A contender for Ohio Republican Party chairman says his disagreement with the government over what taxes he owed led him to rack up years of back debt, not a lack of money.
GOP Executive Director Matthew Borges told The Associated Press Thursday he withheld years of tax payments to prevent the money from going toward a 2007 tax lien related to a home sale that he was disputing.
Borges says once that disagreement was resolved he was able to pay more than $24,300 in state taxes from personal funds. He says he paid $124,200 in federal tax liens Thursday.
Nan Whaley is a Dayton City Commissioner and endorsed by the Democratic Party, who says the economy will be her focus if she's elected mayor. Whaley says she has plans to bring jobs through leveraging the city's assets and will restore blighted neighborhoods by tearing down unlivable properties. Whaley also says a welcoming, vibrant community will attract people here. Whaley sat down in an interview with Emily McCord April 18, 2013 ahead of the Mayoral Primary May 7th, where she faces incumbent Gary Leitzell and Democrat A.J. Wagner.