Stan ends independent candidacy, might try write-in bid

Independent candidates for Norwalk City Council, Dwight Tkach and Stan Obrenovich, both officially withdrew their petitions to appear on the November ballot during this morning's Huron County Board of Elections meeting. Tkach had to withdraw because of a technicality that would have caused his petitions to be ruled invalid. By withdrawing, Tkach can now run as a write-in candidate. He must file to run as a write-in by Sept. 5.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

Independent candidates for Norwalk City Council, Dwight Tkach and Stan Obrenovich, both officially withdrew their petitions to appear on the November ballot during this morning's Huron County Board of Elections meeting.

Tkach had to withdraw because of a technicality that would have caused his petitions to be ruled invalid. By withdrawing, Tkach can now run as a write-in candidate. He must file to run as a write-in by Sept. 5.

Obrenovich's candidacy, on the other hand, was done in by a court ruling. Following the precedent set by that ruling, the secretary of state's office issued a directive that any independent candidate must be entirely unaffiliated with a political party. Obrenovich voted in the 2006 Democratic primary and made donations to the party.

Obrenovich spoke this morning with board members and a representative from the secretary of state's office and was told that, if the board ruled against him on his independent candidacy, he would not be permitted to run as a write-in candidate. He then withdrew his petition to run against Democrat Lynn Chapin and Republican Scott Krichbaum as an independent for the first ward council seat. By withdrawing, Obrenovich too can now run as a write-in candidate if he wishes.

"I want all my options open," he said, before adding "I think it's a sad day for the Constitution and the voters of Norwalk."

Comments

Wondering? (Ano...

I like Stan, and he's done a lot for Norwalk. But he's clearly a democrat. There's nothing wrong with that.
If he wanted to run for council, why not just do it as a democrat? That's how he ran back in the late 90's, and during his mayoral campaign of 2001.

Tim (Anonymous)

Good lord man give it up!!!!!!!!!!!

I too am a poor...

I used to be an active Democrat, but I too have been dissolutioned by the local party for quite sometime.

For anyone who knows Stan you will know that he has never truly been in line with the local Democrats. Because he has always spoke his own mind, and done things the way he thought was best the local democrats hate him.

Believe me, the local Democrats in this town are a huge bunch of conniving hippocrits who are only interested in what is in it for themselves.

JimBob (Anonymous)

I could not disagree more with your comment, poor excuse for a D, about hippocrits only interested in themselves. Who are you refering to? I believe the people in this county voted in some pretty darn good public officials (i.e. Conway, Tkach, Adelman, Ridge, Fries, Kovach and recently retired Elmlinger) that happened to be registered as Democrats.

Poor Excuse (An...

I know some of those dems personally and like them, but what the local "party" dems say behind their backs is what I am talking about. I don't mean just the average democrats, I am talking about those that go to the meetings and who are active on the committees and such, not the regular democrat who just votes D because they always have.

I even know of a particular democarat who bashed Conway behind his back to everyone while campaigning for him.

JimBob (Anonymous)

That might be , Poor Excuse, but I've never heard any of the officeholders I've already mentioned ever bashing anyone.

agent1 (Anonymous)

there you go again jimslob! just because you say that you haven't heard any, doesn't mean it hasn't happened!It just'might be'!!!!!

JimBob (Anonymous)

"..just might be" doesn't state any fact, website wannabe (also known as agent 1).