Lake County Governance Education Fund…….a pesky little detail left

Upon reviewing the Commissioners’ finance reports, we noticed an “anomaly” in Commissioner Troy’s 2012 reporting so we just had to go down that “rabbit hole” to see where it leads us.  We have been curious about a Non-Profit created by Commissioner Troy so we sent the following email to Troy and the Treasurer of his election committee, Mr. Kip Molenaar:
*********************

Mr. Molenaar and Commissioner Troy:

On a previous email, we asked if you could explain what the Lake County Governance Education Fund was all about.  You do not need to respond to that since we finally found all the information we needed on-line, including the amendments to the articles of incorporation.  Upon reading the purpose of the fund, it certainly seems like a very worthwhile venture.  The law firm you retained certainly has sterling credentials.  Articles of Incorporation LCGEF

Just so that we could understand the chain of events, we decided to create a time line from the documents in our files.

Time line of events…..Lake County Governance Education Fund

  1. Dan Troy decides to run for State Representative District 60
  2. On 2/3/12, Attorney Mark A. McGinnis files with the State of Ohio Secretary of State and creates a “Corporation for Non-Profit” with the business name of Lake County Governance Education Fund, Inc (Entity #2079107) (Location: Willowick)
  3. On 2/3/12, Attorney Mark A. McGinnis files the Initial Articles of Incorporation, with Amendments of the LCGEF and appoints himself as the Original Appointment of Statutory Agent.
  4. On 3/6/12 Kip L. Molenaar files a Permissive Funds Report showing the disposal of Excess Funds in the amount of $42,618.91.  This was required since the Ohio Revised Code limits the amount of “carry in” to a State Representative campaign to $35,000.00.
  5. In a Cleveland Plain Dealer article dated 8/3/12, it is announced that Dan Troy drops out of the race for State Rep.  Reason: “He was overwhelmed with local support for him to remain a county commissioner.”
  6. On 2/25/15, Mark A. McGinnis creates a domestic for-profit LLC named “AGENT M LLC”, and he is the original appointment of agent.
  7. On 1/14/16, there was a filing for a change in the appointment of agent for “AGENT M LLC”.  Attorney Donald J. McTigue is appointed as the new agent of record.
  8.  On 1/14/16, the LCGEF changed its agent of record from Mark A. McGinnis to the for-profit entity known as “AGENT M LLC”.

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

Please let us know if we are incorrect anywhere along the timeline, we want to be sure we report accurate information.

The missing piece of information is what happened to the $42,618.91?   When may we expect to receive the details of the amounts, and to whom paid.  Since the fund currently shows a zero balance there had to be some distributions to some very worthy charities.

There is one question that we cannot seem to answer – perhaps it is obvious – but it escapes us.  If you meant to give the $42,618.91 to charity, why did you not just write a check and be done with it; rather than spend a great deal of money with such a prestigious law firm with convoluted filings of non-profits, for profits corporations, and changing the agent of records.

Thank you for believing in honesty and transparency in all governmental matters,

Brian Massie
LobbyistsforCitizens.com



Categories: Lake, Uncategorized

Tags:

100 replies

  1. Have you ever considered writing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would appreciate your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.

  2. Wow! Thank you! I constantly wanted to write on my blog something like that. Can I implement a fragment of your post to my site?

  3. Thanks for the post, how can I make is so that I get an email when you publish a new update?

  4. One thing is that while you are searching for a student loan you may find that you’ll want a cosigner. There are many conditions where this is true because you should find that you do not have a past credit history so the loan provider will require that you’ve someone cosign the borrowed funds for you. Thanks for your post.

  5. I write commonly and also I profoundly treasure your web content. This fabulous information has undeniably actually peaked my curiosity. I am going to book mark your web page as well as keep looking for fresh data about as soon as a week. I opted in for your RSS feed also.

  6. I have learned many important things as a result of your post. I might also like to say that there might be situation in which you will apply for a loan and don’t need a cosigner such as a Fed Student Support Loan. But when you are getting a loan through a conventional finance company then you need to be willing to have a co-signer ready to help you. The lenders will base any decision on a few aspects but the main one will be your credit score. There are some loan companies that will in addition look at your work history and make a decision based on this but in almost all cases it will be based on on your ranking.

  7. You made some respectable points there. I looked on the web for the difficulty and found most people will associate with with your website.

  8. Im not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later on. Many thanks

  9. I simply could not depart your site prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard information a person provide in your guests? Is going to be back incessantly in order to check up on new posts

  10. My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  11. Wow, superb weblog structure! How long have you been running a blog for? you made running a blog glance easy. The full look of your website is excellent, let alone the content!

  12. Hey! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble
    with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing
    several weeks of hard work due to no backup.
    Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

  13. It’s actually a great and useful piece of information. I’m happy that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing. firmonet

  14. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The total look of your website is wonderful, let alone the content! firmonet

  15. It’s actually a cool and useful piece of info. I’m glad that you just shared this useful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I just could not go away your site prior to suggesting that I actually loved the usual info an individual provide to your guests? Is gonna be again often in order to check out new posts.

  17. Hey very interesting blog!

  18. Someone essentially help to make critically articles I’d state.
    This is the first time I frequented your web
    page and thus far? I surprised with the analysis you made to
    make this particular publish incredible. Fantastic task!

  19. Thank you for some other informative website. The place else could I get
    that kind of information written in such a perfect way?
    I’ve a venture that I’m just now running on, and I’ve been on the glance out for such info.

  20. I visited many web sites but the audio quality for audio songs current at this web site is really excellent.

  21. I simply could not depart your website before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the usual information a person provide on your visitors? Is going to be back steadily to check up on new posts.

  22. Thanks for some other informative site. Where else may I get that kind
    of information written in such an ideal means? I’ve a challenge that I’m simply now running on, and I have been on the look out for such info.

  23. I have read so many articles regarding the blogger lovers however this piece of writing is
    actually a pleasant piece of writing, keep it up.

  24. I read this article completely on the topic of the difference of hottest and previous technologies, it’s amazing article.

  25. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!

    Extremely helpful information particularly the last part 🙂
    I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  26. I enjoy what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the superb works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll.

  27. Hey there! This is my first visit to your blog!
    We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community
    in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
    You have done a extraordinary job!

  28. Hello, just wanted to say, I liked this article. It was funny.
    Keep on posting!

  29. Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this
    web site is in fact pleasant and the viewers are genuinely sharing pleasant thoughts.

  30. Hi there! This blog post couldn’t be written any better!
    Looking at this post reminds me of my previous
    roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I am going to forward this article to him.
    Fairly certain he’ll have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  31. I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the excellent works guys I have incorporated you
    guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my web site :
    ).

    Also visit my web page; kebe.top

  32. It’s an remarkable post in support of all the online people; they will take benefit from it I am sure.

    Feel free to visit my web-site forum.chilkat.io

  33. Hi my family member! I wish to say that this post is amazing, great written and
    come with approximately all important infos. I would like to look more posts
    like this.

    my page: https://engage.drd4gaming.com/

  34. Quality articles or reviews is the important to attract the viewers to visit the site, that’s what this web page is providing.

    Feel free to surf to my website … https://www.rednewsonline.com/author/rosemariefo

  35. I truly value your work, Great post.

    Also visit my blog post … Karina

  36. Every weekend i used to pay a visit this web site, because i want enjoyment, as this this website conations truly nice funny data too.

    My web site http://www.lifeadventureexplore.com

  37. Having read this I believed it was extremely informative.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this information together.

    I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

    Also visit my web-site – healthy eating tips for weight loss

  38. Hey! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate!

    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him.

    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Excellent article. Keep posting such kind of info
    on your page. Im really impressed by your site.
    Hi there, You have performed a great job. I will definitely digg it
    and personally suggest to my friends. I am
    sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  40. When someone writes an piece of writing he/she maintains the image of
    a user in his/her brain that how a user can be aware of it.

    Thus that’s why this post is outstdanding. Thanks!

  41. What’s up everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this site,
    and piece of writing is actually fruitful
    in support of me, keep up posting these articles or reviews.

  42. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful,
    as well as the content!

  43. That is very interesting, You are an overly professional blogger.
    I have joined your rss feed and sit up for seeking
    extra of your magnificent post. Additionally, I have shared your website
    in my social networks

  44. I like what you guys tend to be up too. This type of clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the terrific works guys I’ve you guys to my own blogroll.

  45. Having read this I believed it was very enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this content together.
    I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading
    and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth
    it!

  46. This is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate info… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  47. It’s really a cool and helpful piece of info. I am happy that you
    simply shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like
    this. Thanks for sharing.

  48. My developer is trying to convince me to move to
    .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a number of websites
    for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform.
    I have heard excellent things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it?
    Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  49. I visited multiple blogs except the audio feature for audio songs present at this site is truly excellent.

  50. Hi there to all, the contents present at this web site are truly amazing
    for people experience, well, keep up the nice
    work fellows.

  51. You have made some really good points there.
    I looked on the internet to learn more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

  52. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is
    a really well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
    I will definitely comeback.

  53. There is certainly a lot to find out about this
    topic. I like all of the points you made.

  54. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any
    widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my
    newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this
    for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience
    with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Here is my webpage – Keto Wave Review

  55. Hi there, I discovered your website via Google at the same time as looking for a comparable topic, your site came up, it seems good.

    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]Hello
    there, simply was alert to your blog thru Google, and found that it is really informative.
    I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate for those who continue this in future.
    Many other people will be benefited out of your writing.
    Cheers!

    Here is my webpage Maxtane Male Enhancement

  56. Reading sports betting odds can seem complicated at very first glance.

  57. You are a very smart individual!

    Visit my web-site; Circle Labs CBD

  58. Thank you for your website post. Thomas and I are already saving to get a new publication on this subject matter and your post has made us to save all of our money.
    Your ideas really answered all our questions.
    In fact, more than what we had recognized prior to when we came across your amazing blog.
    We no longer have doubts including a troubled mind because you have really attended
    to the needs in this article. Thanks

    Also visit my web blog … Atomic Shred Testo Booster Reviews

  59. Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was looking for!

    my blog; NuGen Keto

  60. Regards for all your efforts that you have put in this.
    Very interesting information.

    my homepage; NuGen Keto

  61. Thank you so much pertaining to giving everyone an update on this issue on your web page.
    Please be aware that if a new post becomes
    available or if perhaps any improvements occur to the current
    article, I would be considering reading more and finding out how to make good use of those
    tactics you write about. Thanks for your efforts and consideration of others by making your blog
    available.

    Here is my blog post Natures Tonics Testosterone Booster

  62. Hello.This article was really fascinating,
    particularly because I was looking for thoughts on this
    topic last Wednesday.

    my site; Fit Pod Pro Reviews

  63. Aw, this was a really good post. Spending some time and actual effort to make a good article?
    but what can I say? I procrastinate a lot and don’t seem to get anything done.

    Check out my site :: Eternal Skin Cream Reviews

  64. Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Spending some time and actual effort
    to make a great article? but what can I say? I put things off a whole lot
    and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

    Here is my blog post – IconaGlow Cream

  65. hey there and thank you for your info – I have definitely picked up anything new from right
    here. I did however expertise some technical points using this website, as I experienced to reload the web site a lot
    of times previous to I could get it to load correctly.
    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining,
    but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage
    your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and could look out for a lot more
    of your respective exciting content. Ensure that you update this again very soon..

    Also visit my blog post :: Circle Labs CBD Cream

  66. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled
    blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward
    to seeking more of your great post. Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

    Look at my webpage: IconaGlow Review

  67. There is visibly a lot to know about this.
    I suppose you made some nice points in features also.

    Check out my web page :: Circle Labs CBD

  68. Just wish to say your article is as amazing. The clarity to your post is just excellent and i can assume you’re knowledgeable on this subject.
    Well along with your permission let me to snatch your RSS feed to stay updated with forthcoming post.

    Thanks 1,000,000 and please continue the enjoyable work.

    My page – Nu Slim Keto Review

  69. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  70. Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts
    and I am waiting for your further post thanks once again.

  71. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thanks once again.

  72. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to tears at work
    so I decided to check out your website on my iphone
    during lunch break. I enjoy the knowledge you present
    here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked
    at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just
    3G .. Anyways, superb blog!

    my homepage – Fasty Slim Review

  73. Superb, what a blog it is! This blog gives useful information to us, keep it up.

  74. Thank you for any other wonderful article. Where else could anyone get that
    type of info in such an ideal method of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such info.

    Also visit my webpage Ketomentin

  75. Sweet web site, super design and style, very clean and apply friendly.

    Feel free to visit my homepage: Natures Tonics Testosterone Booster Review

  76. Great delivery. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the good spirit.

  77. It’s in fact very complex in this active life to listen news on Television,
    therefore I just use the web for that purpose, and take the most recent information.

  78. You really make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I to find this topic to be really something that I feel I
    might never understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely
    extensive for me. I am having a look forward in your
    subsequent post, I’ll attempt to get the grasp of it!

  79. I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for.

    Would you offer guest writers to write content in your case?

    I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a
    few of the subjects you write in relation to here.
    Again, awesome web log!

  80. There is certainly a great deal to learn about this issue.
    I like all the points you’ve made.

  81. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is great,
    as well as the content!

    Feel free to visit my homepage … Green Estates CBD Oil Price

  82. We would like to thank you once again for the lovely ideas you offered Janet when preparing her
    own post-graduate research and, most importantly, regarding providing all of
    the ideas in one blog post. If we had been aware of your web page a year ago,
    i’d have been rescued from the needless measures we were participating in. Thanks to
    you.

    Take a look at my blog … Fast Flow Male Enhancement

  83. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading
    through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  84. Heya i’m for the primary time here. I found this
    board and I find It truly helpful & it helped me out a lot.
    I am hoping to provide something again and help others such as you
    helped me.

  85. Howdy! I realize this is sort of off-topic but I needed to ask.
    Does operating a well-established website like yours take a large amount of work?
    I am completely new to running a blog however I do
    write in my diary everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal
    experience and views online. Please let me know if
    you have any kind of ideas or tips for brand new aspiring
    blog owners. Appreciate it!

  86. Usually I don’t read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do it!
    Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite nice article.

  87. Attractive component to content. I simply stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to say that I acquire actually enjoyed account your weblog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feeds or even I fulfillment you
    get right of entry to consistently rapidly.

    Also visit my blog – Keto Complex

  88. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after
    browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and
    checking back often!

    Here is my web-site :: KetoGenix Review

  89. I’ve been surfing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made
    good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  90. Wow, that’s what I was searching for, what a information!
    present here at this blog, thanks admin of
    this web site.

    Look at my blog post – Circle Labs CBD Cream

  91. Keep working ,impressive job!

    Here is my web site: Bloom Green CBD Oil Cost

  92. Your bet should really remain the exact same until the tenth productive outcome in the streak.

  93. Always read up on your local laws concerning on line betting.

  94. Nice replies in return of this query with genuine arguments and explaining the whole thing about that.

  95. Thank you for any other informative blog. The place
    else may I am getting that type of info written in such a perfect
    approach? I’ve a challenge that I am just now operating on, and I have been on the glance out
    for such information.

  96. Winning and losing bets typically comes down to a matter of a single point.

Trackbacks

  1. Holmes and Watson and the Case of the Missing $42K – Lobbyists for Citizens

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: