FREMONT¬†– Sandusky County Board of Elections voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to dismiss the petition against Rhonda Damschroder’s write-in candidacy for the 88th District seat.
John Brewer, a Clyde resident, submitted a written objection to the candidacy late last month.
¬†Damschroder looks to serve as a placeholder for her husband, Rex, ¬†88th district state representative, ¬†in the May primary election in hopes of securing his spot in the district. Rex Damschroder officially withdrew his candidacy for re-election Feb. 12 after missing one signature on his petition. This “oversight,” as he called it in a previous interview with the Review Times, voided his candidacy and made him ineligible to enter the race as a write-in.
In Brewer’s objection, he stated the¬†Damschroder duo‚Äôs substitution strategy goes against Ohio law, specifically Ohio Revised Code 3513.041 which pertains to write-in candidates. He said the code makes no mention of allowing a placeholder.
The election board ruled Wednesday the objection had no merit.