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Bruce Cobbeldick For Mayor of Bay Village, OH
SUN HERALD NEWSPAPER ^ | 8-9-05 | Friends of Bruce Cobbeldick

Posted on 08/07/2005 6:25:46 AM PDT by bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Cobbeldick aims his sights on town's top office Thursday, August 04, 2005 By CAROLYN STEIGMAN BAY VILLAGE _ If Bruce Cobbeldick isn't elected mayor of Bay Village in November, it won't be for lack of trying. He has been campaigning at a feverish pace since first announcing his plan to run for the position in March 2004.

No one goes door to door like me, tries this hard to be accessible to people, or takes the initiative to have Web sites and campaign headquarters in place for the convenience of citizens, Cobbeldick said. What other candidate has rented out the Bay Lodge or scheduled 12-hour days once a month to talk to people?

Cobbeldick makes no bones about his disapproval of incumbent Mayor Deborah Sutherland.

Debbie has presided over a lot of questionable spending and the sad thing is, this is an era where our aging population and young families are struggling, Cobbeldick said. I get a dozen phone calls a week telling me that Deborah is simply out of touch.

If elected, Cobbeldick has vowed to replace Law Director Gary Ebert, a position Ebert has held since April 1986. Before becoming the law director, Ebert was the Ward 4 councilman from 1982-86.

Cobbeldick, however, has charged that Ebert is someone Bay's citizens have found abrasive for years. Cobbeldick would turn the job into a four-year position.

Cobbeldick would like to post the city's budget and assets on the city's Web site at www.bay-village-ohio.com on the Internet and hold virtual town meetings. He also says he would stop the editing of City Council minutes.

Cobbeldick reserves his biggest criticism for Sutherland's fiscal management of the city's budget. He questions the need for a million dollar shooting range for the city's police force.

How many Meals on Wheels would a million dollars buy for our senior citizens over the next four years? Cobbeldick asked. New programs, fueled by new income streams could better meet the needs of our seniors and children ... My aim is to make it (living in the city) affordable once again.

Cobbeldick didn't say, however, where these new streams of income would come from, if not from taxes, which he said are too high.

Cobbeldick was born and raised in Bay Village and served in the Marine Corps from 1984-90. His work experience since his discharge has been wide and varied.

From 1990-92, he worked as a copy and floor editor for a newspaper in Utah. Then he worked for a year as a manager for a commercial photography consultant. This was followed by working four years as an emergency dispatcher for the Salt Lake City International Airport.

He earn his bachelor of arts degree in management from the University of Phoenix in 1998 by going to night school. Cobbeldick moved back to Bay the following year.

He worked for one year as a facilitator for Ernst & Young. Then, he moved on to being a project manager for a consulting firm for one year. From 2001-03, Cobbeldick also worked for Columbiana County performing efficiency studies.

Cobbeldick still owns the windows blind franchise, Bayview Window Fashions, that he bought in 2002.

He served as the sales manager for American Home Mortgage from 2003-04.

Since then, he has been a mortgage broker specializing in commercial real estate. He is also licensed in residential real estate and works for Ohio Lending Solutions in Westlake. He has launched Bay Portal Companies Inc. and Alternet Consulting.

Cobbeldick's campaign headquarters is located in Bay Square in Bay Lanes and his email address is cobbledick@comcast.com on the Internet.


TOPICS: Announcements; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bay; bayvillage; bayvillagesucks; brucecobbeldick; cobbeldick; conservative; cuyahogacounty; electioneering; familyvalues; gop; irefer2mein3rdperson; mayor; mayoralelection; notbreakingnews; ohio; reform; republican; taxes; thisisntnews
Cobbeldick aims his sights on town's top office Thursday, August 04, 2005 By CAROLYN STEIGMAN BAY VILLAGE _ If Bruce Cobbeldick isn't elected mayor of Bay Village in November, it won't be for lack of trying. He has been campaigning at a feverish pace since first announcing his plan to run for the position in March 2004.

No one goes door to door like me, tries this hard to be accessible to people, or takes the initiative to have Web sites and campaign headquarters in place for the convenience of citizens, Cobbeldick said. What other candidate has rented out the Bay Lodge or scheduled 12-hour days once a month to talk to people?

Cobbeldick makes no bones about his disapproval of incumbent Mayor Deborah Sutherland.

Debbie has presided over a lot of questionable spending and the sad thing is, this is an era where our aging population and young families are struggling, Cobbeldick said. I get a dozen phone calls a week telling me that Deborah is simply out of touch.

If elected, Cobbeldick has vowed to replace Law Director Gary Ebert, a position Ebert has held since April 1986. Before becoming the law director, Ebert was the Ward 4 councilman from 1982-86.

Cobbeldick, however, has charged that Ebert is someone Bay's citizens have found abrasive for years. Cobbeldick would turn the job into a four-year position.

Cobbeldick would like to post the city's budget and assets on the city's Web site at www.bay-village-ohio.com on the Internet and hold virtual town meetings. He also says he would stop the editing of City Council minutes.

Cobbeldick reserves his biggest criticism for Sutherland's fiscal management of the city's budget. He questions the need for a million dollar shooting range for the city's police force.

How many Meals on Wheels would a million dollars buy for our senior citizens over the next four years? Cobbeldick asked. New programs, fueled by new income streams could better meet the needs of our seniors and children ... My aim is to make it (living in the city) affordable once again.

Cobbeldick didn't say, however, where these new streams of income would come from, if not from taxes, which he said are too high.

Cobbeldick was born and raised in Bay Village and served in the Marine Corps from 1984-90. His work experience since his discharge has been wide and varied.

From 1990-92, he worked as a copy and floor editor for a newspaper in Utah. Then he worked for a year as a manager for a commercial photography consultant. This was followed by working four years as an emergency dispatcher for the Salt Lake City International Airport.

He earn his bachelor of arts degree in management from the University of Phoenix in 1998 by going to night school. Cobbeldick moved back to Bay the following year.

He worked for one year as a facilitator for Ernst & Young. Then, he moved on to being a project manager for a consulting firm for one year. From 2001-03, Cobbeldick also worked for Columbiana County performing efficiency studies.

Cobbeldick still owns the windows blind franchise, Bayview Window Fashions, that he bought in 2002.

He served as the sales manager for American Home Mortgage from 2003-04.

Since then, he has been a mortgage broker specializing in commercial real estate. He is also licensed in residential real estate and works for Ohio Lending Solutions in Westlake. He has launched Bay Portal Companies Inc. and Alternet Consulting.

Cobbeldick's campaign headquarters is located in Bay Square in Bay Lanes and his email address is cobbledick@comcast.com on the Internet.

1 posted on 08/07/2005 6:25:47 AM PDT by bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Does he look like the penguin?


2 posted on 08/07/2005 6:27:05 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Hi Bruce!


3 posted on 08/07/2005 6:29:59 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: yarddog
"Cobbeldick makes no bones...."

You just can't make this stuff up......

4 posted on 08/07/2005 6:30:00 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress; Tijeras_Slim
Cobbeldick's campaign headquarters is located in Bay Square in Bay Lanes

The next round's on you.

5 posted on 08/07/2005 6:30:34 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress
Cobbeldick makes no bones

Nice turn of phrase there LOL!!!
6 posted on 08/07/2005 6:30:52 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (When Judge Roberts is confirmed, FR will be EXTREMELY funny that day...Get your PROZAC here!!!)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

LOL

ahhh!!

you beat me to it!


7 posted on 08/07/2005 6:31:25 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (When Judge Roberts is confirmed, FR will be EXTREMELY funny that day...Get your PROZAC here!!!)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Sorry. He already has my vote.

8 posted on 08/07/2005 6:33:30 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
How about a round of

9 posted on 08/07/2005 6:35:41 AM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress
"8-9-05"

bruce_cobbeldick_from_the_future?

10 posted on 08/07/2005 6:37:55 AM PDT by Sam's Army (Redneck Blogger Pig)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Bay Village is the home of Dr. Sam Sheppard AKA The Fugitive.


11 posted on 08/07/2005 6:40:20 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress
Cobbeldick still owns the windows blind franchise, Bayview Window Fashions, that he bought in 2002.

Why did Hunter Douglass use a 0.9mm cord on their shades instead of a 1.2mm one?

12 posted on 08/07/2005 6:42:13 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: martin_fierro

Check out the profile page and posting history.... I nominate this guy as "Person I'd Least Like to Trapped Next to On a Greyhound Bus."


15 posted on 08/07/2005 6:54:25 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro

LOL

I had noticed that....

and virtually ALL of it is hard to read if not impossible....


16 posted on 08/07/2005 7:08:40 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (When Judge Roberts is confirmed, FR will be EXTREMELY funny that day...Get your PROZAC here!!!)
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To: MikeinIraq; martin_fierro

I bet he has a license plate holder that says:

Ask Me About My Unhealthy Obesssion with Debbie Sutherland


17 posted on 08/07/2005 7:11:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro

For some reason, that is wholly believable....


18 posted on 08/07/2005 7:13:15 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (When Judge Roberts is confirmed, FR will be EXTREMELY funny that day...Get your PROZAC here!!!)
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To: MikeinIraq

What is it with Ohio anyway?


19 posted on 08/07/2005 7:18:37 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I don't know...

I like it here though.


20 posted on 08/07/2005 7:22:55 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (When Judge Roberts is confirmed, FR will be EXTREMELY funny that day...Get your PROZAC here!!!)
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To: MikeinIraq

All the great driver's ed films of the 50's were done there.


21 posted on 08/07/2005 7:25:48 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Signal 30 is freakin great by the way :)


well not for the people in it, but I was a bit weird when I was 15-16 when I saw it....


22 posted on 08/07/2005 7:40:51 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (When Judge Roberts is confirmed, FR will be EXTREMELY funny that day...Get your PROZAC here!!!)
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To: All

In 10 years the powerhouse out of Ohio will be the Bruce Cobbledick/Jeff Seeman ticket.


23 posted on 08/07/2005 8:11:12 AM PDT by dollar_dog
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To: dollar_dog
In 10 years the powerhouse out of Ohio will be the Bruce Cobbledick/Jeff Seeman ticket.

I'll bookmark this thread then.

24 posted on 08/07/2005 8:12:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: dollar_dog
LOL!!!!!

In 10 years the powerhouse out of Ohio will be the Bruce Cobbledick/Jeff Seeman ticket.
25 posted on 08/07/2005 8:36:24 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (When Judge Roberts is confirmed, FR will be EXTREMELY funny that day...Get your PROZAC here!!!)
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To: Leroy S. Mort
He's a real "Chatty" guy...his FR home page.
26 posted on 08/07/2005 10:54:10 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

In San Fransisco he is known as Gobbledick.


27 posted on 08/07/2005 11:01:15 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: rdb3

what the hell is in the water up there in Ohio?


28 posted on 08/07/2005 11:53:03 AM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: MikeinIraq

Hey, we watched Signal 30 and Mechanized Death in Driver Ed here in MD. Too bad the counties dropped Driver Ed from the HS curriculum. Now our kids learn how to drive from third world immigrants with a Hyundai and a magnetic "...Driving School" sign to slap on the car. Seriously.(Not that any of this has anything at all to do with the thread topic. - Leaving now.)


29 posted on 08/07/2005 12:04:35 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

LOL

really?

I watched signal 30 when I was a sophomore in HS in 1995-1996. I enjoyed it.

Then again, my parents insisted that I learn the basics of driving starting when I was 12...


30 posted on 08/07/2005 12:08:36 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (When Judge Roberts is confirmed, FR will be EXTREMELY funny that day...Get your PROZAC here!!!)
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To: yarddog
Does he look like the penguin?

The Penguin was Oswald Cobblepot.

31 posted on 08/07/2005 12:18:04 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Rick Nash will score 50 goals this season ( if there is a season)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Tell me how 100% of the voting population of Bay Village managed to turn out in the 2004 election and how they managed to vote for Kucinich to represent them?

You have more problems in Bay than just the current administration. If Sutherland wins, dig deep my friend because I sense you have corruption with the election officials.


32 posted on 08/07/2005 3:43:30 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: TonyInOhio; dubyaismypresident; boxerblues; DollyCali

Check this out!
Need an Ohio Ping!


33 posted on 08/07/2005 3:53:55 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: mabelkitty; nomad; OneLoyalAmerican; DollyCali; boxerblues; conspiratoristo; Pontiac; ...

Per your request.

North East Ohio Pings.


34 posted on 08/07/2005 5:38:02 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Federalist Society?)
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To: martin_fierro

Im surprised you didnt post a pic of the old Twilight drive in theater sign! :)


35 posted on 08/07/2005 7:09:08 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (60% of Saudis, 58%of Iraqis, 55%of Kuwaitis,50% of Jordanians married 1st or 2nd cousins. LOL!!!)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Who is Debbie Sutherland, and why are you stalking her?


36 posted on 08/08/2005 3:21:55 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: mabelkitty; bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

"Tell me how 100% of the voting population of Bay Village managed to turn out in the 2004 election and how they managed to vote for Kucinich to represent them?"



In 2004, Bay Village voted for Bush over Kerry by 55.28% to 44.41%. The 10th District as a whole gave Bush 41.48% and Kerry 58.07%, while it gave Kucinich 60% and GOP nominee Ed Herman 35%, so I would guesstimate that Kucinich got less than 46% in Bay Village in 2004.

Bay Village cast 8,826 votes in 2004, which is 55% of the town's Census 2000 population of 16,087 and 63% of the town's 14,014 registered voters in 2000 (I don't know how many registered voters the town had in 2004). Given the growth in the Cuyahoga suburbs as Clevelanders move outward, I would say that voter turnout in Bay Village was strong but not suspiciously high.


37 posted on 08/08/2005 9:08:11 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Semper Fi and good luck!


38 posted on 08/08/2005 4:29:14 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (God Bless 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, Heroes Proved.)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress
Well, lots of experience...a year or two at all kinds of things!


http://www.westshoremall.shoppingcartsplus.com/i/politics/cobb_bright_photo.jpg
Definitely "cobb_bright_photo"...

And I wonder why everything has to be said twice.
And I wonder why everything has to be said twice.
Both here and on his web page.
Both here and on his web page.
And About page.
And About page.

Where, incidentally, he has a cool link to an endorsement from a computer!

39 posted on 08/08/2005 4:34:35 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress

Is this the usual path...if you can't get elected to Congress, run for mayor?


40 posted on 08/08/2005 4:35:50 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Thank you for that information.
I was incorrect in my Bay Village knowledge.
Can you check Strongsville or Middleburgh Heights?
There was a suburb that was supposedly 100% turnout that went for Bush, and IIRC, it was a place Bush visited that had well over 10,000 supporters.
Kucinich's district was not tallied online until well after midnight - the only district in Cuyahoga County that was withheld for whatever reason. I have my suspicions, as Kooch was within the margin of error to lose.


41 posted on 08/08/2005 6:16:08 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: mabelkitty

In 2004, Strongsville voted for Bush, who got 56.07% to Kerry's 43.56%, with a turnout of 22,214 voters. In 2000, there were 32,859 registered voters in the city, so the turnout doesn't raise any eyebrows.

In 2004, Middleburgh Heights voted for Kerry, who got 52.29% to Bush's 47.28%, with a turnout of 7,686 voters. In 2000, there were 11,981 registered voters in the city, so that isn't too suspicious either.

People sometimes play games with registered-voter totals to try to claim that there was heavy illegal turnout, but I haven't seen any official record of Ohio registered voters for 2004, so this could well be an urban legend.


42 posted on 08/09/2005 8:05:40 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Oh how many after school beatings he must have suffered with that name. Each one deserved.


43 posted on 08/09/2005 8:37:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: massgopguy

His campaign manager is Charlie Balch. Do what you will with that information. ;-)

Did you check out the candidate's website? The webmaster needs to edit better! "A mayor who is consicious spending." Umm, what does that mean exactly??


44 posted on 08/18/2005 9:27:05 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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