ODP Chairman Chris Redfern changes his story

Last week, we told you about how Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party and wanna-be pirate, is running for state representative in the 89th district. Problem is, the 89th consists of Erie and Ottawa Counties in northern Ohio along the lake, and Redfern lives in Bexley, over 100 miles away.

When the ODP published its list of delegates to the DNC Convention, Redfern even listed his residence as Bexley there as well. After we exposed this on their website, they removed the file to try to hide the truth.

Further, Redfern just bought a new house in the Columbus area this year, his second, and his Port Clinton house in the district is for sale.

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman laughs at Erie and Ottawa County voters – Toledo Blade Photo

Tom Jackson from the Sandusky Register picked up on our story and questioned Redfern.

A conservative blog, Third Base Politics, accused Redfern on Wednesday of living outside of the district where he’s running for office.

The posting cited Redfern’s real estate holdings in Franklin County and the delegate list, among other items.

Redfern’s Catawba Island house on North Bluff Ridge Drive is currently listed for sale at an asking price of $990,000.

He said he’ll live elsewhere in the district if the house sells.

But why did he declare Bexley as his residence on the delegate list? Redfern still doesn’t have a good answer for that. He gives the same answer my children do when I ask them why they did something they knew was wrong:

“Uhh..I don’t know

As for the delegate list, Redfern said he doesn’t know what happened, but said it might have gotten on the document as a mailing list.

First Redfern says he lives in Bexley. But under scrutiny after our story, he now says that was a mistake.

He bought a second house in Columbus, and is trying to sell his house in the 89th. But he still wants the voters of Erie and Ottawa County to believe he will live there.

Do you believe him?

Watch this video of the home. The house was for sale as early as February, just 2 months after Redfern signed documents to the state that he lived there. Does this house look lived in to you?

As a final insult, Redfern said to the Register, “I am looking at beautiful Lake Erie from the my back deck.”

As you saw in the video, Redfern’s back deck overlooks a pond. Not Lake Erie.

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Author: Nick

I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.

6 thoughts on “ODP Chairman Chris Redfern changes his story”

  1. Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!

    What 2 words both begin with “D” and are synonymous?

    Democrats & Deceive!!!

    Do any of them ever tell the truth?

    Thanks for keeping us updated and glad to see it’s been picked up by the local media!

  2. Didn’t you notice the telescope perched on the tripod peering out the window from the breakfast room? He had probably moved that outside next to his deck chair to get a better view of his private pond that empties into Lake Erie.

    Curious, what do you think he is looking for through his spyglass?

    It might be you.

  3. Have you seen his latest comments about Romney (lame attempt to distract from his own deceit):

    Romney should have donated $10million to American Red Cross instead of ‘taking advantage of a tragedy’, top Democrat says

    Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern slams presidential contender
    Says Romney should be ‘focused on what he could do on behalf of victims’
    Attack over Sandy comes after Obama cancelled all his overt electioneering

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2225766/Superstorm-Sandy-Chris-Redfern-slams-Mitt-Romney-taking-advantage-tragedy.html#ixzz2AtmVvlDm
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  4. Redfern invented “HATE SPEECH”. How can he be a Rep when he
    doesn’t know the difference between a pond and Lake Erie?
    He can be a Rep because he thinks he’s smart and we are all stupid! One more dysfunctional politican versus a statesman

  5. …seems like the Port Clinton area likes their representatives that don’t live there. Does anyone remember how many homes Senator (and later Representative) Gillmor purchased in other districts over the years?

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