The position on State Central Committee meets a challenger this May primary.Retired entrepreneur Bill Delaney is challenging Lucas County Republican party chairman Jon Stainbrook for a position on the State Central Committee. "A lot of republicans want a good Republican party here in town and this will give me a chance to do two things: to get the Republican party to together because it has been little dysfunctional and to bring more people into the party," Mr. Delaney said.
Stainbrook, who in addition to his Central Committee position, and party chairmanship, sits on the Lucas County Board of Elections. In April, a Committee assembled by Ohio Secretary of State John Husted met with the members of the Board of Elections, the director, assistant director and various low-level employees. During those two meetings, Stainbrook was repeatedly identified as being the source of some of the board's problems. When speaking to WNWO on Friday, both Stainbrook and Delaney declined to talk about Board of Elections matters.However, Stainbrook pointed out the support that he enjoys among party members. "Over 240 people filed Central Committee petitions with the Lucas County Republican party in support of Meghan Gallagher and myself for chairman of the party," Mr. Stainbrook said.