Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has made three appointments to the Lucas County Board of Elections. Husted named Judge Peter Handwork and Mark Wagoner, Sr. to fill the Republican vacancies. Brenda Hill will fill the Democratic vacancy. Board member John Irish was also reinstated from his suspension from the board.
Lucas County Republican Party chairman Jon Stainbook has filed suit against the Secretary for rejecting the party's nominations to the board. Husted says those nominees, Kelly Bensman and Ben Roberts, were too close to the culture of dysfunction that he's trying to change at the board.