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Juanita Rich protests challenger's certification



Published: Fri, July 29, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

CAMPBELL

Juanita Rich, incumbent city-council president, is protesting the Mahoning County Board of Elections’ certification of her challenger in the November election.

George J. Levendis is challenging Rich for her seat. But in a letter to the elections board dated July 15, attorney John Juhasz formally protested Levendis’ candidacy on Rich’s behalf.

The elections board has set a formal hearing during a meeting that will begin at 6 p.m. Monday. Levendis could not be reached to comment.

In the letter to the board, Juhasz indicates two reasons why Levendis’ candidacy should be invalid.

He says that according to the city’s home-rule charter, Levendis’ petition lists the office sought as “president of council,” not the proper title of “council president.”

“While this may appear at first blush to be a distinction without a difference that would not mislead a voter or misrepresent the office sought, there is in fact an important distinction,” Juhasz’ letter reads.

The letter states that the position “president of council” was abolished in 1971, and the person in that position could only vote to break a tie.

The “council president,” it goes on, votes regularly on legislation.

The second reason, the letter says, is that Levendis’ petition fails to specify a date or a term for which he is seeking office.

Juhasz says the Ohio Revised Code requires the candidate list the term ending on a certain date. Levendis’ petition does neither, simply indicating “full term,” the letter says.


Comments

1gleekgal(48 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Listen Juanita just because you are going to lose do it with class and dignity.

Over the word "of" and a date.

George will be damn fair and good for the people of CAMPBELL !!

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2mrblue(974 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Once again-----politics in Campbell. She knows that she will lose so the bitterness comes out. Actually, she has no class.

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3gleekgal(48 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Also, if she wins this complaint it will prove once again how corrupt CAMPBELL is !!

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4Kronos(4 comments)posted 3 years ago

george levindis is a pretend businessman and a very very sad excuse for a greek. he was a former student of mine in high school and poor student to boot. please campbell look twice at this snake oil salesman.

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5sweetcheekz(8 comments)posted 3 years ago

Not everyone is the same as they were in high school. He must sell good snake oil because he seems to be pretty successful.

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6Kronos(4 comments)posted 3 years ago

This city is sad sad sad. are ther no good Greeks in this city to run???why stupid ones always. These islanders lol

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7Campbellouillis(1 comment)posted 3 years ago

WoW!!!! @Kronos....why such insults???? Would love to know what George and the rest of the "islanders" did to you to deserve all your offensive slurs?!?!? Shame on you.

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8Kronos(4 comments)posted 3 years ago

dear campbellouillis
I am in shame and heading to to Pittsburgh for forgiveness by the Bishop . As we know. as long as, I pay him off i will receive forgivenss.
oooo my xpistos anesti now i am the light

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