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Monday, November 13

Process for Replacing State Sens. Dann & Wilson

Ah, so that's how they do it. The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus has sent out a press release explaining the procedure for replacing State Sen. Marc Dann (D-Liberty Township) of the 30th District, who was elected Attorney General of Ohio, and State Sen. Charlie Wilson (D-St. Clairsville) of the 32nd District, who was elected to Congress to replace governor-elect Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) in the 6th Congressional District:
1) Each Democratic county party chair in each district will submit three recommendations by Monday, November 20th.

2) Candidates will be interviewed the week of November 27th.

3) Democratic Senate members of the 127th General Assembly will vote that same week to determine the replacements.
Note that the 127th General Assembly is the new one, not the current one. So, the vote will not include Dann, Wilson, or other departing senators like C.J. Prentiss, Eric Fingerhut or Bob Hagan, but will include newly-elected Sue Morano, Shirley Smith, Lance Mason, and John Boccieri.

ADDENDUM: Just for the record, the Democratic state representatives that serve in the 30th Senate District are John Domenick (D-Smithfield) in the 95th House District and Allan Sayre (D-Dover) in the 96th House District, and those in the 32nd Senate District are Sandra Stabile Harwood (D-Niles) in the 65th House District and George Distel (D-Conneaut) in the 99th House District. Distel will be term-limited in 2008 (h/t WLST).

I'm just saying.

5 Comments:

At 4:22 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Hey Jeff, now, which counties are in Dann and Wilson's state senate districts? They would be the ones to whom a prospective candidate would have to make themselves known, yes? Is it just Warren? I know I could look, but I bet you actually have it in your RAM. :)

So - if there are multiple counties, and therefore multiple county chairs, does each chair get three? So the number of recommendations, theoretically, if they are all of different individuals, could be some multiple of three, yes? Or no?

Thank you!!!

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger redhorse said...

nice work Jeff.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Yellow Dog Sammy said...

Dann's district (32nd) has two counties, Ashtabula and Trumbull. Wilson's (30th) has five: Columbiana, Jefferson, Belmont, Harrison and Tuscarawas. So, that makes six recommendations in the former district, fifteen in the latter.

Of course, county chairs could easily recommend people who appear on each others' lists, reducing the overall number. They could also work together behind the scenes on their lists (horse trading, I suppose you'd call it).

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Thanks, Jeff - just wasn't sure if I was reading it too literally. Fascinating.

 
At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff,
Might want to add some insight into the one-year residency requirement, as it may specifically apply to the nominees for these positions. I just read in the PD(Nov.14), that Cafaro moved to Lorain for her expensive but unsuccessful run for Congress. In the article, it quotes her as saying she does have a place in Trumbull. So, in the case of multiple residences is residency
based on where you vote?

 

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