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Ohio Secretary of State will decide if Stark's sheriff can hold on
In the latest twist, Stark County Board of elections splits 2-2 over whether Maier gets to run for office
Story by M.L. SCHULTZE AND TIM RUDELL


 
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Ohio secretary of state will have to decide if Stark County’s sheriff can run to keep his office this spring. 

After six hours of hearings, the Stark County Board of Elections split 2-2 today on whether George Maier’s experience as Harrison County deputy means he’s qualified to run for sheriff – a job he’s held off and on since February.

The two Republicans on the board say no; the two Democrats say yes. And the GOP secretary of state, Jon Husted, breaks all such tie votes. 

It’s the latest twist in an unprecedented case that has gone to the Ohio Supreme Court and detoured through other courts as well as multiple Democratic party votes. 

Democrats first appointed Maier to the job last February. In November, the Ohio Supreme Court decided his experience as assistant director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety did not meet the requirements of the law and removed him. He went to Harrison County, got more experience as a deputy, and was reappointed in December. 

Each step, he’s faced a legal challenge, often led by former sheriff – and fellow Democrat -- Tim Swanson. 

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Seems only in Stark County would voters re-elect a sheriff who's abuses were on worldwide news, and then try to reject a sheriff who is doing a good job.
The irony is deafening...especially since the one doing the most objecting is the one responsible for the half dozen abuses at the jail


Posted by: John on February 23, 2014 8:02AM
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