Summit County GOP sues Frank LaRose for ‘political retaliation’
The Summit County GOP accuses Secretary of State Frank LaRose of spinning “inaccurate and incomplete” information to “demand political retaliation” in opposition to his native chief.
In a single Letter of March 3, The Rose rejected the reappointment of Bryan Williams, who’s vice chairman of the state central committee and chairman of the GOP County Summit, for an additional 4 years on the Summit County Election Board. LaRose gave the celebration county govt committee till Friday of final week to present it one other identify for the vacant seat.
Native celebration leaders met on Wednesday and vote 66-1 to pursue LaRose as a substitute.
The lawsuit, filed Friday, asks the Ohio Supreme Court docket to coerce LaRose into accepting Williams’ nomination by the native celebration. The Ohio Supreme Court docket dominated on Monday to course of the case on an expedited foundation.
The preliminary submitting features a 28-page argument by Roetzel & Andress legal professional Steve Funk, who represents the native celebration, and 46 pages of supporting paperwork, plus an 18-page affidavit from Williams.