Today John Mitchel announced he has requested the Beavercreek City Council consider him for appointment to Jerrod Martin’s open council seat. Martin will step down in January to serve as Ohio’s 70th House District Representative. Mitchel is an Air Force veteran of 22 years and currently works at Wright Patterson AFB as a systems analyst. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has earned advanced degrees in business from Michigan Tech University and economics from Wright State. In 2006 LtCol Mitchel (Ret) self-published America at the Abyss: A View from the Heartland which has received acclaim for exposing fraud, waste, abuse and corruption in government as the primary cause of the current economic crisis in Ohio and the U.S.
In response to the announcement, Mitchel commented, “Beavercreek will surely miss Jerrod Martin, but his constituents in Greene County will be better off as Jerrod has been a steadfast advocate for Beavercreek taxpayers. If offered the privilege to serve, I will bring that same philosophy to the job. If appointed, my first priority will be to socialize among the other six council members an “It’s Not Our Money” mindset. Whether in good economic cycles or bad, that’s precisely what Beavercreek taxpayers want and what they deserve.”