2013 Campaign

Haslage for Treasurer
Lorain, Ohio

Anthony Haslage holds a Master of Public Administration (Management/Human Resources) degree from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University (Management). He also holds two Associate degrees from Lorain County Community College, Applied Business (Management) and Arts (Journalism). In addition, Haslage also holds over a dozen certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and holds positions of leadership within a number of local and national non-profit organizations.

In 1997, Haslage had an unsuccessful run for the Lorain Ward 6 City Council seat. In 2004, while enrolled at Lorain County Community College, he ran against and lost to the Student Senate President incumbent. In 2005, Haslage ran for Student Senate Financial Secretary and won and in 2006, won again to become the Student Senate Vice President. In 2008, he ran again for Student Senate President and lost. What one must keep in mind is that the student population of Lorain County Community College is larger than the population of Lorain Ward 6. There are more voters during a Student Senate election than there are Ward 6 voters in a non-presidential primary.

Do you want a Treasurer that is both efficient and transparent? Haslage will tell you what you need to know, explain why things in government are done the way they are and inform you of his plans for improvement.

Do you want to know what the Treasurer does? Check out these Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 733 links:

Thank you to all those who voted for me, I lost!

The primary elections will be held on May 7, 2013. Citizens of the City of Lorain can find the locations on their polling place by visiting the Lorain County Board of Election’s website. If you prefer to vote early or have questions about voting, the Lorain County Board of Elections will also be available weekdays from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 440-326-5901.

From the Candidate

As an exclusive feature to this web site, I figured I should give you, the voters, a little bit of enlightenment towards what I would like to do once in office. Below are a few of the ideas that I have had over the years and while I can not guarantee that everything that I want to do will work, I will try my best to promote these ideas. Just keep in mind that Treasurer is not a policy making position, just a financial one.

  • The city’s budget is tight. We need to become more efficient. These means reducing redundancies and costs while still providing citizens a quality government. If I find something that cannot be explained, I will request that the item be re-examined and possibly removed from the budget. In addition, there are a few cities in northeastern Ohio that are comparable in size and operate more efficiently than Lorain. We need to explore what they are doing, replicate it and then make it even better!
  • Transparency. This city’s citizens have the right to know what is going on in their government in a manner that keeps up with technology. I will encourage the city administration to request that the departments create social media feeds and assign a staff member to provide briefs of the activity that occur each week.
  • I will encourage the city administration to create a method to involve more citizens in city improvement. There are a number of organizations in this city that provide different public services. The activities that occur range from park clean-ups to street fairs.
  • I would be open to the ideas of others and those that come up with ideas that we use will receive credit. I am not sure in what manner quite yet, but it could be anything from some name recognition to items of interest.

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