Medina County Treasurer John Burke
Special Ed

Mansfield, OH

#21 Sep 22, 2011
What a joke. Will anyone rid us of this crook?
Toby

Medina, OH

#22 Jun 9, 2012
I've done a lot of research on this guy and he is every bit as bad (and worse) that has been published. He held a private session with the tax commissioner when he had his tax problems and got a partial (emphasis) partial refund on his taxes, then showed all his R friends that saying he was exonerated. Not true at all.
Betty

Medina, OH

#23 Aug 26, 2012
Didn't he get thrown out of A.I. Root even before his scandal with the car wash? It's funny how far you can go with just name recognition. Sad, actually.....
Tired of the tricks

Kent, OH

#24 Aug 28, 2012
I'm sick that we keep getting saddled with candidates that couldn't pass a background check in the private sector getting elected because of ignorance. John Burke, you filed bankruptcy and got indicted for not paying your taxes, I don't think you should manage our tax dollars. Jill Bell, you declared a massive bankruptcy, no managing of my tax dollars please. If these people can't manage their own money why should we let them manage our tax dollars?
Lisa Burke

Brooklyn, NY

#25 Sep 8, 2012
As we approach another election season, and my husband John runs for his fifth term as Treasurer, I would like to add my voice to the many that are posted on this forum. John and I have been married for 27 years, so obviously I know his character better than anyone who has formed their opinions from newspaper articles and heresay. John is honest, trustworthy, responsible, hardworking, and dedicated to the taxpayers of Medina. He is highly qualified for the position, his staff are some of the most capable, service oriented people I know. John and his outstanding staff service the public efficiently and with friendly customer service. Everyone I know who has experience with the Treasurer's office raves about the wonderful service they receive. In addition to efficiently managing the tax bills, John has been a highly successful manager of our tax dollars earning over $51 million in interest during his time in office. Listen to someone who really knows John. A vote for John on November 6th is a vote for experience you can trust!!
Johns Staff

Kent, OH

#26 Sep 19, 2012
Boy Lisa, talk about standing by your man. But if we set aside all of the news articles and court proceedings for a moment, did you ever hear the one about John hiding in the trees at your house on tax payer time because a member of that fine staff of his came over unexpectedly? Kind of a twisted tale, what did you think of that? I know it is your husband, but really?

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James Burke

Medina, OH

#27 Sep 22, 2012
This is worth seeing: The foibles of John Burke!

Tom Rogers

Medina, OH

#28 Sep 24, 2012
Do the research. Under John Burke our county treasurer's office has seen tax delinquencies skyrocket over 70% and interest income plummet over 80%.....all while he INCREASED spending while the rest of the county cut back. This guy is a joke.....unfortunately.

http://www.facebook.com/ByeByeBurke
Lydia Brown

Medina, OH

#29 Sep 26, 2012
Geez, I just read Jim Navratil's letter. Really? Jim's an innocent? Now I've heard everything. He's been so deep into the republican party with sharp business deals I'm amazed he has any credibility. Calling Burke an investment expert?! How does an 80% drop in investment income qualify as an expert? These guys are getting desperate. Attacking Kovach when he's not even running. What's next - Heller doesn't like animals?
Mike Kovack

Medina, OH

#31 Oct 2, 2012
Dear Residents,

We have a crisis in our Medina County treasurer’s office.

The treasurer has two main jobs – collect the taxes and invest the county’s money. Yet under treasurer John Burke our tax delinquencies have skyrocketed over 70% since 2008. Investment income is down over 80% since 2007. Worse, while all other county officials have reduced spending over 9% since 2006, John Burke has actually increased his spending by over 10% during this same time frame.

All of us in Medina County look at Cuyahoga County and wonder how that happened. But John Burke was convicted of tax fraud and filed personal bankruptcy, owing over $600,000, and we returned him to office. Shame on us.

His public record is now clear. If we return him to office we deserve what we get. Don’t allow that to happen. This November say Bye Bye Burke. It’s the best thing for Medina County.

Mike Kovack
Medina County Auditor
Lori Valentine

Wellington, OH

#32 Oct 4, 2012
Artie2 wrote:
Filed for personal bankruptcy. Wired almost half a million dollars of library money to a Texas boot company that then filed bankruptcy. Mailed out tax bills late TWICE this year, costing school districts tens of thousands of dollars. Is running TV ads using OUR tax money to promote his name during the campaign season. SPENT OVER $50,000 OF OUR TAX DOLLARS to fly to HAWAII, NEW ORLEANS, MONTANA, NEW MEXICO AND MORE. You've got to be kidding me. Say bye-bye Burke.
Dear, Mike Kovack, and Joan Heller
You have opened Pandora's Box
For every action there is a reaction.
I can not sit by , stagnant and watch this injustice prevail.
You may have forgotten, however
I know the both of you all too well.
It is a true fact that I have known you and your cronies in excess of Sixteen years.Although it has been several years. My recollection of meeting the both of you , and talking with you is vivid. I recall that day as if it were yesterday.
So, I am ready to let the cat out of the bag, and spill the beans.
To the clueless
Brace yourself, fasten your seat belts, and get ready for a cosmic ride.
Okay, here it goes...
I am the one that exposed, and dropped the dime on
Frank Russo, Jimmy Dimora & etc.
Therefore, I have no qualms about exposing the truth.
That information, as well as the synopsis & etc was posted and has remained on my website since 1997. I always retain hard copy.
I was one of the key informants, in conjunction to other individuals who opt to remain anonymous. I respect that, and have to honor their rights.
To this day I am still suffering the repercussions, and retaliation for airing that dirty laundry.
Therefore I really don't care
Although there is a huge potential for more retaliation, and repercussions it does not matter to me because
Life is too short.
I would rather not pontificate and conform to your dogma.
The recent attack, and barrage of The Letters to The Editor,
which are allegedly singed by Mike Kovack speak volumes, and
those letters reek of Joan Heller.
That stench permeates our air, and I am choking on the mephitis.
I have grown weary of your rhetoric.
Your Barrage of blatant lies, are liable.
Your mudslinging, distractions, and other obstructions are all too clear. People that know me, know me well enough to know that I have to call a situation just as I see it.
I shoot from the hip because some people depend on me for a reality check.
For those of you that do not know me...
News flash, I don't placate anyone.
John Burke is more susceptible to other people's claims now, even if their statements are based on lies. I know that my reality filters are working fine because my logic is intact, I am fortunate enough to have total cognitive recall,. and my vision is lucid.
Mike Kovack, Joan Heller and their cronies need to face reality.
They need to stop their mudslinging, tom foolery, and blatant lies.
History proves that their past actions, idiosyncrasies, and indiscretions should have had serious consequences.
Which begs the questions
Why has Joan Heller made “frequent Medical Mission trips to the Caribbean”?
Which specific “Mission” did she advocate?
Where those trips to the Caribbean, missionary mission positions?
How many “mission” positions did it take? Or are more “Medical Mission” trips needed?
How do her “Medical Missions” to the Caribbean pertain to the City of Medina,
in Medina County , and, or the state of Ohio?
Who accompanied her on those “frequent trips to the Caribbean”, where those also missionary
Mission positions?
Moreover, did Ohio tax payers pay for those “frequent trips to the Caribbean”, or were they on an expense account, or did they come out of petty cash?
Could Joan Heller be guilty of pandering? It is a true fact that the County Auditors records are inaccurate.
Which parallels Frank Russo, Jimmy Dimora ET AL..
I am appalled that Mike Kovack, and Joan Heller are still Economically viable.
Tom Rogers

Medina, OH

#37 Oct 5, 2012
Wow, if that last person is a John Burke supporter - all the more reason to say BYE BYE BURKE. I checked it out. These are facts.....no matter what anyone says.

We have a crisis in our Medina County treasurer’s office.

The treasurer has two main jobs – collect the taxes and invest the county’s money. Yet under treasurer John Burke our tax delinquencies have skyrocketed over 70% since 2008. Investment income is down over 80% since 2007. Worse, while all other county officials have reduced spending over 9% since 2006, John Burke has actually increased his spending by over 10% during this same time frame.

All of us in Medina County look at Cuyahoga County and wonder how that happened. But John Burke was convicted of tax fraud and filed personal bankruptcy, owing over $600,000, and we returned him to office. Shame on us.

His public record is now clear. If we return him to office we deserve what we get. Don’t allow that to happen. This November say Bye Bye Burke. It’s the best thing for Medina County.
Lori Valentine

Akron, OH

#38 Oct 6, 2012
Okay, peeps....
for those of you that have not kept abreast of our
Executive Orders
More specifically, Presidents Clinton's “Executive Orders”.
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/exec...
Moreover, President Reagan's Executive Orders
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/exec...
I am just being my pragmatic when I speak, or write.
It spring for the hub of my existence!
In regard to the validity, of my writing, posts & the like.
Referring to myself, and I being abreast of these “Executive Orders” as well as
a Writ of Habeas Corpus...
Why would do any of the aforementioned, jeopardize being
construe as an “Enemy Combatant”, risk incarnation,
being subjected to Martial Law and etc
If I were not speaking, and writing the truth?
We as “Americans” need to be cognizant of what is happening in our Government,
Our Constitution, Our Civil Rights, as well as Our Bill of Rites in Action.
I have written and expressed my philosophies because I care and I am looking out for our
America...
our society, our generations, as well as our future generations.
America...
Please, do your research!:)
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION
Bill of Rights in Action
Winter 2004 (21:1)
Executive Power
Detaining U.S. Citizens as Enemy Combatants
Lori Valentine

Akron, OH

#39 Oct 6, 2012
Who calling whom clueless?... Get a clue!
I agree to disagree.:)
America...
Please, do your research!:)
I have spent my entire life being too honest, and candid.
I am always looking for additional, perspectives, philosophies & etc.
I truly appreciate the feedback....

Never judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.
Lori Valentine

Akron, OH

#40 Oct 6, 2012
Tom Rogers wrote:
Wow, if that last person is a John Burke supporter - all the more reason to say BYE BYE BURKE. I checked it out. These are facts.....no matter what anyone says.
We have a crisis in our Medina County treasurer’s office.
The treasurer has two main jobs – collect the taxes and invest the county’s money. Yet under treasurer John Burke our tax delinquencies have skyrocketed over 70% since 2008. Investment income is down over 80% since 2007. Worse, while all other county officials have reduced spending over 9% since 2006, John Burke has actually increased his spending by over 10% during this same time frame.
All of us in Medina County look at Cuyahoga County and wonder how that happened. But John Burke was convicted of tax fraud and filed personal bankruptcy, owing over $600,000, and we returned him to office. Shame on us.
His public record is now clear. If we return him to office we deserve what we get. Don’t allow that to happen. This November say Bye Bye Burke. It’s the best thing for Medina County.
I agree to disagree.:)
Who calling whom clueless?...
Perhaps you should get a clue!

America...
Please, do your research!:)
I have spent my entire life being too honest, and candid.
I am always looking for additional, perspectives, philosophies & etc.
I truly appreciate the feedback....
Lori Valentine

Akron, OH

#41 Oct 6, 2012
I am just being my pragmatic when I speak, or write.
It spring for the hub of my existence!
In regard to the validity, of my writing, posts & the like.
Referring to myself, and I being abreast of these Executive Orders as well as
a Writ of Habeas Corpus...
Why would do any of the aforementioned, jeopardize being
construe as an Enemy Combatant, risk incarnation,
being subjected to Martial Law and etc
If I were not speaking, and writing the truth?
We as Americans need to be cognizant of what is happening in our Government,
Our Constitution, Our Civil Rights, as well as Our Bill of Rites in Action.
I have written and expressed my philosophies because I care and I am looking out for our
America...
Our society, Our generations, as well as our future generations.
America...
Please, do your research!:)
Lillian Peru

Medina, OH

#42 Oct 7, 2012
Tom Rogers is right. This is verifiable......Time to say Bye Bye Burke

We have a crisis in our Medina County treasurer’s office.

The treasurer has two main jobs – collect the taxes and invest the county’s money. Yet under treasurer John Burke our tax delinquencies have skyrocketed over 70% since 2008. Investment income is down over 80% since 2007. Worse, while all other county officials have reduced spending over 9% since 2006, John Burke has actually increased his spending by over 10% during this same time frame.

All of us in Medina County look at Cuyahoga County and wonder how that happened. But John Burke was convicted of tax fraud and filed personal bankruptcy, owing over $600,000, and we returned him to office. Shame on us.

His public record is now clear. If we return him to office we deserve what we get. Don’t allow that to happen. This November say Bye Bye Burke. It’s the best thing for Medina County.
Kathy Nettleton

Medina, OH

#43 Oct 14, 2012
Unfortunately, these things are true.

http://www-catalog.cpl.org/CLENIX...
Kathy Nettleton

Medina, OH

#44 Oct 15, 2012
Oh my. Do we really have people like this in office? I actually moved from Cuyahoga County because I thought things were better here.

Raylene Cherry

Medina, OH

#45 Oct 16, 2012
Kathy Nettleton wrote:
Oh my. Do we really have people like this in office? I actually moved from Cuyahoga County because I thought things were better here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ySxY8MP2NvUXX
OMG, this is a hoot! I haven't seen it on TV yet, but if it's out there this Burke guy has problems! LOL

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