Dole petitions to be certified
UPDATE: Chris Dole's petitions have been certified. He's officially a candidate. He turned in over 4700 signatures. The minimum is 2875 valid signatures.
Here's what Dole says about it.
And here's what his opponent, Greg Hartmann says.
Crosby Township Trustee Chris Dole's candidacy for Hamilton County Commissioner is about to become official.
The Hamilton County Board of Elections is expected Tuesday to certify Dole's petitions. He will be running as an independent against Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Greg Hartmann for the seat being vacated by Commissioner Pat DeWine. DeWine is leaving the office because he is running for common pleas court judge. A much-criticized deal between the county's Democratic and Republican parties resulted in no Democratic candidate being on the ballot to challenge Hartmann. That's why Dole stepped in.
Says Dole: "The petition campaign has been both challenging and rewarding. Rewarding, because of the thousands of Hamilton County residents across all party lines spontaneously signed on, of which seventy five circulated petitions. They were eager to sign because they wanted to join in the cause of giving voters a choice. As Thomas Paine said, “The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected.”
The others to be certified Tuesday:
- David Krikorian of Madeira, filed for a Second Congressional District seat. He turned in over 3400 signatures. The minimum was 2875 valid. Here's what he said about it.
- James Condit Jr. was certified as an official write in candidate for the Second Congressional District.