PIQUA – Apparently, this guy was the Piqua Mayor for 3 months? His name is Thomas Fogt, and he just resigned this week due to “time constraints” with the new job. We’re not really sure how to interpret that, but can relate because our jobs also take at least 40 hours away from our weeks – and we hate that too.
When sworn into the office, Fogt stated that “community engagement is going to be a big focus for me, engaging with the citizens grasping their ideas on where they would like the city to go.” We all know Piqua is a big place with a lot of big ideas, and that can be really tough to manage, especially with the long to-do list of solving the weird smell, helping out the underground sewer community, and promoting the safety of Piqua’s drinking water.
We discovered Fogt in a desperate search for local news tips, since our content pipeline has been pretty dry these past few weeks. So we resorted to the infamous Miami Valley Today, who reported on Fogt’s resignation, but failed to cash in on the story that Fogt was sworn in just 3 months ago. Was nobody else curious? Is the Miami Valley Today covering something up? What the hell happened here?
To be clear, we are just making assumptions. I like to think that he needed more time to help solve the homeless crisis in Dayton, or that his fundraising for the Bail Project was lacking due to his nonstop engagement with the Piqua community.
It’s also just as likely that he missed having time to throw back beers with his bros or smoke weed with his cousin Matt. Again, just making assumptions, but he does have tattoos which pretty much means you’re either a stoner or a felon.
Either way, this dude is no longer the mayor. Is this the shortest tenure we’ve seen in Miami County? We should probably know, but we don’t. And clearly nobody cares, or everyone would be talking about how this guy was the Piqua Mayor for 3 months.
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