Sunday, January 17, 2010
FORMER STARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER TO TAKE ON FORMER STARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIR CURT BRADEN ON TUESDAY FOR A REPUBLICAN BOARD OF ELECTIONS SEAT? ALSO, WHEN ASKED BY THE SCPR, WHETHER NOT REPUBLICANS ARE ASKING HER TO SEEK THE PARTY CHAIRMANSHIP, JANET CREIGHTON RESPONDED: "NO COMMENT."
The Stark County Political Report has a well placed source from within the Stark County Republicanism telling The Report that Jane Vignos is burning up the telephone lines this weekend seeking support to unseat former Stark County Republican Party chairman as one of two Republican representatives on the Stark County Board of Elections (BOE).
The source tells yours truly that Vignos is getting a very positive response from Stark GOP executive board members.
The SCPR is somewhat skeptical that Braden can be beat in his quest to retain his BOE seat. But when The Report learned that the person interested in running against him is Jane Vignos, the skepticism faded sustantially.
If the Vignos report is true and if Janet Creighton does seek and gain the chairmanship of the Stark GOP, then there will be a sea change in how the Stark County Republican Party is run.
Democrats with the Zeigler problem, a new appointed commissioner (Meeks), a new county engineer (Bennett - "conflict-in-interest" concerns) and the possible departure of incumbent commissioner Todd Bosley could be in for lots of political trouble come November, 2010 with a Vignos/Creighton managed Stark County Republican Party which will be much more invigorated with a change in leadership from current chairman Jeff Matthews.
The Report's source says that if Republicans do make a change that it is likely that Matthews will remain as deputy director of the BOE.
Matthews may remain. The SCPR believes it depends on how bitter the fight between Vignos and Bradern (if it materializes) becomes.
For job security, it might be wise for Matthews to sit this one out!