Republican Candidate Leonard E. Sines is having his candidacy protested
Fayette County Republican Candidate for Sheriff Leonard E. Sines is having his candidacy protested. Jason N. Langley of Washington Court House filed a letter of intent to protest Sines' candidacy.
In the letter to the Fayette County Board of Elections dated December 20, 2011, Langley stated that Sines has not been employed as a full-time peace officer with any department in the State of Ohio since 2005. He went on to say in his letter that the Ohio Revised Code clearly states that any person running for the office of Sheriff must have had a full-time status within the past four years prior to the filing date of the candidate's petition with the Board of Elections.
Langley stated that he took the election and candidates that run for public office very seriously and that he will not stand by and allow a person to run for an office that is not qualified.
Along with his letter to the Board of Elections, Langley submitted several papers of evidence to back up his claims.
Sines is running against incumbent Sheriff Vernon P. Stanforth in the March 2012 primary election.