Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 7:49am


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Jimmy Conner is an Embarrassment to Lake County

At a recent campaign forum hosted by the North Lake Tea Party, Lake County District 3 County Commissioner Jimmy Conner had 90 seconds to introduce his campaign to the group. It is confounding the number of lies and bizarre statements Jimmy Conner managed to say within that 90-second segment. He started off his 90 seconds of lies by holding up a toy chainsaw as a childish prop and then:

  • Conner told everyone how great he is – weird;
  • Conner tried to portray himself as a fiscal conservative when he actually has a liberal tax and spend record – a big lie;
  • Conner told three out-right lies about property taxes;
  • Conner lied about the Sheriff cutting his budget 3 years in a row, a deception he used to try to gain favor from those who support the Sheriff;
  • Conner said Commissioner Cadwell wanted to close a library because he couldn’t read but then said he loved him – strange; and
  • Conner ended by telling a bad joke against Donald Trump about a Cruz missile; an obviously poor attempt to hoodwink the Tea Party to gain their favor.

This video is 90 seconds of proof that Jimmy Conner is nothing but a political hack.

The three out-right lies Jimmy Conner told about property taxes deals with tax rates, taxable values and where to find the information.

  1. The Lake County property tax millage rate in 2008 was 6.0469 and it is 6.8941 in the current 2015-2016. That is a 14.0% increase in property taxes since Jimmy Conner was elected commissioner. Click here to see millage rate charts from the Lake County Property Appraiser’s office.
  2. Property tax values in 2008 were $22.4 Billion and 2016 property tax values are $16.3 Billion. Since Jimmy Conner became Commissioner, the average value of your property declined 28.2%. If some folks have lower taxes, it is because their property is not worth as much as before. You can blame Conner’s failed tax and spend policies for that.
  3. Conner told the North Lake Tea Party they could see how much he saved them on taxes by going to LakeTax.com. That is a lie. LakeTax.com is the Lake County Tax Collector’s website and there is no such comparison to 2008 on that website. He just used the Tax Collector’s website to blow smoke.

In regards to the Sheriff’s budget, Conner told a whopper when he said the Sheriff cut his budget the last three years. The Lake County Budget that Conner just approved says something totally different. The issue isn’t whether the Sheriff’s Department needed the increased budgets; it’s that Commissioner Jimmy Conner blatantly lied to gain favor with the voters.

  1. The total expenditures for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 was $56.1 million, it was revised in 2014 to $57.3 million, and the approved budget for 2015-2016 is $62.1 million. The Sheriff’s budget has increased a total of 10.6% within the last three years. The following link, at page F – 179, will show the actual Sheriff’s budget in the overall Lake County Budget (click here).
  2. In the last three years, the Sheriff added 11 new full-time personnel and the current projected staff for the year is 726.
  3. In 2014 and 2015 Sheriff Borders proposed increasing his budget primarily to fund pay increases for personnel.

This 90-second video proves Jimmy Conner will say or do anything to get elected. He is a bizarre person who has no respect for the truth. He simply cannot be trusted.

The citizens of Lake County might just want to call Jimmy Conner and ask him, “Why are you lying about cutting taxes?” You can contact or text Jimmy Conner on his private cell phone at 352-874-7892 or you can use his backdoor private email, ConnerJC@aol.com. This email is where he does most of his county business so he can hide from the public record.

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5 Responses to “90 SECONDS OF LIES”

  1. Harry Wise says:

    The establishment knows the voting public is ignorant to their dirty tricks.
    Not long ago a young female state representative was elected because her handlers
    (Mother and friends) encouraged her voters and discouraged a call for an all out Republican voter turnout which might have helped her opponent..
    They didn’t forget to remind her friends and acquaintances to show up though!

    Now we have a blogger saying “It’s all well and good to grump about it here, but it’s going to take more than that between now and November to toss him to the curb.
    Earth to Pam Jennelle – Unless a democrat, NPA or Independent enters the District 3 race the winner of the August 30, 2016 Republican Primary will the Lake County Commissioner for District 3 for the 2016 election!

    So, If you can keep reminding everyone that we “have until November to toss this pile of excrement to the curb” a lot of people will be surprised on General Election day when they show up and no Jimmy “look at me” Conner is on the ballot. P.S. However if Donald J. Trump is not on that November General Election ballot it will be like the Bush boys sister in law Hillary says “what difference at this time does it make!” that will mean that Jimmy and his gang have got their establishment puppet Rafael Theodore Cruz on the ballot. If so the American people will be just as well off with Hillary or the other Communist in the white house.

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  2. Pam Jennelle says:

    Hope those of you who are sick and tired of Conner’s arrogance will publicly support Breeden in her effort to return some civility to the Commission seat for her district. It’s all well and good to grump about it here, but it’s going to take more than that between now and November to toss him to the curb.

  3. admin says:

    Not sure how to deciphered your comments out of this column since there was no reference to anything you mentioned, but we’ve got to admire your imagination.

  4. Hey. That wonderful 2008 commission you keep referring to must have been pretty good. Isn’t that the one with Elaine Renick and Linda Stewart? Isn’t that the one that you claimed caused the great recession? Isn’t that the one you worked so hard to bring down? Oh, how time changes things!

  5. All those in our social circle have been saying all along that this guy is a pathetic excuse as a representative of good hard working people here in Lake County. No, he cannot be trusted.

    He MUST be voted out !

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