There is something wrong with our system, Jason Fischer edition

Jason Fischer parlayed an endorsement by Jeb Bush, and despite credible reports of him lying to voters and much more qualified candidates he won a seat on the school board. which he only ran for after losing a soil and water board election.

On the board he was dreadful. Unprepared and seemingly bought by special interests were my biggest complaints. He quit before his first term was over to run for the state house barely edging out Dick Kravitz.

In the house he has been both a foe to public ed and a big giver of public money to his donors pet projects, Gary Cartrand and the KIPP school anyways.

So when Ken Organes ran against him I was excited. Sure 16 is ruby red but it’s not dumb. What me and Ken didn’t realize was is Ken didn’t stand a chance.

https://ballotpedia.org/Jason_Fischer

Oh Jason Fischer knew it and he was so sure he didn’t even campaign.

This is what the Times Union had to say,

From the Times Union:

Generally experience is the most valuable asset for a politician. 

But that’s as long as the experience is constructive.
Incumbent state Rep. Jason Fischer did not find the time to meet with the Times-Union Editorial Board.
He did not bother to provide a bio or answers to a questionnaire.
And even Fischer’s campaign website is skimpy on any achievements in Tallahassee.
In short, Fischer’s experience isn’t the plus that it should be.
Why not?
Because it is experience that Fischer appears have gained while also developing a sense of entitlement along the way. 
And that’s just not a good look for any public servant.
District 16 deserves a representative who is both knowledgeable and humble.

That’s where Fischer’s opponent, Ken Organes, comes in. 

https://www.jacksonville.com/opinion/20181023/tuesday-editorial-renner-organes-are-impressive

I live in Mandarin and didn’t see one yard sign. Didn’t get one mailer either.

Fischer knew he was going to win and he wasn’t the only one.

Democrats received 50.68 percent of the votes.

https://www.duvalelections.com/

https://enr.electionsfl.org/DUV/Summary/1964/

Yet our Duval Delegation to the house is 4-2 republican sorry make that 5-1 because Kimberly Daniels is a republican in democrats clothing.

Democrats received 50 percent of the votes but only have a third of the representation.

http://www.coj.net/departments/duval-legislative-delegation/delegation-members-jacksonville-info

The state has so gerrymandered the house seats that it assures republican domination, in a state that should be no worse than 50-50.

That should outrage all of us, sorry all of us decent people no matter what side of the aisle they fall on.

Jason Fischer isn’t qualified to run a book club not that I think he reads, but he won going away, not because of his ideas, he didn’t put any out there, but because the system has been set up to make sure he wins.

If everyone’s vote does not count then people aren’t being led the are being ruled.

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