“The love of money is the root of all evil.” That quote has deeply resonated with me since I was very young. My own life experience showed me how greed can wreck lives and corrupt everything that it touches. Not even democracy is safe from the influence of this plague. In 2011, challenging the influence of money in politics became the center focus of my political activism in the wake of the Citizens United ruling in 2010 and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. With the help of f
Dear Republicans, I know, I know, I’m a “crazy leftist” and some would say that I should probably not be composing a message to you, but this election is too important to leave you out. Honestly, in each of my previous campaigns for office, some of my most vocal supporters happened to be Republican, and it is something that I have long worn as a badge of honor. Yet, that was when I ran for City Council or for School Board. This is a little different, because the legislature d
Dear Democrats, I wanted to reach out to you just for a moment, if will grant me a small slice of your time. As you ponder my candidacy, you are probably wondering to yourself “why should I vote for Daniel? He’s been too harsh on the Democratic Party.” Yes, as you look through my website, blog posts, and social media comments, you will see that I left the Democratic Party in 2020 out of anger. I haven’t had the nicest things to say about the party or our Democratic President.
My name is Daniel Crawford. I am the son of two hard working citizens from different sides of the political spectrum. My father – who is still living - was a Military Police Officer who later became a truck driver for over 20 years. My mother was a Nurse’s Aid who later helped create a family cleaning business with my stepfather and helped manage it until her health took a tragic turn for the worse. My first job was delivering “The Advertiser” around Newark, Ohio with my fami