BOE member Jon Stainbrrok apparently enticed one of his fellow Republicans to file yet a 3rd attempt to cancel the residency of fellow Republican board member Anthony DeGidio. Stainbrook apparently makes enemies of anyone who doesn't agree with him and Degidio has made clear his intentions to stop Stainbrook's abuses at the BOE including support of incompetents and abuse of employees by Stainbrook. DeGidio has indicated his desire to vote to remove Gallagher from the BOE as recommended by the SOS John Husted. It has been alleged Gallagher has even gone so far as to assault an employee and that matter is claimed to be under investigation.
First Stainbrook presumably convinced failed political wannabe John Marshall to file 2 separate complaints against DeGidio both of which failed. Then on September 9, 2013 Alfonso Narvaez filed another residency challenge which the BOE has refused to acknowledge. Apparently Stainbrook did not tell his associate that these cannot be filed within 20 days of an election so it cannot be ruled on by the BOE.
Meghan Gallagher, BOE director, attempted to help Narvaez and claimed that provision of the law only referred to elections that affect the precinct the challenged individual resides in. Her imaginary interpretation of the law was corrected by Board attorney Kevin Pituch who clarified that the law has no such restriction and the challenge can not be heard by the board. Nonetheless it was surprising that Gallagher would have been researching this little used law to the extent of forming an opinion about where it applies unless she of course was involved in assisting Narvaez with his complaint. It was nice she finally opened the door to her office in any event as employees at the BOE claim she stays in her office with the door closed most of the time she is there.
Meanwhile the Toledo Blade apparently still uses its ink to protect Stainbrook by highlighting these challenges against DeGidio and by minimizing its coverage of when he consistently prevails. This support of Stainbrook can't help but to assist in the destruction of the Lucas County Republican Party (LCRP) from within. After all it is rumored the local party under his "leadership" is almost broke financially. Under Stainbrook's guidance it lacks significant supporters or donors, it's unable to field candidates or raise money for them, and a great many people who know Stainbrook dislike him thus hurting candidates from the start. It's easy to see why the the LCRP is in shambles when it's chairman spends all his time annoying people at the BOE instead of running the party. But despite this situation, Stainbrook will no doubt move on to seek the termination of other BOE employees or otherwise waste more time of the BOE.