talk to a computer if you don’t like your assessment, Wood will let you deal with a human being who is personally responsible for your case.

In fact, everything about Dooley screams “machine.”  The alternative is human, and the very personable Chip Wood. 

You can trust Chip to keep assessments fair.

L. K. “Chip” Wood for County Assessor

Did you know that there’s an election on April 5?  And it’s just as important an election as last November’s historic election.

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This time, you and I have the job to elect Chip Wood for County Assessor.
Here’s why.

In 2010, voters created an elected assessor’s office in St. Louis County.  The Republicans pushed for this new office because of corruption, abuse, and waste in the County Assessor’s office under Charlie Dooley.  The GOP convinced voters that St. Louis County needed an assessor who was accountable, not to Dooley, but to the people.

And the GOP was right.

In the race for the new, elected assessor’s office, Chip Wood is the only real choice.  His opponent wants to stay the course, continuing the corruption fostered under Charlie Dooley.  IN other words, the Democrat wants to use property tax assessments to fund the Democrat machine. 

Chip Wood is different.  He’s a political outsider, running as a Republican, but with very little help from the state or county Republican party.  Chip is life-long real estate expert who has a well crafted plan to re-engineer the County Assessors office, eliminating corruption and waste.  Chip Wood will make a human being accountable to YOU for YOUR property tax bill. That’s right-- Chip Wood will let you deal with a person with a name and face.   His opponent wants you to argue with a computer.

Why is that so important?  Because under Charlie Dooley’s regime, St. Louis County has 3 to 5 times the number of property tax assessment complaints as most counties our size.  That’s because of the neglect, corruption, and lack of personal accountable in the assessor’s office.  

On April 5, vote Chip Wood for St. Louis County Assessor.

I’m Bill Hennessy, and  no one authorized or approved this message but me.