Kevin Haddad, one of three candidates running in the 47th House District for the GOP nomination March 15, is being accused of illegal politics based on his sign.
Denis Katell of Waterville complained in a letter today to the Ohio Elections Commission about the sign.
Said Katell to the elections commission:
"I am appalled that dirty politics prevails and unscrupulous candidates attempt premeditated fraud against the electorate.
"I am asking the Commission to thoroughly investigate this complaint and prosecute Kevin Haddad to the fullest extent of your authority."
Haddad says it's not true - despite what the picture shows.
"It says 'elect.' Those are my old signs. I put stickers over the 're'. Somebody must have peeled it off," Haddad said.
For the record, the seat is held now by Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township). She can't run again because she is in the last of the four consecutive two-year terms she is allowed.
Running along with Haddad are Derek Merrin of Monclova Township and Vicke Donovan Lyle of Sylvania.
Here's a picture of what Haddad says his signs look like: