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Lucas County Board of Elections members, director plead case to state

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Three members of the Lucas County Board of Elections, along with the board's Director were given a chance to defend themselves Thursday after a state committee recommended they resign.

A transparency committee sent to Toledo by Ohio Secretary of State John Husted recommended Director Gina Kaczala, Deputy Director Daniel DeAngelis, and board members Ron Rothenbuhler, Anthony DeGidio and Jon Stainbrook resign their positions. Only DeAngelis took that advice, resigning a day before Thursday's hearings.

Each of the board members and the director were given 15 minutes to state his or her case on Thursday. The transparency committee is then given about 45 minutes to respond. The board members and director are then given a brief period of time for rebuttal.

Several members of the board, along with members of the transparency committee on Thursday said that the common denominator with all of the problems the board has had is board member Jon Stainbrook.

"The bottom line is something has got to be done here in Lucas County, for the voters. So they can have confidence in this election process again. And I think in the end, that will be the outcome of the transparency committee," Stainbrook said Thursday.

Stainbrook went on to say that if his future is not with the Lucas County Board of Elections, then so be it.  

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