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Re: “Democrat Rodney Glassman: Million-Dollar Man

Some of Rodney's history here:


Several years ago his parents purchased the ice rink in Tucson. His parents
are successful in agriculture and somehow delved into ice rinks in California.

I believe he was in college at the U.A. when I first started playing hockey at his rink.
Pretty much every hockey player in the place disliked they guy because he would do such brash and unreasonable things with no remorse. I didn't even know who he was until I worked for him. All the things his customers said were becoming very evident. He was loosing customers due to his own bad decisions, and raise the rates saying "I don't care, I will just charge our existing customers more and make it up." This makes it obvious that he is taking advantage of people. In another situation, he was in a meeting with the owner of Breakers Water Park (who was a goaltender / customer) and he said "we've can do whatever we want because we are the only recreational activity in Tucson." This spills out more of the same. Rodney reeks of greed.

He went to law school at the time but failed the bar exam. I believe he got his MBA afterward (this part may be wrong, but I admit it at least).

He played for the UA Ice Cats when he allowed Leo (Cat coach) a break on his rink as long as he could play. Rodney was what we hockey players refer to as a "pylon" which are used in practice to skate around. Pylons stand there and do nothing. He had trouble even skating.

Pretty much during the times above someone that was pretty close to him was Ted Benner, the owner of Tucson Hockey and Skate. Rodney would visit and pester Ted to sell his business to him because his own inhouse shop(s) failed continually. After a couple years he threatened Ted Benner with somehow getting the lease on his shop property revoked. Ted, as patient as he was finally stated that Glassman was a "scumbag" and and "idiot."



When he went to work for Grajavla, he had political aims there, but Ted told me that Grajalva really didn't want Glassman around.


So yes he went to law school, he had an Ice Rink, he worked for Grajalva, he is on the Tucson City Council, but what good has he done? He failed miserably in the business his parents gave him after chasing away the bulk of customers (bankruptcy and an estimated loss on the business of four million). Grajalva didn't really like him. What good has he done with Tucson in the short time he has been in politics? Rio Nuevo? What is he going to do in the Senate. This guy as bad news.

If any of the above numbers or facts are KNOWINGLY incorrect I appreciate corrections, however, none of the above has been fabricated.

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Posted by STANSMITH on 07/07/2010 at 4:45 PM

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