(Toledo, OH) The Lucas County board of elections is shuffling its leadership.
Deputy elections director Lavera Scott is now its director and the former Republican director is gone.
The elections board appointed a Toledo city council member, 80-year old Theresa Gabriel, as its new deputy director during a meeting Thursday.
The city council member will resign her at-large seat to take the job. Gabriel ran as an independent four years ago, but voted Republican in the presidential primary, making her a member of the GOP.
The vote was 3 to 0,, because a GOP elections board member has been suspended by Ohio's secretary of state during an investigation into possible backroom deals and meddling in cahoots with Lucas County Republican party leaders.