Sunday, May 18, 2014

Two Days Until The Election

We have two more days until the election and I need your help.  I would appreciate each of you contacting your friends who live in Boone County and tell them why you’re voting for me.  Ask them to help you make a change in the Clerk’s office; to restore full-time leadership, honesty and integrity to this office. 

Being endorsed by other career politicians doesn’t make you the best person for the job.  What it makes you is another career politician.  I have never claimed to be a politician and for that I am proud.  I am a citizen of this county who only wants what is best for all who live here. 

There have been many lies told this past week by supporters of the incumbent.  They have slandered my husband and attacked my daughter who is an Army Captain’s wife and doesn’t even live here.  Lies, lies and more lies.  I have been honest with you throughout this campaign.  I have videos and documents to back up everything I’ve said.  Just because someone yells the loudest doesn’t mean they are right.  Actually those who yell the loudest usually have the most to hide.  As I’ve stated before, if I felt either Mr. Brown or Mr.Sallee were the best candidate for this job I would step aside.  I KNOW that I am the best candidate to be the Boone County Clerk. 

I so appreciate all that everyone has done to make a positive change in the Clerk’s office.  I thank each of you for your prayers and hard work.  No matter what happens, it’s in God’s hands and He is in control.  Thank you and don’t forget to vote! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

More Lies From the Incumbent

The incumbent Boone County Clerk has sent out mail and handed out fliers stating that he ran in 2010 to serve the people in Boone County.  In a recent article in the Boone County Recorder he said, “In 2010 I ran because I felt the office was really outdated, not customer-friendly at all,” he said. “I had a good job at the time so I wasn’t looking for a job, I was looking to make a difference in the clerk’s office.”

Well, this is NOT what he said under oath.  Which one is the lie?  Did he lie under oath or is he lying to you now?  Either way, he continues to lie.  I honestly don't know how anyone can believe a word out of this man's mouth.  
I have volunteered thousands of hours in Boone County, constantly working to make this the best place to live.  I am running to serve the citizens of this county!  ALL the citizens, not just a select few.  Please vote for Ramona Croushore on May 20th, because I know that I'm the best qualified for this job.  I am in the Right place and this is the Right time!

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Boone County voters have to ask themselves whether County Clerk Brown can be trusted with their important documents.  A fundamental question is whether Brown can be trusted to tell the truth; in addition to lying on a loan application, not registering his vehicle in Kentucky for seven months, documents mysteriously disappearing, and his 12 hour workweek, the facts demonstrate that Brown voted out of his precinct, a Class D Felony.
Brown usually lived with his mother until 2007.  He voted using his mother’s address, voting precinct Florence 13, C136A, in the general election of November 2008.  A year and a half before that election, on July 26, 2007, Brown had purchased a home in voting precinct Greenview, B116. 
It is unknown in what precinct he voted in the interim; what matters is that he voted using his mother’s address in the general election of 2008, when it can be demonstrated that he had changed residences. Brown states that the house he had purchased in July 2007 remained unoccupied until December 2008, that he did not move from his mother’s house until then, and that he therefore did not commit a felony by voting out of his precinct.   However, Brown’s mortgage agreement signed by Brown on July 26, 2007, provides:

“5. Occupancy, Preservation, Maintenance and Protection of the Property; Borrower's Loan Application; Leaseholds.  Borrower shall occupy, establish, and use the Property as Borrower's principal residence within sixty days after the execution of this Security Instrument

Brown also took out a Homeowner’s Policy on the home, effective July 30, 2007; a homeowner’s policy is valid only if the policy holder resides in the home.
All of the bills one would expect if Brown had moved into his new home shortly after purchasing it on July 26, 2007, appear to demonstrate that Brown had in fact moved:
1)    Duke Energy instituted gas and electric service in August 2007
2)    Boone County Water District opened an account on August 1, 2007
3)    Brown made political contributions using his new home address May 3, 2008; the Kentucky Secretary of State contribution detail reports demonstrate that fact. 
He had made donations to Sal Santoro’s election in 2006 and 2007 using his mother’s address and was able to vote for him by voting using his mother’s address.  If he had voted using his home address he would have had Addia Wuchner on the ballot instead.
4)    In March of 2007, Brown purchased a Chevrolet Suburban. Although the seller signed over the title on July 31, 2007, Brown did not complete the change in title until January 2, 2008 which is a Class A misdemeanor.  Brown testified under oath that he continued to drive the vehicle in the interim with the Georgia license plates.  On the Application for Kentucky Certificate of Title and the Assignment and Warranty of Title by Owner forms, Brown’s mother’s address had been lined out and Brown’s new home address inserted prior to filing on January 2, 2008, yet he says he still lived with his mother on this date.
5)    His bank statement demonstrates that at least by October 15, 2008, he was using his new home address for banking.
6)  His mother’s utility bill dropped considerably in the fall of 2007.  Neither his nor his mother’s bills changed at all in December of 2008, when he claims to have moved out of his mother’s and into his new home.

Brown claims that he had extensive remodeling done on the new house.  Under oath he stated that he had the floors replaced and light switches replaced and that it took 18 months for this to be done.  When a further investigation was done, relatives of Brown’s told the authorities that he didn’t move into the new home until December of 2008 because they did “extensive remodeling” that was much more than floors and light switches.  There are no permits for this “extensive” remodeling.  There are no receipts for this remodeling.  You would think if you were doing extensive remodeling you would keep the receipts for tax purposes.  So who’s lying?  Was Brown lying under oath when he said he only had floors and light switches replaced?  Or are family members lying to keep him from being prosecuted for a Class D Felony because he voted out of his precinct in November of 2008 and possibly May of 2008.  Brown has NO evidence of any type as to when he moved into his new home, he stated under oath.  Quite the contrary.  There is plenty of evidence which points to his having lived at his new home and not at his mother’s in November of 2008.  The Attorney General concludes that they cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt when he moved.
          I leave this to you, the voter, to make your own decision.  Is there evidence that Brown’s word cannot be trusted?  Yes.  His loan application for his vehicle proves that.  Does all the black and white evidence show he was living in his home at the time of the election of November 2008?  Yes.  But when you say you didn’t do it and you have friends in high places, it seems you may be above the law.  He wasn’t prosecuted for committing a Class A misdemeanor that he admitted under oath to; and he’s not been prosecuted for committing a Class D felony even though the black and white evidence is clear. 
 This is the man who oversees elections for this county.  Scary?
Vote for Ramona Croushore on May 20th to restore honesty and integrity to the County Clerk's office.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Who's Broken the Law?

The incumbent Clerk, a career politician, has begun a personal smear campaign against me. He is alleging that a tax lien against my husband (the attorney who sued Brown for disability discrimination and FMLA violation), is the same as evading paying taxes.  It is not.  I have always paid my taxes; however, in the recession my husband was unable to make a large tax payment on his income and as a result has a tax lien where we make monthly payments. 

This is NOT the same as evading paying personal property taxes, especially when it’s his job to collect them.  As you have seen by the YouTube videos, that is what the incumbent did.  The violation of not registering his vehicle in Kentucky within 15 days, is a Class A misdemeanor.  He bought the vehicle in March and didn’t register it until January. 

Owing money is not a crime.  I have always paid my taxes and will continue to do so.  He has now taken it upon himself to mail to many citizens a copy of the tax lien along with a decision by the court of appeals finding that the buyer of our mortgage did not have to prove its ownership. 

I have NEVER broken the law with the exception of a speeding ticket when I was 16 years of age.  Regardless of the rumors he spreads, the YouTube videos show that he committed the crime and that he lied on a loan application for that same vehicle.  I trust the citizens of Boone County to see these rumors for what they are.  

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Boone County Clerk Lies About Previous Employment

When you apply for a loan, you have a much better chance of obtaining it if you have a regular income.  Lending institutions tend to be much more cautious about loaning money to people who work on commission rather than salaried.

Our current Clerk obviously knows this fact.  So on a Huntington Bank loan application in March of 2007, where he was borrowing $24,000 to purchase the vehicle that he failed to register for 9 months in Kentucky, he lied saying he was an office manager.  He stated that he had been an office manager for 10 years.  9 years with Cincinnati Bell and 6 months with North American Bioproducts.

Under oath, Mr. Brown listed his employment history and at NO time did he ever say he was an office manager.  He had worked at a couple of bars.  He had worked as a Deputy Jailer.  He had worked as a baggage handler.  He had worked for Cincinnati Bell (for approximately 7 years not 9) as a salesman.  He worked as a salesman for North American Bioproducts.

I believe being a salesman is a very respectable occupation.  However, Mr. Brown knew if he said this was what he did for a living, he would have a hard time securing a loan for $24,000.  So he lied.  He either lied on the loan application or he lied under oath.

Restore honesty and integrity to the office of Boone County Clerk.  Please vote for Ramona on May 20th!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Current Clerk Evaded Paying 2008 Personal Property Taxes

The incumbent Clerk, a career politician, who unfortunately will say or do anything to win, has begun a personal smear campaign against me. He is alleging that a tax lien against my husband, an attorney, and losing a  court case in 2006 is comparable to his failure to pay his car taxes.  The difference is we are paying our debt, which Mr. Brown evaded.

Today you're going to see a video with black and white evidence of the current Boone County Clerk evading paying personal property taxes.  If your vehicle is registered in the state on the first day of the year, you owe personal property taxes on it.  It's as easy as that.  It's state law.  He thinks he is above the law. 

This is one of the many reasons I'm running for Clerk.  Let's restore integrity and honesty to this office.  Please vote for Ramona on May 20th!  Number 1 on the ballot!