Vote candidate not party. Straight ticket voting is voting blind and allows corruption to flourish and compromises elected officials. It strengthens the good ole boy network and Catalyst candidates, something all parties should be against.
Baldwin County has been run by old white men, all politically connected to one goal, do what the hell they think is best for them. Well those old white men are disintegrating and groups like Catalyst will soon be history.
FAIRHOPE – CATALYST a Dirty Little Secret
FAIRHOPE – CATALYST a Dirty Little Secret | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE
The Fairhope City Council is an “at Large” elected Council. Each of the members of the Council is deeply connected to the machine named for now, Catalyst; some by blood. The present council was…
Mayor KARIN WILSON shattered the glass ceiling by becoming the first female Mayor in Fairhope’s history and she has battled a Catalyst Council that cannot even deliver the budget on time. The council has done everything in their power to obstruct the Mayor. The original plan of making her quit, only solidified her determination of representing Fairhope as a Public Servant.
2018 Nappi Award Winner Hardest Working Elected Official- Eastern Shore
Fairhope Mayor KARIN WILSON.
BILLIE JO UNDERWOOD County Commission District 3 is predicted to win. It should be mentioned her last opponent is a woman as well, HEATHER BROWN. Tucker Dorsey joins Tripp Pittman and Tim Kant, 3 that really needed to go. The Ripp Report is endorsing BILLIE JO UNDERWOOD, she worked harder than anyone in the primary, run-off and now the General election. She is what you call a Public Servant.
County Commission District 2, AMBER SMITH is running against Joe Davis. Davis is as Catalyst as they get. Recruited to run from the Dane Haygood camp, another Catalyst elected official. Joe will get his marching orders from Daphne.
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I QUIT AND WILL QUIT AGAIN | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE
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AMBER SMITH would be beholding to no one except her constituency. A woman who has answered the calling of Public Service. A vote for AMBER is a vote for change, a vote for Joe is a vote for Catalyst and the good ole boys.
DANIELLE MASHBURN-MYRICK is running for State Representative House District 94 against Joe Davis.
Joe Davis did not deliver on the BP money and sat mute while Sen. Tripp Pittman stuffed his pockets with $750.000.00. Ole Joe is now bragging he was partly responsible for the penny tax approval. You know the tax that cost the Baldwin County Schools 2 million a year. Chris Elliott and Mr Eddie Tyler, Superintendent of Schools headed the “no Vote Tax.” That is the tax THEY decided on, not the voters. Joe is running buddies with Randy Davis, who has just been indicted, what the hell does that tell ya?
Rep. Randy Davis indictment ‘hits closer to home’ for south Alabama
Rep. Randy Davis indictment ‘hits closer to home’ for south Alabama
Rep. Randy Davis faces federal charges of conspiracy and bribery, and his indictment on Wednesday, prompted “surprise” among some Baldwin County officials. Three people are running for the House District 96 seat that Davis occupies, and they all three had varying views about the corruption allegations.
Joe and Randy represent the old guard and have really never accomplished anything other than to maintain office by straight ticket voting. Neither one knows what Public Services means and both need to join the other good ole boys being shoved out the door.
DANIELLE MASHBURN-MYRICK is over qualified for the job, however she wishes to bring those qualifications to Public Service. That is what Public Service is all about.
Can a Democrat win in Baldwin County? In state House race, one hopeful sees ‘path to victory’
Can a Democrat win in Baldwin County? In state House race, one hopeful sees ‘path to victory’
In Alabama State House District 94, a Democratic challenger is hoping to pull an Election Day upset in defeating longtime Republican incumbent state Rep. Joe Faust.
This is a very important vote and State Representative District 94 would finally have a true Representative of the people, Please vote for DANIELLE, another hard working candidate and public servant.
ANDREA LINDSEY is running for the School Board, District 2. ANDREA brings 24 years experience to the table. The School Boards are going to be overwhelmed with the growth of the student population, in all the Schools. Please VOTE for ANDREA Nov. 6th.
Women of Baldwin vote ?.
Paul, you are so right about growth. It will be all hands on deck. Thank you for your confidence in me. Our students deserve our best efforts.
Ripp, you and everyone else should question the true “Party” of Andrea Lindsey. Facts are she campaigned for Obama, Bernie Sanders and Hillary. Now she is running as a Republican in order to have a better chance at winning this BOE position. And the real sad part is the Republican Executive Committee of Baldwin County are aware of this, but want to “check the box” off that Republican won.
Andrea is a good person. She is the only candidate that has been in the classroom The other candidates know nothing of what Andrea knows
Th upe point is that she stepped
Ben Fed Up In Baldwin
Ripp, thank for highlighting the women candidates, all running for important positions in our county.
But I think we should not consider any of these candidates for their political affiliation, or gender. I think we should look at it like a job interview. There is one race in particular that needs our attention:
FAUST vrs MASHBURN-MYRICK
I think Joe Faust is out of touch. He needs to put his retirement package together and move along. I have heard him say he loves people and loves helping people. Well, first of all, good, that is wonderful. But know this, it was and is your job to do help, this job is not a ride on the Christmas Parade float, drifting down the road waving at everyone. Joe is nice, but we don’t need nice, we need someone smart, professional and that can make a plan and act on it.
What we need is someone who knows how to determine the problems, find solutions, write and propose legislation to correct those issues. That should have been Joe’s job title for the past 15+- years, and he has not done much of anything that I can see.
The insurance rates for homeowners are still sky high, there is no co/op. Joe even said, the roads are “clogged up”….who says that? Clogged up? Try congested. And what pray tell have you planned and implemented in all of these years? You said the bay “smelled like a cesspool”? What happened to all of that BP money? Have you publicly challenged Tim Kant and Trip Pittman about the allocation of funds for your district? Have you publicly jumped up and down because our large tax base for education is not staying in Baldwin County? Have you jumped up and down and made a scene about turning down all of that federal Medicaid money? The people of your district voted for you to be their advocate, to fight and work hard for them.
No, you just chuckle, pat everyone on the back and invite ‘um up for some mullet caught from the cesspool. Stay under the radar, Joe, you think that no one will notice what you haven’t and won’t do. They will just keep paying your salary to ride to Muntgumry and yuck it up with your buddies.
Please don’t make this race about Democrats vrs Republicans. Make this race about the person who will do the best job. Please hire and vote for Danielle. We need her in this district. We have needed a champion for our district for a very long time.
Danielle has prepared herself for this opportunity through her education, her work experience and then her personal life experiences have made her both passionate and determined to make changes for us.
Thank you for reading my thoughts.
We have to make some changes.
Faust is an awful crook. Terrible person and representative. Shady stuff is his m.o.
Vote yes on the new government in Fairhope.
You’re a fucking idiot. If you want to start bashing people, look at the idiot that vomited this op-ed!
The yes vote is a slap in the face to catalyst. Vote ? for city mgr districts. Be like Vestavia and Mtn Brook.
So women of Baldwin County should listen to an old white guy on how not to vote for old white men?
How about not telling us women what to do. We can and will think for ourselves.
Many of the women running for office in Baldwin County are great choices to vote for, but Danielle Mashburn-Myrick is not one of them. She is educated and a nice person, but did you know she has never sat through a legislative session. She has no idea how the House of Representatives work.
She talks about better education and health care, but some of the changes she says she is going to fight for, are not at a state level. That means she can’t change them, or fight for them because it is at a federal level.
This woman doesn’t want someone who decides to run for office on a whim and hasn’t even done their homework. Don’t know what it takes to get a bill passed, has never been to Montgomery even to checkout what is involved in the job!
Joe Faust may be old school, but he is a good man. And has done great things for our county and state. You can’t find any dirt on him so you try and dirty his reputation by saying he must be because some of his fellow representatives are. Shame on you Ripp. You say you’re a reporter, so report the truth.
This woman will not be voting a straight ticket but I will not vote for a women just because she is a woman.
ApparentlyTHE REAL TRUTH, you know absolutely nothing about what value Joe’s experience has brought or lends to OUR district.
I do know a lot of truth. Some of it relevant, some not.
I know a lot of dirt about him, but I am trying to be polite and not take that route. I am going to set some things straight as I have know him and have known a few of his friends and relatives throughout the years. Nice folks, by the way.
I have heard a lot around town about him. I have also been asked not to say anything, or do anything to hurt him or his campaign. I will only say what I know and think everyone has a right to know about his record. How’s that?!
Joe does a lot of talking. Joe is easy to influence and control by those who support him, and does exactly what those supporters tell him to do. That can be good for those who contribute to his campaign and bad for those who don’t. Many see it as a sign of weakness. You can hand out peppermint candy and sit on the front row of your church and that doesn’t make you perfect.
With that being said, my Mom knew him when he was the route milkman. (Pinocchio Joe was never was a manager of Woodhaven Dairy.) He would drive a milk truck and go from house to house, pick up expired milk and deliver the dairy fresh milk from his milk truck. It has been said that he would talk to a door even if it wasn’t listening. When my Dad would be off on occasions, Joe would drop in to make his milk delivery and my Dad would always remark that he never knew how the milk wasn’t expired again before he finished his route.
Joe left a tidbit out of his resume, his insulation business. Wonder why he left that enterprise out?
Throughtout his work career, he was also an insurance salesman, he had route sales for liberty national and then woodman of the world.
( Pinocchio Joe – don’t think this constitutes being an insurance broker)
( Pinocchio Joe, did you get a degree from Faulkner State or just attend a couple of classes on the GI Bill)
Finally, he found his niche in life, politics. He was elected as Baldwin County commissioner, normally a part time position and he was supposedly selling insurance at the same time. Next, he ran for State Representative against Walter Penry. He defeated Penry who had been in office for almost 20 years. ( Pinocchio Joe said he wouldn’t run again after he served a 2nd term) Joe’s platform, when running against Penry, was that Penry had been in office too long.
Here we are todayalmost 29 years later, with Good ‘Ol Joe still in office. He has plenty of time experience, helping individuals with their needs. If you run into a problem, he picks up his flip phone and gives them a shout on your behalf, sure does! He is more of a liaison as he knows who does what and can put you in touch or introduce you to the right person to help you. Sort of a government level Walmart Greeter.
He helped his friend, Randy Davis’ with his plot to make Blue Cross and Blue Shield pay for treatments in a clinic that Randy had ownership in. He should have know that was unethical and he participated anyway by having treatments in the clinic for the purpose of giving testimony to how well the treatments worked with an end result of a law being written to force the insurance companies to pay for services in the diabetes clinics. Folks, these are NOT the kind of laws that we need our experienced representatives attaching their names to. This sounds like a license to write laws that personally benefit the representatives not the constituents. This sounds like all of these guys know the ropes too well and how to make them work for personal game. What they didn’t count on was going against Blue Cross Blue Shield. They are right up there with RSA & Southern Company in controlling what does and does not happen in this State. All of a sudden, Joe is Representative A, and testifies against his long time friend. That angers me about him: for not being strong enough to tell Randy that his ploy was not ethical and he would have no part of it and that he would turn on Randy and give information against him.
When there were rumors of Pittman and Kant taking BP money out ( everyone in town knew about it) and not putting it back into our community. Why didn’t Joe PUBLICLY challenge them and request an investigation?
Folks, this is YOUR MONEY AND YOUR DISTRICT.
When the State siphons our tax dollars out of Baldwin County and redistributed them “equally” among all counties for education, why hasn’t Joe coordinated a media campaign to bring our money or more of it proportionately back to our county? Instead, he says is not opposed to gas taxes for education. I think, after 20 years in office, he could have found a way to write a law to keep more of the money we have already paid in our school systems. We have enough trailers sitting in the back of brick and mortar buildings, simply because our brilliant politicians have not forecasted for growth.
Same theory about our property insurance rates. We see as much damage to property in the northern regions of the state from tornadoes as we do hurricanes in our district. But do tell, who continues to pay the high insurance rates, folks, it is our district. We are still paying for Katrina and Ivan. Joe says he has helped us with this. My property insurance bill doesn’t reflect his help. I see no laws he has attached himself to or written to change this.
Poor ol’ Pinocchio Joe is well, he just doesn’t seem capable. He walks around with his cane, he takes photo ops of putting up signs and posing with friends. I doubt if he could dig a hole and put up a sign if his life depended on it. As a matter of fact, I doubt if he ever dug a hole when he was young and capable. Just ask someone who is honest and knew him back in the day. Nice, yes. Loves to visit, yes. Friendly, yes.
Capable and working to make laws and implement change? I don’t think he understands a thing about it. And that is from looking at his work as a whole. I think he has enjoyed the people of his districts, laughed, found friendships and had a good time on everyone else’s dime.
So, there. That IS TRUTH!
Danielle Mashburn-Myrick is running against Joe Faust not Joe Davis! You should not vote someone in office because you think he is a good guy. That is one reason we have a group called “the good ole boys” . They have no clue! But yes they can smile and shake your hand and pat you on the back!!!
Damn that was my mistake Thank You will edit today
So we should vote someone in because they are a woman?
Sure go ahead and vote for the bored housewives who don’t have a clue.
You cannot even use your real name, that says a lot, Hack
You talk about Danielle Madhburn Myrick not having any experience in Montgomery – well when Joe Faust started did he have any experience?? NO – his resume he just picked & choose what he wanted to put in it. He was not an Insurance Broker – he was a Insurance salesman. Also he did not even list all the other many jobs he has had over the years. Why?? Who is he trying to fool? The legislation job is the only job he has been able to keep – just shaking hands & being in politics.
Well said! People just moving in really have no idea!
I didn’t just move in. This is my hometown. I have more of an idea of what is going on than you apparently.
Nice assumption, Fairhope is my hometown and I’m more in the know than you apparently. But you do you,and when the whole state ends up with the same BS that is happening in Fairhope because someone was voted in who has no idea what they are doing, let’s see how vocal you are then.
I have been reading the back and forth remarks about the elderly gentleman, Representative Faust and his quest to be re-elected.
I read several of the AL.com articles & have decided that I still have some unanswered questions about Faust and maybe some of your readers can help.
I read one article that had an attached summary of facts leading up to Representative Davis’ indictment. It sounded as though Faust was aware that Representative Davis was trying to force Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay for services for a diabetic clinic that Davis had ownership in. Faust even participated in the treatments so that he could testify before a committee of his fellow representatives in order help Davis and his diabetic treatment clinics by forcing Blue Cross to pay for the treatments at the clinics.
It seems to me that Mr. Faust should have used better judgement. Even I don’t think Blue Cross should be forced to pay for treatments that they have not approved. If they had been forced to pay for treatments in Mr. Davis’s clinics, does anyone, including Mr. Faust understand that those costs would trickle down to the consumers? If not, he should have.
I think too little is being made of Mr. Faust’s judgement and participation in this scheme.
Personally, I don’t think I could pull the lever for such a person.
If you have questions then go ask him. He is in his office in Fairhope when he is not in Montgomery. Don’t listen to Ripp if you want the truth. His is mostly half truth and his imagination.