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Parks Commissioner Joe Ewing gets vulgar, texts “Shove that congrats in your _ _ s” –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On April 5, 2017


Wow, Clark County, this is what you voted for. Own it.

We knew reality would eventually set in when he realized he no longer had control over anything at the long-embattled Clark County Park District, but he couldn’t even take a congratulations from a fellow candidate, who lost, and was attempting to tell Ewing “congrats on your win.”

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Losing candidate Lisa Thomas texted Joe Ewing a simple congratulations for his victory at the polls, and he responded with vulgar language. Way to be a good winner Joey, still feeling guilty from the past election?

Joe Ewing is the Clark County Park District Commissioner who we had written about for alleged forging of election petition sheets at the last election – we have the before and after copies, so we do know for a fact they were forged.

We also wrote about him appointing an Ethics Commission consisting of himself, another commissioner, and the newspaper owner and business partner of a third commissioner – all of whom had ethics complaints against themselves or their business partners – and then held an illegal meeting, confirmed by the Attorney General, to find none of themselves did anything wrong (LOL) – (that’s usually how it turns out when you can appoint yourself to the commission hearing complaints against yourself and do it all in an illegal meeting).

We also wrote about his vote to attack a FOIA requester in an attempt to silence her criticism of the park district. Why does he hate the first amendment?

And the voters of Clark County voted him in again. Amazing.

We asked for comment from Ewing but have yet to receive any response.

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  • Sherry Brianza
    Posted at 20:21h, 05 April

    Amazing, seems like it happens everywhere!!

  • Michael Mastin
    Posted at 12:41h, 06 April

    and the State’s AG sees nothing wrong with any of these infractions committed by Mr. Ewing?

  • Madison Black
    Posted at 08:21h, 07 April

    Elected officials that act like tough guys generally are not intelligent guys.
    Appears to be the case with Ewing.

    As for the Attorney General, she is no where to be found when it comes to matters like this. Folks, its Illinois – need I say more?

  • jannie
    Posted at 11:09h, 07 April

    I agree it happens everywhere – though as a quote I saw.. “Bad officials are elected by good citizens, who don’t vote.” Our county voter turnout was the lower that the former lowest of 1961.