Tea Party head demands fiscal responsibility, dodges mortgage payments

by Ryan Smith21 Oct 2013

When he’s not talking about fiscal responsibility, the head of the Oregon Tea Party is apparently dodging his mortgage payments. What’s more, he’s been doing so for years, according to Oregon’s KATU News.

Fannie Mae has filed court papers alleging John Kuzmanich, founder and chairman of the Oregon Tea Party, hasn’t paid the mortgage on his home in three years, according to a Thursday KATU report.

Fannie Mae also hasn’t been able to locate Kuzmanich to serve him with legal papers. According to KATU, unsuccessful service attempts have been made at Kuzmanich’s Beaverton, Ore., duplex as well as properties in Cannon Beach and Portland.

KATU sent a reporter to Kuzmanich’s duplex Thursday night, but although lights were on and a dog was barking, no one answered the door.

According to KATU, Kuzmanich hasn’t been shy about appearing in public in the past. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2010, and appeared on the station’s “Your Voice, Your Vote” news program on Oct. 6.

“We're just good and decent, principled Americans that believe in the Constitution, a fiscally responsible government, individual and economic liberty and want to be free and left alone,” he said on the program.

Kuzmanich owes still hundreds of thousands of dollars on his mortgage, according to KATU.


  • by John | 10/21/2013 8:00:54 AM

    I will bet he is also on a lifetime income like s.s. or VA lifetime benefits. My observation has been that most of the "Tea Party Folks" love to rail about "responsibility" but most appear to have lifetime incomes and feel insulated from the economic chaos they seek.

  • by Tim K | 10/21/2013 10:00:57 AM

    Really? Unless you are planning on outing all the shysters in congress who cares?

  • by Griff | 10/21/2013 10:18:50 AM

    I don't know this individual, but experience tells me this is typical of the tea party individuals. I know many who claim to be tea party thinkers, who want the gov't to cut social security, just not theirs. Cut food stamps because they don't use them. Cut the handouts, yet they line up for the checks for NOT raising crops when they have never raised a crop and grant money for schooling when they can easily afford it. If the gov't is giving it and they can get it then is is all good. But if others are getting it, particularly those in a lower income brackets, then the gov't is spending too much.


Should CFPB have more supervision over credit agencies?