The Montgomery County Board of Elections is forwarding Trotwood resident Larry Ealy's petitions to run for office to Secretary of State Jon Husted.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the investigation surrounds the possibility of fraudulent signatures; parts of 10 petitions contained suspicious signatures and many of the signatures that appear on them are made by non registered voters.
It appears that Ed FitzGerald will have an opponent in the Democratic primary for governor: Larry Ealy, a candidate many people expected wouldn't qualify for the ballot and most have never heard of. The 51-year-old Trotwood resident describes himself as a civil rights advocate who says he’s been helping people in his community deal with legal issues.
Most ballot issues and candidates have been confirmed for the May 6 primary election, and as usual, there are a lot of tax and levy questions coming up, although many are renewals, which means they won’t affect current tax rates.
Here’s the list of new or additional levy and tax issues WYSO will be covering running up to May 6, 2014, based on county board of elections' preliminary information:
Brookville Local School District (LSD) will be seeking a 5.25-mill additional levy for operating expenses.
David Pepper is officially in the race against Republican incumbent Mike DeWine for Ohio's next attorney general, and he has harsh words for his his opponent. Pepper is using a recent report by the Dayton Daily News as ammunition; it found several instances where DeWine received campaign contributions from law firms seeking state work. The Democrat says this is evidence of a "pay-to-play" system.