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SAM BROOKS WAS FINED IN 2004 BY THE DC OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE


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THE FOLLOWING WAS ACTUALLY POSTED BY CANDIDATE JONATHAN R. REES ON ANOTHER BOARD.

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The other night, I was talking on the telephone with Tamela Gordon

who is an ANC commissioner here in ward 3 about the ongoing efforts

to recall another ANC commissioner Amy Bowman and did not know that

she was Sam Brooks campaign manager. Amy Bowman disputed Sam Brooks

$$$ claim on his website.

 

Take a look at Sam Brooks website @ http://www.brooks2006.com.

 

Now take a very close look at what he claims has been to date the

level of campaign contributions.

 

On January 31, 2006, all candidates will have to file with the DC

Office of Campaign Finance the complete low down on who contributed

to their campaign and how much.

 

In talking with two of the other candidates, they think Sam Brooks

is lying on his website, they have printed out what he claims and

their campaign staff will take a very hard look at what he submits

and if it does not jive with what he files, they intend to challenge

him on it but I will stay clear as anyone who seeks to look must

sign their name and sign their name again on any challenge.

 

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Any citizen can obtain from the DC Office of Campaign Finance a copy of the report on Sam Brooks and his 2004 campaign and why he was fined.

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You are a liar and have just made up that claim.

 

Yet, anybody who goes to the DC Office of Campaign Finance at the Reeves Center can get proof that what Rees posted is true.

 

 

The IP Address: 64.27.5.168 has been used for over 35 posts by "JRR", "Jason Rees" and "missgloverpark".

 

Yawn.

 

B. Frank

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I am a resident of Virginia who is following the DC Council election, because I think the Council is in need of some fresh thoughts.

 

When I review the DC Message board, there are some thoughtful expressions, however, this is not one of them.

 

Let me elaborate on my credentials before I make this statement. I have served as a career civil servant for five Presidential Adminstrations, four of which I served in the White House Office of Management and Budget--an institution which emphasizes facts.

 

I look at this article which is long on accusations and short on facts. In particular the statement:

 

"In talking with two of the other candidates, they think Sam Brooks is lying on his website, they have printed out"

 

Information that Mr. Rees should produce:

 

l. Who are the two other candidates?

 

2. Where are the statements of the other two candidates that demonstrate that Mr. Brooks is lying?

 

I am sure the electorate of Ward 3 are well informed and will not be guided by such inaccuracies.

 

We all await Mr. Rees' production of the aforementioned documents.

 

Failure to do so will discredit the totality of his postings on this message board.

 

I do not use an alias, my name is front and center for all to see.

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Dr. Tozzi since you contributed $1,000 to Mr. Brooks last campaign according to the public record, you are entitled to an answer to your question. (Most of Brooks campaign contributions can from outside of DC and relatives)

 

Those who are delinquent filers with the DC OCF will be listed on their website only if they challenge the fine. Brooks did not.

 

Record of that fact is only obtainable by breezing through the file of the candidate and not online.

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Dr. Tozzi since you contributed $1,000 to Mr. Brooks last campaign according to the public record, you are entitled to an answer to your question. (Most of Brooks campaign contributions can from outside of DC and relatives)

 

Those who are delinquent filers with the DC OCF will be listed on their website only if they challenge the fine. Brooks did not.

 

Record of that fact is only obtainable by breezing through the file of the candidate and not online.

 

 

"nikkidix", could you PLEASEat least TRY to make sense? That post was rife with illogic, obfuscation and irrelevance. You've completely sidestepped the fundamental questions here, and completely failed to address anything in the post immediately previous to yours.

 

 

 

Big surprise.

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Interesting...the following was posted by Tamela Gordon, ANC Commisioner, ANC3B (so do we take the word of a fake alias, or a sitting ANC Commisioner?):

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ward3dc/message/278

 

Well, since I have been the subject of discussion here by one

Jonathan Rees, I thought I would take a moment to correct the

record. I realize that rumor and innuendo are great fun, while facts

are tedious and inconvenient. Please indulge me why I delve into the

truth. Yes, I spoke to Jonathan Rees on the phone; he called me.

 

He asked, "Did I know Sam Brooks' "campaign manager," Christopher

Lively? I felt obligated to inform Mr. Rees that I was, in fact, Sam

Brooks Campaign Chair (not "manager", a distinction I trust the

political veterans among you will understand). I also informed him

that Christopher Lively had no affiliation to the Brooks Campaign.

 

And still he persisted. "Did I know that Amy Bowman had agreed to

help him with his campaign?" Well, since I know Ms. Bowman

personally and communicate with her often, I knew this point to be

false. Unfortunately, the truth is that Mr. Rees continues to call

and email Ms. Bowman and she continues to not respond.

 

And here is where the ridiculous escalates beyond comprehension. Mr.

Rees then said that he had spoken to Sam Brooks about their mutual

press problems and the smear campaigns against them on the blogs and

listserves. Rees said that they had agreed to set their differences

aside and on and on... Well... Sam Brooks has never spoken to

Jonathan Rees. If he had, I would know. I'm his Campaign Chair.

 

Rees also had some things to say about other people he anticipates

will run for Ward 3 Councilmember. Well, it wouldn't be a campaign

without a few unsubstantiated rumors.

 

And finally, we are all going to find out who has raised how much

from whom soon enough. What would be the point of lying?

 

This would be entertaining if it weren't so sad.

 

Respectfully,

 

Tamela Gordon

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING WAS ACTUALLY POSTED BY CANDIDATE JONATHAN R. REES ON ANOTHER BOARD.

*********************************************************************

 

The other night, I was talking on the telephone with Tamela Gordon

who is an ANC commissioner here in ward 3 about the ongoing efforts

to recall another ANC commissioner Amy Bowman and did not know that

she was Sam Brooks campaign manager. Amy Bowman disputed Sam Brooks

$$$ claim on his website.

 

Take a look at Sam Brooks website @ http://www.brooks2006.com.

 

Now take a very close look at what he claims has been to date the

level of campaign contributions.

 

On January 31, 2006, all candidates will have to file with the DC

Office of Campaign Finance the complete low down on who contributed

to their campaign and how much.

 

In talking with two of the other candidates, they think Sam Brooks

is lying on his website, they have printed out what he claims and

their campaign staff will take a very hard look at what he submits

and if it does not jive with what he files, they intend to challenge

him on it but I will stay clear as anyone who seeks to look must

sign their name and sign their name again on any challenge.

 

************************************************************************

Any citizen can obtain from the DC Office of Campaign Finance a copy of the report on Sam Brooks and his 2004 campaign and why he was fined.

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I thought I would share this message posted by Nikkidix on Tenleytown last July: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tenleytown/message/2909

 

 

From: "Nicole Sherry Dixon" <nikkidix2002@...>

Date: Tue Jul 5, 2005 9:12 pm

Subject: Info on Jonathan R. Rees nikkidix2002

 

I made an inquiry on who Jonathan Rees is.

 

His name is Welch in nature but he is a Puerto Rican and wants to be

the first Latino to be elected to the DC City Council.

 

He originates from the suburbs of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was

educated at NYU and Columbia University, came to DC in the late

1970's to work for the World Bank and then moved on as the

legislative director for the international food giant know as Royal

Ahold which owns Giant Foods, Pea Pod, Bi-Low and other concerns

appearing often before many legislative bodies in the United States,

Canada, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and thus his legislative skills are

far more than would be expected for someone wanting to be on our

city council.

 

He current is employed by a multi-state dental group that provides

dental care to many of the assisted living facilities in the Metro

area and acts as its business manager overseeing a staff of

dentists, technicians and so forth and also runs the dental clinic

over at Prince George's County Hospital.

 

I obtained this information from one of the general counsels with

the DC government who has known him for over a decade and I was told

that everyone on the city counsel knows Mr. Rees very well, he is

friends of Jim Graham, is working behind the scenes to get Eric

Holder to through his hat into the mayoral race and the judges and

his political orientation is very similar that the of the Swedish

Social Democrats.

 

I took time today to get some answers and I thought I would share

this with everyone.

 

 

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My comments and questions:

 

* Rees was educated at NYU and Columbia University -- there's zero evidence of that

 

* Rees worked for the World Bank -- Really? What did he do there?

 

* Rees oversees "a staff of dentists" -- Where? What dentists?

 

* "He is friends of Jim Graham" -- How so?

 

* Everyone on the City Council "knows Mr. Rees very well" -- you've got to be kidding

 

 

 

 

And this one from Nicole Dixon is interesting, too: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gloverpark/message/227

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Of course, it doesn't help that "Nikkidix" has used the same IP addresses as:

 

"Andrew Dice Clay" 64.202.165.133 (1/18/06)

"Andrew Dice Clay" 80.237.132.33 (1/17/06)

"Angela Brennon" 64.202.165.131 (1/3/2006)

"JRR" 64.27.5.168 (1/10/06)

"JRR" 80.237.132.33 (1/11/06)

"missgloverpark" 64.27.5.168 (1/8/06)

"missgloverpark" 70.86.16.* (1/18/06)

"Jason Rees" 64.27.5.168 (12/26/05)

"Tammy Bresloff" 70.86.16.* (1/9/06)

"Pam" 65.99.196.83 (1/26/06)

 

When did "Nikkidix" use your computer."JRR"?

 

How do you account for the overlapping IP addresses, even when they are out of region proxy IP's?

 

B. Frank

 

I think Nikkidix is doing the same as Factchecker2, namely, feeding people disinformation.

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A question for ALL of you.

 

Are any of you campaigning for one of the candidates? And does the Any of the Candidates even know what you are doing on these types of message boards?

 

I'm definitely not. Can't speak for anyone else. But I don't even live in DC, nor am I involved with any political, lobbying or other group that has even the loosest connection to any candidate. Promise.

 

Here's the lowdown on the admittedly confusing cast of characters. Most of the posts here have to do with candidate Jonathan Rees. He apparently posts stuff here under a variety of aliases (NikkieDix, Pam, JRR, Tammy, MissGlover Park, Angela Brannon, Officer Magana, etc etc). There are about a half dozen other regular posters here (DCist Martin, Factchecker2, BFrankDC and a couple of other folks ) . Each of us uses a single, non-changing handle, and (despite a certain candidate's claims) we are all separate people in real life as well as on-line.) These posters stop by here (the only board on which Rees seems to be allowed to post locally anymore) to counter the outrageous claims of what are now known as The Aliases ..check the post entitled "Rees's Multiple Alias Disorder for a list of their corresponding IP addresses.)

 

So far as I know, the non-aliases poster aren't pro-anyone, just people who were fed up with the horrible and aggressive on-line behavior. As for the candidates themselves, I'll bet they're aware of the situation. But I don't expect any of them would lower themselves to participate in such juvenile goings-on.

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