So my wife and I had a ‘discussion’ tonight about our neighbor’s name. I’m convinced his name is Jeff. She’s not so sure.

Unfortunately we weren’t able to find out the answer because the Franklin County Auditor’s Property Search page no longer works.

And while I didn’t find out my neighbor’s name, I did find out something when I visited the Auditor’s site: we have a new auditor! Oh, and he’s a black Republican! (seriously!)

After a little research I learned that Joe Testa retired a few weeks ago. And because he was a Republican, the Franklin County GOP got to choose his replacement: Clarence E. Mingo II.

I’m initially inclined to make fun of Clarence for a number of reasons: 1. He’s a black Republican 2. He has a hilariously Republican mustache and 3. He’s a black Republican???

But I’m left wondering many, many more things, like why didn’t we have a special election for this office and will Mr. Mingo II be running for auditor when we do have an election and when will that election be.

But mainly I’m left wondering: why the fuck doesn’t the property search page work?

Mr. Mingo II?

note: here’s what I see when I try to research my neighbors’ house…