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on Jon Saylor "JS Gold and coin"
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FAIRFIELD — Who is Jon Saylor? That was a question Fairfield City Councilman Jeff Holtegel asked a year ago, when Mr. Saylor was a little-known council wannabe. And it's a question still being posed today as a voter-fraud scandal pushes the enigmatic 27-year-old into a harsh spotlight.
“I've gotten the impression that he's a loner and kind of an oddball,” said Mr. Holtegel. “We really don't know much about him. ... He won't even give other council members his home phone number.”
In a 68-count indictment, Mr. Saylor is accused of creating sham voters and falsifying absentee ballots. About a dozen questionable ballots were cast in the November election he won by more than 100 votes, officials have said.
Mr. Saylor's allies see him as a political outsider under unfair attack by the established guard. But some in Fairfield think the allega tions of misconduct point to problems in the election system.
“I know in my heart — 100 percent — he didn't do it (commit voter fraud). That's because I've known Jon for three years,” said Jaimy Bidinger, 29, of Clifton. “Why would he do such a thing? He has no reason to.”
However, Fairfield Councilman Sterling Uhler commented: “Having been on council for 24 years, I'm kind of a student of governance, and there are two aspects of this situation that really bother me. I wish voters had been more educated about the candidates .. and I'm surprised that our election processes can be defrauded so easily by an amateur.”
Bob Mosketti, Butler County Board of Elections director, said his office's probe of Mr. Saylor prompted him to ask the Ohio Association of Election Officials to consider tightening election laws. One possible solution: requiring photo IDs for registration and/or voting, which has been tried in some U.S. states, he said.
After Butler County Sheriff's deputies had spent nearly three days on a highly publicized search for him after his indictment, Richard K. Jones, chief deputy, said Mr. Saylor told him: “I didn't know you were looking for me.”
“He makes a mockery out of it. He thinks it's humorous. .. It was like he was in another land somewhere,” Col. Jones said. “I think he's a ding-dong.”
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound man “stuck out his chest” when he was led from the county jail and news crews gathered around, Col. Jones said. “It seemed to me he liked having his picture taken. He liked the attention.”
Mr. Saylor's bond was originally set at $150,000, but was reduced to $50,000, leading to his release Tuesday. His trial is set for Sept. 25.
Mr. Saylor and his parents have repeatedly declined to
comment, on advice of Peter Swenty, a Cincinnati lawyer and prominent Mount Adams Democrat who has handled a number of Hamilton County Board of Elections cases. Mr. Swenty did not return a call seeking comment.
When Mr. Saylor announced his council candidacy in this upper-middle-class city of about 45,000 last year, he seemed to come from nowhere. But this political unknown launched a vigorous campaign under a slogan that now seems ironic: “A Dream that Works for Fairfield.”
Signs bearing Mr. Saylor's name sprouted like dandelions, and in November he defeated First Ward council opponent Michael D. Snyder by a 10-percent margin.
Mr. Snyder, 55, calls the alleged vote-fraud “abhorrent, repellent, repugnant, vile ... you sort of run out of adjectives.”
On top of the indictment, Mr. Saylor faces a June 8 Ohio Elections Commission hearing. It will address Mr. Snyder's claims that Mr. Saylor's campaign materials misrepresented his college degree, his political supporters, business affiliation and community activities.
“Virtually everything was totally false, or right on the edge,” Mr. Snyder said. “We are dealing with a rogue politician who has absolutely no idea of the gravity of the process he has defiled, and I think we will find out that he intentionally corrupted and defiled it.”
Brian McEntire, who describes himself as Mr. Saylor's best friend, says the allegations don't mesh with his image of the brown-haired, hazel-eyed man he has known since grade school.
“I just can't imagine that Jon would jeopardize his entire future on trying to fix an election. He's an intelligent man. He's an educated man,” he said. “I can't imagine he would've taken that kind of risk.”
Mr. Saylor is a 1991 graduate of Fairfield High School. In 1994, he received an associate's degree in general studies from the University of Cincinnati (his campaign literature claimed it was in criminal justice). He also took more courses at Miami University, and used to run several food-vending carts in downtown Cincinnati.
Mr. McEntire, who said he owns Riddle Road Market in Clifton, said Mr. Saylor occasionally works there. Mr. Saylor asked to have his City Council mail sent to an apartment across the street from the market. Council refused.
Mr. Saylor and Cynthia McCloud, 42, are parents of a 2-year-old girl. Ms. McCloud, who also faces three voter-fraud charges, was released from jail Thursday.
They have listed several addresses of residence, including his parents' on Barkley Court in Fairfield. Mr. Mosketti, the elections director, said it's hard to tell whether Mr. Saylor was legitimately residing in the First Ward when he was elected to represent the area.
Being involved in politics, Mr. McEntire said, is something Mr. Saylor has said he wanted to do since they were teens; Mr. Saylor has said his ultimate goal was to become a U.S. Senator.
Kassie Kanigoski, 27, of Mount Adams, remembers Mr. Saylor expressing even higher aspirations.
“In ninth grade, he was talking about being the President of the United States,” she said. “And I laughed at him. He was kind of a geek.”
Ms. Kanigoski said she and Mr. Saylor have maintained their friendship. She minimizes the voter-fraud scandal: “Yes, he did something wrong. But it wasn't like he murdered anyone ... I think people went out of their way to run him out (of politics).”
Another ex-classmate, Doug Lee, describes Mr. Saylor as the class clown who “didn't take anything that seriously.” That's why Mr. Lee said he and other former classmates were shocked when they heard Mr. Saylor was seeking political office.
Johnny Mac Brown, leader of a group calling itself Concerned Citizens of Fairfield, said the citizens stand ready to mount a recall election against Mr. Saylor. The process cannot begin until July 1, after Mr. Saylor has served six months on council.
“Jon Saylor sold everyone on the image that he was a young genius, running several businesses simultaneously, living in three different places — and it was all bunk,” said Mr. Brown, whose group collected more than 450 signatures seeking Mr. Saylor's resignation.
“Now we have to ask: How did this happen? How did we let our guard down to the point where someone can do this? And why hasn't someone done something to correct it?”
Enquirer reporter David Eck contributed to this story.