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hoopsdayton header graphicOther candidates spend their campaign money buying yard signs, mailings and ads. I spent mine buying nets and installing them on courts all over Dayton in 2012.

I didn’t win. While I’ll still hang nets, this time, I’m counting on the kids who remember those green nets to help out with the campaign.

It’s almost funny- yard signs cost $3 ea, nets only cost $2 when you buy them 100 at a time.
So next time a politician asks for your backing- maybe you need to ask them about our backboards?
I promise to not only put nets on rims when elected to the city commission (even if I have to do it myself) but to work to make sure our kids have goals worthy of shooting on- so they won’t be shooting each other.

It’s time to restore the pride to the city of Dayton. How can the incumbents look at you with a straight face and tell you they don’t have money to put up nets and take care of our parks, when they buy buildings with no public use for $450,000 (not one, but two!) and our Mayor spent almost half a million dollars on her campaign (it was obscene). I’m only going to spend $25,000 on my campaign. It’s time to just say no to having the best candidates money can buy.

I think it’s time City Hall played ball. I think it’s time for leadership that does, instead of talks.

Please consider donating to my campaign.

 


Hoops Dayton forced action on Dayton basketball courts

What started as a campaign effort in 2013, to give something worthwhile to the community instead of putting up yard signs, Hoops Dayton brought the sorry state of our public basketball courts front and center. In 2014, Esrati continued to hang nets, clean up courts...

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Beaute Box sponsors 5 nets

Beaute Box sponsors 5 nets

There isn't anyone in Dayton who can rock an Esrati for Congress shirt the way Lisa Scott can. That said, Lisa is the owner of Beaute Box at 116 W. Fifth Street Dayton OH 45402. She does nails, pedis, makeup, massage, makeovers, waxing etc. You can check out her...

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Full court basketball returns to Princeton Recreation Center

Full court basketball returns to Princeton Recreation Center

Last night, full court basketball returned to Princeton Recreation Center. A brand new First Team FT172D rim was installed by me and my friend/client and supporter- Rob Degenhart, who brought his super-duper 20v drill along. Had we had his super-duper 20v cut off...

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Al’s Smokehouse and Cafe sponsors 2 nets

Al’s Smokehouse and Cafe sponsors 2 nets

Al's Smokehouse and Cafe on E. Third Street is the place to go for late night eats. On the weekends, they'll be serving up ribs and the Shamburger until 5am. The website isn't up yet- but it will be, www.alsmokehouse.com You can stop in at 130 E. Third St in Downtown,...

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Sharing

Sharing

Yesterday I went back to Salem Heights park where the little kid who says "I love my new net" toward the end of the video- and he was there. I showed him the video- and gave him a copy of the poster with him in it. He ran home to show his mom.... watch the video...

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All Cuts Barber shop sponsors 6 nets

All Cuts Barber shop sponsors 6 nets

Across from the closed bowling alley on Klepinger is All Cuts Barber Shop. You can't really see the shop from Siebenthaler, it's tucked back behind the building that faces the Kroger fuel station. It's a big shop- old school- with each chair with a sports team logo on...

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3 Sids Barber Shop sponsors a net

3 Sids Barber Shop sponsors a net

Barbers can talk to anyone. And some of them are really fun to talk to - like Sid Booker of 3 Sids Barber Shop at 3550 Siebenthaler Ave. You might have to call the shop at 937-760=4159 to find it- tucked way back in the little office condo suites to the West of the...

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Carl Sanders sponsors a net

Carl Sanders sponsors a net

It was just after 9pm as I was walking door-to-door last week on Eichelberger Ave when I ran into Carl who was just coming home from work. We had a talk about Dayton, and his long career as a barber. He told me to stop up at the shop on Saturday- and it took me a...

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Blue’s Barber Service sponsors 5 nets

Blue’s Barber Service sponsors 5 nets

Just down the street from Westwood School is Blue's Barber Service at 3500 Hoover Ave at the corner of Burleigh. I stopped in on the way out of the community block party, with my ears still ringing from the sounds of the Invincible Regulating Striders (watch the...

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Square One Salon sponsors 100 nets

Brent Johnson and Josh Stucky are two of my favorite people. They were my neighbors in South Park for years, and they helped make South Park what it is today. When they opened their salon in the Cannery with their partner Doug, they called it "Square One" because...

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