When Political Parties Become a Bore
Next week, the absentee ballots will be going out for the May Primaries. Every two years, members of each of the political parties get to vote in the top-tier leadership of their parties. There are 33 Districts and each District gets one man and one woman. This is Ohio rule for both the Democratic and the Republican Parties.
But do the citizen voters really have a choice? In 2010, the current leaders of the Ohio Republican Party decided to endorse themselves, and then voted to spend whatever was needed of donated party money to keep their seats. As many as five different full-color oversized postcards and a half dozen robo calls went out to protect one person. Printing and postage alone was over $50,000.
The Ohio Republican Party got a shake up last time, replacing Kevin Dewine for his poor judgment and wasting of party funds. But those same old people have gone and done it again, voting to keep their seats with other peoples' money. If you see a card for a State Central Committee, and it says Paid for by the Ohio Republican Party, vote for the other name on your absentee or election day ballot.
Cynthea Sabolich is the Ohio Republican Party District 24 challenger.
Cynthea Sabolich is a retired nurse, wife, mother, and grandmother.