Not long ago, The Stark County Political Report did a blog on what appears to be a George T. Maier attempt to intimidate the top brass within the Stark County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) into contributing to and supporting his campaign to make the transition of "merely being the" Stark County Democratic Party Central Commitee (SCDP-CC) "appointed" sheriff to becoming the elected sheriff.
Maier did hold his fundraiser on the 4th as evidenced by this campaign finance report (CFR) expense statement on his pre-General CFR.
And the results of his "recommended level of support" solicitation are interesting to say the least.
As shown in the graphic above, the only one among the majors, captains and lieutenants part of the solicitation getting anywhere near "the recommendation" is one Timothy George; promoted by Maier to captain in May, 2013, to wit: (source: SCSO Facebook page)
Since he was promoted, Stark County Board of Elections filed Maier CFRs indicate that George contributed another $150 in the post-Primary report and therefore is relatively close to what George T. Maier thinks a captain should contribute.
Tim George, as far as the SCPR can determine, has contributed $800 so far.
Of course, we will not know what he or any other of the top brass at the SCSO does between October 16th and up to and beyond the election until the post-General election CFR are filed.
And that we will not know until December 12, 2014.
Just call the SCPR cynical when it comes to the Maiers (George and his brother Johnnie A. Maier, Jr., a former Stark Dems chairman), but The Report suspects that there might be a "wink and a nod" operation going on whereby other top SCSO officials/employees will make sizable contributions (or have since October 15th) in line with "the recommendation according to the rank," but they will not be known by the public until December 12th.
The SCPR's take on the Maier brothers is that "personal political loyalty" is an obsession with them and that for anyone who violates any test of loyalty with them (contributions, voting for a sheriff candidate or other Maier approved candidate within the SCDP-CC scheme of things, and the like) will forever be suspect with them as having the requisite loyalty so as to be considered part and parcel of the Maier Loyalty Club.
While he is still short of George T. Maier recommended $1,000 for a captain, Timothy George is far and away (again, according to Maier filed BOE CFRs) ahead of his peers.
Making him, as far as the SCPR is concerned, the most loyal of George T. Maier's loyalists in terms of SCSO employees contributing to the boss' political campaign.
And as seen in the SCPR's blog on Sergeant Major and U.S. Marine par excellence Dan F. Altieri (at least from Altieri's perspective), personal political loyalty seems to be an obsession with George T. Maier.
Altieri thinks he did not get a renewed "reserve" deputy sheriff commission because he had handed out flyers when Maier was vying for the SCDP-CC appointment as Stark County sheriff on December 11, 2013.
As the SCPR understands it, Maier's denial of Alteri's commission, threatened his ability to earn a living.
The SCPR has searched high and low for a photo of Timothy George and cannot find one.
Would someone please send the SCPR a copy of a Tim George photo?
Why would the SCPR want a photo of Tim George?
Answer: Don't you think he should be included in the SCPR generated graphic of "The Maier Loyalty Club?" He does deserve to be rewarded for his "all-out-support" for George T. Maier, no? Does anyone dispute that he is entitled to be thought as being a member of the club?
And, one final thing.
Speaking of photos.
The SCPR has a report that there is (or has been) a photograph of former Democratic sheriff Tim Swanson (who, yesterday, endorsed Maier opponent and Republican Larry Dordea) and Democrat and Stark County Prosecutor John Ferrero.
Well, the word is that on the photo there are two darts.
So the questions are, if the report is accurate: (the SCPR has a source that claims to have seen the photo)
- What does such a mix in a photo suggest?
- Does George T. Maier know about it?
With Swanson's endorsement of Dordea, no indication whatsoever that Prosecutor Ferrero is reconciled to Maier, are there a greater pair of disloyals to Maier in all of Stark County?
And the Maiers ain't ever going to forget that!!!