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Dayton City Commissioners Matt Joseph and Chris Shaw
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In the race for Dayton City Commission, incumbent candidates Matt Joseph and Chris Shaw have maintained their seats on the commission. Both candidates receiving more than 6700 votes apiece. 

This marks Shaw's second term on the commission and Joseph's fifth. Jospeh and Shaw recently proposed an amendent to the Dayton city charter to allow city firefighters to volunteer in other communities.  Dayton voters overwhelmingly passed the amendment Tuesday.

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Election Day is next week and this year Dayton voters will consider a measure allowing city firefighters to volunteer in other communities.

The city charter currently bars city employees from working for other jurisdictions.

Issue 15 was proposed by Dayton City Commissioners Matt Joseph and Chris Shaw.

Shaw says the rule change is needed to allow the city to compete for federal firefighting grants.

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Incumbents and challengers are vying for two open seats for the Dayton City Commission in the November 5 election.

The incumbents are Dayton city commissioners Matt Joseph and Chris Shaw. The challengers are Wright-Patterson Air Force Base logistics specialist Shenise Turner-Sloss and community activist David Esrati.

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Dayton officials and some Miami Valley health organizations are encouraging anyone struggling with depression or trauma after last Sunday’s mass shooting to seek help. 

They urge anyone struggling with difficult feelings to take care of their own health needs, saying this would also aid in the larger community's healing process.

Just two days after the Oregon District shooting, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and City Commissioner Chris Shaw stepped in front of cameras to address mental health as a part of the city’s recovery from its most recent tragedy.

Dayton City Commissioners Wednesday voted to approve an ordinance banning panhandling along several busy roadways within city limits
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Voters across the Dayton region cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary elections. In the competitive race for Dayton City Commission, five candidates were vying to compete for two open seats in the fall. Now, four candidates move on to a place on the November ballot.

Montgomery County Board of Election unofficial results show voters approved incumbent City Commissioners Matt Joseph, with more than 28 percent of the vote, and Chris Shaw, with more than 25 percent of the vote, to compete in November.

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On Tuesday, four Dayton men, including former city commissioner Joey Williams and current city official Roshawn Winburn, were indicted on a range of charges including bribery, wire fraud, and public corruption. Former state representative Clayton Luckie, and entrepreneur Brian Higgins were also indicted. 

The allegations come ahead of  the May 7 primary election where five candidates are running for two open seats on the city commission.

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The Dayton Commission held its first meeting Wednesday, one day after federal law enforcement officials revealed a major investigation into alleged fraud and public corruption in the city’s government. The probe is related to the city’s handling of public contracts.

At the commission meeting, Dayton officials announced they’re launching their own separate internal investigation into the federal allegations. 

Andrea Hatcher with NOP spoke to Dayton City Commissioner Chris Shaw after the meeting.
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Around 30 Dayton residents were at the City Commission meeting Wednesday to talk about neighborhood investment. Members of the group Neighborhoods Over Politics (NOP) filled up the City Commission chamber with a list of requests focused on getting the city to pay more urgent attention to empty and dilapidated houses, and enforce housing codes, particularly on the west side.

 

Andrea Hatcher with NOP lives in Madden Hills.

 

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Four Candidates are vying for two seats on the Dayton City Commission in Tuesday’s election.

 

The one incumbent candidate—Democrat Matt Joseph—is hoping for a fourth term on the commission. He touts Dayton’s recovery as one of the commission’s achievements but says there’s still more to be done.

 

On Tuesday, voters will see five names on the primary ballot for Dayton City Commissioner.

The incumbent candidate, City Commissioner Matt Joseph, says the eleven years he’s been in office have been spent keeping Dayton on course amid economic downturns and job losses, but he believes more jobs can be created.

“We need to put every resource we can toward helping out entrepreneurs; you know making sure there’s support of business climate, making sure that there are mentors available to help those folks who are starting up,” the current commissioner said.