Matesz For OhioSubmitted by kmatesz on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 15:05
Daily Paul Readers:
My name is Ken Matesz. I have posted here from time to time over the last two years when I felt I could contribute to the discussion. Like many (most?) here, I registered as a Republican to vote for Ron Paul in 2008. However, for most of my adult life, I have been a Libertarian.
I am writing this to let you know I have taken a large leap and decided to run for the seat of Governor of Ohio. I am running as a Libertarian, not a Republican.
To my knowledge, there are only three candidates for this position: The incumbent Democrat career politician Ted Strickland and the similarly life-long politician John Kasich, a Republican. Mr. Kasich's only role in the private sector was a brief stint with now failed investment bank Lehman Brothers.
Both of these candidates are big governmnent, establishment candidates with all the usual backing of special interests and their respective political machines.
I am a small businessman and artisan here in Ohio. You can check out my family-run business at http://www.masonryheaterstore.com/. I have been teaching Constitution classes in the same spirit as Michael Badnarik, though I still lack his complete mastery of the subject. I am married (twenty years) and have two fantastic teenage children.
I have no establishment behind me. The Libertarian Party, though well-organized here in Ohio, has basically no funds to devote to my campaign. The only fuel for this campaign is people devoted to freedom, prosperity, and the rule of law.
You know what this is all leading to: I need the support of the freedom community here, both in funds, volunteering, and simply spreading the news. If you know anyone in Ohio who can help in any way, I am most appreciative. This is definitely a "David and Goliath" campaign. It's me against big government. Period.
I humbly ask for your support and prayers. Each of us can only do what we can do. This is something I can do.