Monday, February 08, 2010

Massa Makes It Official

Mark Massa, chief legal counsel to Gov. Mitch Daniels, has made official his decision to run as a Republican for Marion County Prosecutor. Massa will ask Republican committeepersons to slate him as the party's official candidate at this Saturday's slating convention. Massa will resign his job with the governor if he is slated. Massa stated the following today:

After much deliberation and consultation with family, friends and community leaders, I have decided to submit my name for consideration by precinct committeemen and women to be their slated candidate for Marion County Prosecutor in 2010. I will abide by the decision of the convention and, if slated, will resign my position on the Governor's staff upon filing for the May primary next week. I look forward to addressing the convention this Saturday and discussing in more detail my experience, ideas and motivation for seeking the most important public safety office in our community.

7 comments:

karma09 said...

Who are the community leaders consulted?

Brizzi? Scott Newman, who hand-picked Brizzi to succeed him? Tom John, Brizzi's personal pal and convention fixer?

How does Massa distinguish his ideas from that of the current tainted incumbent? With a better catch phrase? How about "no office-holder is exempt from prosecution." That might mean something. Simply offering up more "experience" and "being tough on crime" gets us right back to why Massa had to be drafted in the first place. Silence on this score by Massa simply means nothing will be done about the corruption that caused this drafting.

Motivation? Other than being dragged into a race, only after Brizzi dirtied himself out of contention, after Brizzi's hand-picked candidate washed out within a week, and after another couple of weeks of being leaned on by his former and current bosses to jump in, I don't perceive much motivation at all.

Mark Massa, you've got to stand out as not just another machine candidate, or you're simply carrying Brizzi's water for him. That won't fly this time around.

Marycatherine Barton said...

Thanks to all who are fired up, about taking county government back, from the professional politicians.

Paul K. Ogden said...

I echo Karma's comments.

XQRX912 said...

Massa is a fine example of white boy affirmative action. Having no particular skills he is hired by Newman. Later having no particular skills he is hired by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District. Now having no particular skills, other than tolerating misconduct by other prosecutors, he is annointed by the Gov, whose sister was a similarly unqualified affirmative action hire into all the positions she has held. This is not the year to be a candidate vouched for by the powers that be. It is a year for principled outsiders, neither Massa [nor Curry for that matter] make that cut.

Paul K. Ogden said...

There is a "white boy affirmative action" program I didn't know about? Where do I sign up?

Jon E. Easter said...

I welcome Mitch Daniels to the race for Marion County Prosecutor. Whoops did I say Mitch Daniels...I meant Mark Massa.

Jon E. Easter said...

I think XQRX912 might be someone inside Greg Bowes campaign. Not 100 percent sure though. Just a guess.