Ohio Supreme Court to decide on Randy Law’s eligibility

Ex-GOP chair trying to run as independent in Warren mayoral race

September 10, 2019 By DAVID SKLONICK
Tribune Chronicle

Frost Brown Todd Member Frank Reed, who represents Randy Law, a potential mayoral candidate for the City of Warren, OH, is quoted in a recent Tribune Chronicle article regarding the Trumbull County Board of Elections’ decision to remove Law as a candidate. The board argued that Law, when filing as an independent, failed to make a good-faith effort to disassociate himself from the Republican Party.

Reed, to the contrary, maintains that Law took “multiple affirmative steps to disaffiliate from the Republican Party … [which ] are consistent with the court’s prior cases.” Although Law was elected as a Republican to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2005, Reed notes that Law’s mayoral campaign has not received any support from the Republican Party.

Arguments have been filed with the Ohio Supreme Court, which will decide whether Law’s candidacy should be reinstated. For information, read the Independent Tribune article, “Ohio Supreme Court to decide on Randy Law’s eligibility.”

Frank Reed is a member in Frost Brown Todd's Columbus office, practicing in the areas of government services and environmental law. His full bio is available here