There's nothing like controversy to drive supporters to hide their associations.
In today's Detroit Free Press, an article appeared describing our Mayor as, once again, "controversial."
At the end of the article, an accountant, Debbie DeBacker, was quoted in support of the Mayor, saying Daniels is "doing exactly what she was elected to do. It's even what supporters hope will be a model for the state and the nation."
You could leave the article with the impression that Ms. DeBacker is simply a private citizen of Troy, happy with our Mayor and the controversy.
But not so fast. Ms. DeBacker is so much more than a private citizen in our fair city.
If you search the Oakland County election records, you'll find Ms. DeBacker's is a political operative whose fingerprints are all over our Mayor Daniels run for office.
First, you'll learn that Ms. DeBacker is a Republican Precinct Delegate, and has been since August 2010. [PDF, See page 32 of 33]. As a delegate, Ms. DeBacker campaigned against the millage to save the library.
Next, you'll learn Ms. DeBacker donated $500.00 the Troy Voter Guide, whose paperwork demonstrates that they supported Daniels, Henderson, Tietz, and Kempen in the last election. (Note that Ms. DeBacker is identified as a "housewife" and not an "accountant" for the purposes of the donation.)
The records further reveal that Ms. DeBacker is the creator and treasurer of Mothers Against Drugs in Troy, who, last year, funded a smear campaign against Neil Yashisnsky.
Finally, the records reveal that Ms. DeBacker is the Treasurer for Troy Citizens United, the political action committee behind the our Mayor and her run for office.
So the next time you see the name Ms. DeBacker in public, don't think of her as an "accountant" or "housewife." Think of her as one of the people responsible for attacking the library, working against responsible public leadership, and creating the disaster that is Mayor Janice Daniels.
UPDATE: An anonymous commenter pointed out some of Ms. DeBacker's more interesting opinions. First, Ms. DeBacker thinks your children should only read books published before 1965. Second, Ms. DeBacker thinks that the International Baccalaureate, a program designed to help students "develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world" is a Anti-American program, dedicated to undermining the "right to bear arms, limited government, natural law and most important, [and] God given inalienable rights."
Cross-posted at TroyMi.blogspot.com