County Clerk Linda Robbins says after conferring with legal counsel, Hogan is not eligible to challenge Knott’s candidacy on the ballot for Precinct Committeeman, because he does not live in Knott’s precinct.
The Chairman of the Monroe County Republicans Steve Hogan Thursday challenged the candidacy of Greg Knott for the positions of Precinct Committeeman and State Party Representative.
Hogan, speaking in front of the Monroe County Election Board, says the fact that Knott voted in the 2011 Democratic primary election voids him from holding Republican office this term.
Knott countered with evidence that he has been actively campaigning for Republican candidates for the 2012 election, including Republican Richard Murdoch in Indiana, and Rand Paul in Kentucky.
The Election Board ruled 3-0 that Knott is not eligible to be on the ballot for Party Representative, but has delayed the vote of whether he is eligible to be a Committeeman until Friday.
County Clerk Linda Robbins says she wants to speak with someone in state government in order to determine if Hogan is legally allowed to challenge Knott for the Committeeman spot on the ballot, as Hogan does not live in Knott’s Precinct.
Since Knott’s run for Party Representative is an at-large seat, the election board decided that Hogan was eligible to challenge.