COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered that a central Ohio sheriff be put back on the May primary ballot for a Democratic party committee post.
The court’s ruling Monday overturns the Franklin County elections board and a county appeals court that said Sheriff Zach Scott’s name shouldn’t be on the ballot for a state central committee post because of a question about one of the signatures on his nominating petition.
The Supreme Court justices agreed with Scott that it was “an abuse of discretion” to keep him off the ballot. Scott alleged that a political rift led to him being wrongly excluded.
Now Scott will face County Commissioner John O’Grady for the post.