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Jennifer Brunner vs. Jon Husted

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    Mercurius
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    Jennifer Brunner (D), current Secretary of State, issued a ruling against Jon Husted (R), a State Senator and the past Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, preventing him from voting using his Kettering address this fall.

    Husted currently is running for Secretary of State and before he ran for the Statehouse, he lived in Kettering, in a home he still maintains. Further, Husted doesn’t own property in Franklin County. Solely on this information, I see this ruling as overly partisan as Democrats have already used the issue against him.

    What makes it sickening is Husted has a son in Upper Arlington who lives mostly with his ex-wife. One reason Husted stays in Columbus is to be around his son, not politics.

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    #304224

    karenS
    Member

    It would be a lot better if all the rules and regulations governing residence would match. It seems the provision about where the family lives makes it pretty clear where his residence is technically located though. But, yeah, having multiple and conflicting rules is just stupid.

    #304225

    berdawn
    Member

    From what I read, he lives with his current wife in UA in a home that is in her name. One of the reasons given for the ruling was a lack of water consumption on the home in Kettering.

    #304226

    berdawn
    Member

    From what I read, he lives with his current wife in UA in a home that is in her name. One of the reasons given for the ruling was a lack of water consumption on the home in Kettering.

    #304227

    Mercurius
    Participant

    berdawn wrote >>
    From what I read, he lives with his current wife in UA in a home that is in her name. One of the reasons given for the ruling was a lack of water consumption on the home in Kettering.

    not lack but decrease, which seeing he was Speaker of the House…

    utility records show a decrease in electrical and water usage at Husted’s Kettering home after he was elected to the legislature in 2001

    #304228

    berdawn
    Member

    The dispatch stated “no water use for six consecutive months” earlier today.

    #304229

    Mercurius
    Participant

    berdawn wrote >>
    The dispatch stated “no water use for six consecutive months” earlier today.

    I didn’t see that. I saw “…no water consumption at the Kettering home during a period in 2008,” which is much more vague.

    #304231

    berdawn
    Member

    Mercurius wrote >>

    berdawn wrote >>
    The dispatch stated “no water use for six consecutive months” earlier today.

    I didn’t see that. I saw “…no water consumption at the Kettering home during a period in 2008,” which is much more vague.

    Just went back, too…I’m pretty sure I saw it that way this AM, tho. They do change things without noting it.

    Not sure I agree that it’s totally partisan, but with the vagueness in the current water statement, I’ll go with party-line as a factor if not the deciding one. I think however she decided she would get slammed.

    #304232

    misskitty
    Participant

    I am ignorant on this topic. So I will ask why does it matter where he is at? Is anything drastic going to take place? Will a system fall apart?

    #304233

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    as Speaker of the House, he needed to spent much more time than his Representative counterparts in Columbus. Plain and simple. this is a partisan issue.

    #304234

    karenS
    Member

    So, here’s a question: if he considers himself a resident of Kettering, then why does his wife own a house in Columbus and why does his whole family live in it and not in Kettering? I can see why he might not want to rent a place here if as speaker (which he’s not anymore) he spent a good amount of time here, but for his family to all live here just makes his claim of Kettering residence seem suspect. Of all people, he should know the perception that creates and the waters that muddies.

    #304235

    Mercurius
    Participant

    karenS wrote >>
    So, here’s a question: if he considers himself a resident of Kettering, then why does his wife own a house in Columbus and why does his whole family live in it and not in Kettering? I can see why he might not want to rent a place here if as speaker (which he’s not anymore) he spent a good amount of time here, but for his family to all live here just makes his claim of Kettering residence seem suspect. Of all people, he should know the perception that creates and the waters that muddies.

    His wife lived here (and owned the house) before they met. They met in Columbus. Being a State Senator while running for Secretary of State isn’t exactly a part time job either.

    #304236

    pez
    Participant

    karenS wrote >>
    So, here’s a question: if he considers himself a resident of Kettering, then why does his wife own a house in Columbus and why does his whole family live in it and not in Kettering? I can see why he might not want to rent a place here if as speaker (which he’s not anymore) he spent a good amount of time here, but for his family to all live here just makes his claim of Kettering residence seem suspect. Of all people, he should know the perception that creates and the waters that muddies.

    She likely owns title to the house to protect their privacy and physical security as well as to shield them from some liability. My guess is that he and the family live there since he works in Columbus and wants to be close to the family rather than driving 90 minutes each way. They’ve only lived there since 2008, I don’t know where they lived before.
    All he has to do is be eligible to vote in the county where he claims residency to serve in statewide office. As long as the board of elections there declares him eligible, he’s fine. If I were him though, I’d find out where she got the information on the water bill, I doubt that it’s considered public information.

    #304237

    karenS
    Member

    Channel 10 just reported that the wife lives here because she works here. This is just comical. It walks like a duck and talks like a duck, but nobody wants to admit it’s a duck. Whatever.

    #304239

    Mercurius
    Participant

    karenS wrote >>
    Channel 10 just reported that the wife lives here because she works here. This is just comical. It walks like a duck and talks like a duck, but nobody wants to admit it’s a duck. Whatever.

    He is remarried; his new wife has always lived here. His new wife owned the house before they met.

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