Committing a fifth degree felony gets a nice little hearing- committing a fourth degree misdemeanor (my mask case) gets you hauled off to jail.
It’s time that Jon Husted be forced to resign his seat in Columbus, and be barred from running for political office for life. Instead- we get a gutless “investigation” by the b-partisan Montgomery County Board of Elections
Ohio Representative Jon Husted (R-37th Ohio House District and Speaker of the House) is under investigation by the Montgomery County Board of Elections for violating Ohio’s Residency Laws.
By law, Husted cannot run for the Legislature if he does not live in his district.
A legislator may be forced to forfeit his seat if he is not a legal resident of the district he represents.
Former Speaker of the Ohio House Jon Husted testified before the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Jan 7th, 2009, to answer allegations that he does not live in Kettering, where he is registered to vote.
This is a formal request to investigate the eligibility of Jon A. Husted to vote and run for office in Montgomery County.
“We have independently verified the following facts:
1. Jon Husted is a candidate for the State Senate in the 6th District and is registered to vote at 148 Sherbrooke Dr, Kettering, Ohio 45429.
2. His spouse owns a house located at 2305 Haverford Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Property records attached from Franklin County Auditor Joseph R. Testa indicate that this is the couples permanent place of residence as they take the 2.5% homestead tax reduction.
3. The Ohio Revised Code requires that the 2.5% homestead reduction requires you to own and occupy your home as your principal place of residence. A homeowner and spouse are entitled to this homestead tax reduction on only one home in Ohio.
You absolutely have to watch this video by Progress Ohio to see how smug Husted is in his defense of himself.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O22V0Etbbm0[/youtube]
It’s bad enough we have people stupid enough to keep voting him in, but it’s even worse when he’s been clearly breaking the rules for years and everyone keeps looking the other way.
And, where the hell has the Dayton Daily News been on this until now? I guess they are too afraid of losing a subscriber (he had 6 weeks worth of newspapers piled on his front step) to report on this issue.