Secretary of State on Jon Husted Suspends Member of Lucas County Board of Elections

TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted has suspended a member of the Lucas County Board of Elections. 

Husted says he suspended Republican member James Harltey after he refused a request to turn over copies of electronic communications from a meeting on March 5. 

"Your failure to respond to my letter is just the latest example of an emerging pattern of irresponsible behavior," Husted said in a letter to Hartley.

Husted also raised the nomination of Anson Bowe for board director, saying that Mr. Bowe was not qualified for the position.

Secretary Husted explained his suspension of Mr. Hartley Tuesday, speaking with WSPD's Scott Sands:

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