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Mark Kvamme = MDK Racing = OH Development Department

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by baxterj787, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. baxterj787

    baxterj787 PR Addict

    Location:
    Xenia, OH
    I saw the name a few months ago but didn't make this connection. Why has no one noticed this before today? The newly appointed Econ Development Director (I am staying way far away from any politics here) is none other than Mark Kvamme, the financier behind MDK Honda Racing from a few years ago.

    Interesting tidbit from WHIO dot com here: http://www.whiotv.com/news/27507466/detail.html
     
  2. MarctheSharc

    MarctheSharc PR Founding Father

    Fascinating…….<O:p</O:p
    What a small, small world it is….<O:p</O:p
    Good luck with surgery Mark
     
  3. firedan

    firedan PR Addict

    Location:
    Amherst, Ohio
    He is in the Cleveland Plain Dealer this morning also.
     
  4. PitRacer

    PitRacer PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
  5. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    Wow, read some of the comments from the idiots........because he works for the governor and is a supporter of SB5 he gets hate comments. One idiot says "too bad he didn't break his neck"......the union (yeah, I am sure he is a union member) sure has some intellgent members in it.

    Hope he gets well soon......Pretty cool to see someone in a high govt position that is a motocross guy.
     
  6. Scotty810

    Scotty810 PR Addict

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
    Yeah it is amazing how people think. You really have to wonder how anyone can truely enjoy seeing a public official get hurt.
     
  7. baxterj787

    baxterj787 PR Addict

    Location:
    Xenia, OH
    "Pretty cool to see someone in a high govt position that is a motocross guy."

    Exactly my point. I hope he gets well soon too. Maybe we can coax him out to some more tracks when he gets well? I wonder which track he was riding?

    John, I agree with you regarding the hate-filled commentary. When people feel hurt or scared, they resort to bullying behaviors. Not exactly a good way to forge ahead. I am sure you are familiar with many such dealings.
     
  8. PitRacer

    PitRacer PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
    He was at Briarcliff. Jeremy stated he was injured in the practice forum before any of these news articles, and a couple of the articles even mention the track name.
     
  9. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    I got a text from my wife at 8:00pm that a reporter from the Dispatch had called, this was Saturday night. I thought oh great, whats this about? The first thing I thought was of Terry Barnes. Nope, they wanted a comment about MDK. I didnt call back. Then, again on Sunday i got an email after Fred's crash, you would thing they would be interested in the "other stuff", but not really, What happened to Mark? Was it the track? Was it this? Was it that? I told Ten Tv and the Columbus Dispatch the same deal, I spoke with Mark after his crash, and he indicated that he came up short on a jump, and that was it. I did not see it, and they would have to contact Mark directly for further information. I also declined an interview with 10tv. You all are probably like why are you telling us this? Because the rumor mill has been running wide open with the throttle stuck and a full tank of fuel. But the som***** is running lean so it will blow up sooner or later. Hopefully sooner.
     
  10. PitRacer

    PitRacer PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
    I sent an email to the Columbus Dispatch stating he was injured because a quad rider was going backwards on the track and the owner was also a quad rider so he condoned those sorts of things.
     
  11. MarctheSharc

    MarctheSharc PR Founding Father

    Yeah, we saw the NEWS crew rolling through the pits on Sunday... shortly after the squad came.
    The sad thing is .....If he'd won a World Championship or anything else positive, you'd have to beg them to come out and report on it.....<O:p
     
  12. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    Pit - U would.....Funny stuff there buddy.....
     
  13. crf215

    crf215 Noob

    i dont really post much on pitracer,but seeing things that relate to me somtimes makes me think.i do wish mark the best and everyone is entitled to there own opinion! but if you dont totally understand sb5 maybe people should check little deeper before they back it. not all government agencies are supported by taxes.if passed would again take away more rights of the workers and as far as the union comment ,wtf do you think all union workers are idiots?WOW john250 look a union member that does care about the well being of others !and you thought we are just here to steal your tax dollars! anyway thanks for your time . sincerely, member of carpenters local 285
     
  14. k01

    k01 PR Elite

    Please explain this to me. I really don't understand.


    The Columbus Dispatch comments section is a total waste of time.

    Good to know a rich/well known/political guy is one of us. Get well soon Mark Kvamme!
     
  15. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    Yep, Marks a brother of ours. He's a rider/racer. He sounds pretty hardcore to me, with the little bit I know about him. I dont have a dog in the SB5 fight, at least not directly. Therefore, I cannot have an opinion on it. But I do have to side with john on the "broken neck" comment below that article. Can you really say that you would wish that on someone? On the otherhand lumping one bad egg in the rest (Unions) isn't correct either, I know (quadrider). One thing that I have noticed with the advent of forums in the last ten years, is people are much more opinionated, and they voice their concerns far to freely. Its almost like they dont think before typing, because there isnt a consequence for saying whatever the heck they want. It seems like everyone, as community, has lost normal repsect for others, and that is sad. Think before typing.
     
  16. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    CRF, I am a SB5 supporter. Currently serving as a city councilman, and seeing first hand the struggles and the battles with the union contracts, I could go on for pages about the abuse I see in my city. Things have got to change in the govt work place. The tax payers can no longer support many of the provisions that have been given over the years. Locally the IAFF (which is part of the AFL-CIO) has been the worst to negociate with. They have it so good, but it is never enough. I do not think all union members are bad. My brother in law is president of his local union, and he is a govt worker. But the fact is, union contracts have got to change. It is not so much the wages that concern me, but it is the days off, pensions, insurance, etc that has gotten out of hand.

    For example, in my community of 27,000. Our IAFF fire fighters made anywhere from $60,000 to $103,000 last year. They then have 24% put in a pension from the city, and we pay $12,000 a year for their healthcare. A fireman works 108 (24 hour shifts) a year. They get 15 sick days, 10 EDO days, and most average around 16 vacation days a year. When they take all these days, they average working less than six 24 hour shifts in a month. But yet it is not enough. Most union captains in our city make more than our police and fire cheifs. And whenever anything goes to an arbritator 9 times out of 10 a municipality with lose. Just the way it is.
     
  17. mx834

    mx834 PR Member

    Location:
    cleveland
    Contracts can be negogtiated through arbitration, no need to punish everyone with SB5..
    IT IS A POORLY WRITTEN BILL...
    I am against SB5 as it is currently written!
     
  18. crf215

    crf215 Noob

    then maybe we should take a good hard look at each craft instead of having 1 barganing commitee ,the building trades doesnt work that way .nor does wastewater and water employees.also when are the congress and senate getting looked at ,ever ,their package looks pretty sweet.compared to blue collar.so yes well put mx 834 poorly written bill! to explain the tax thing alot of are water and waste water facilities are funded alot by outside contracts like landfills some waste water plants can make close to 500,000 a year just off of disposal and treatment which brings there operating cost to the tax payers down.somtimes people like the gov. should look at himself maybe he could take a cut or 2 anyway good luck to mark in his recovery
     
  19. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    Water and waste water are not funded by income or property taxes. They are enterprise funds and are solely funded on the water and sewer rates the customers pay. This money can NOT be used for anything but the operations and capital improvements in the water and sewer departments.
     
  20. k01

    k01 PR Elite

    So we can't turn the entire state into a landfill and wastewater operation to take care of that 8 billion dollar deficit?
     

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