Letter of Resignation Full Text

July 4, 2020

Dear President of Council & Members,

Alexander Hamilton said “Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.” The leftover Jimmy Dimora Era Democrats, Robert Stefanik, Larry Antoskiewicz, and Paul Marnecheck, and friends must maintain their kingdom at all costs. “They” control everything and we the people do not. They can keep selling this city away to the highest bidder. My friend, mentor, and predecessor the late Ward 3 Councilman Don Willey warned me as such. Don, today is the day their reign and tyranny of holding back North Royalton’s true future, must come to an end! Thank you for preparing me!

Residents, you are absolutely right there is something evil going on in our city government. When you cross them, out their evils, or worse publicly blow the whistle. You will end up on the list, just like me for blowing the whistle!

When, I walked into the Council Chambers on June 30, 2020 after a leaked audio and documents to Cleveland.com, the conduct of the President of Council denying the residents for or against me to even be heard, and none of you members of Council even pretending to discuss any alternative ways to resolve this matter fairly. I knew then, you would never give me any type of due process, my sincere apology did not matter, the public humiliation you put me through, and sadly you had already sealed my fate over the weekend. Adding insult to injury you even had the person you most likely handpicked to replace me in the Council Chambers that night too. Now that you have finished me off for good for raising alarms about issues I discovered going back to end of 2019. This is textbook political payback at its worse playing out in public. You did warn me to “Stay in My Lane”. But this is a democracy, not a dictatorship. So let’s not fool this community any longer the mission all along was to silence me. Period.

So you Mr. President Marnecheck and former Mayor Stefanik enjoyed destroying me at all costs and all the positive accomplishments I have done in my entire life thus far for the good of our community. You WON! Mayor Atoskiewicz especially WON the most in all of this regretful series of events! When one of Mayor Antoskiewicz’s supporters put an extremely racist flier in my newspaper box attacking my innocent 13 year old son. On the basis of his race because I was the most vocal opposition to the shady Parma jail deal and the Mayor’s unilateral closure of our city jail. You outraged me Mr. Mayor the most I have ever been in my 34 years of life. I fell hook line and sinker for your political trap and messed up. You broke me! Our city leadership currently is evil. Which is why we can’t even have places like a Starbucks in town!

A select few having so much power is more important than doing anything for we the people of North Royalton. Serving currently at this time in this government has become so toxic, dysfunctional, rubber stamp, a social drinking club, embarrassment, and even worse made me almost become like the evil that holds this city back and truly acts like behind the scenes. No more! That is not who I am nor ever want to be!

In the end I declare my independence from all of this evil! I choose having my soul and my loving family over all of this! If “they” will destroy my over 7 years of dedicated service to the community for sport! All of you on Council are next! Don’t be fooled! I’m not your enemy. The real enemy is those who pull your strings. However, your submissiveness as leaders makes you all just as guilty or worse.

I urge all citizens of North Royalton, Ohio to finally Wake Up, Speak Up, and work together peacefully to Clean Up the mess that is our city government! Until the residents finally do that. I hereby resign effective immediately this July 4, 2020 at 10:04am as the North Royalton Ward 3 City Councilman.

I will no longer be another excuse for your evilness and allow you to destroy my family. Especially my children! As I leave office, Ward 3 residents I am sorry to those I have let down and hope you will forgive me. Rest assured I will be back when I am stronger and spiritually ready to combat the evil that we all know is holding us up! I am excited for my new freedom in the coming months to help more residents in our entire community without any limits of a ward boundary, more time with my loving family, and working with my friend who is a pastor at a local church to be a better Christian man and the leader this entire community needs even more than ever!

/s/Dan Langshaw
Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council