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Ohio Supreme Court lets DeMaine Kitchen remain in race for Youngstown mayor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio  - The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a request from an independent candidate for Youngstown mayor to remove rival candidate DeMaine Kitchen from the November ballot.

Cecil Monroe had asked the state's high court for a writ of prohibition against the Mahoning County Board of Elections which granted Kitchen a place on the fall ballot.

Monroe wanted the court to compel the elections board to remove Kitchen's name, claiming that Kitchen does not qualify as an independent candidate because of his past associations with the Democratic party.

In its decision issued on Thursday, the justices wrote that there is no evidence that Kitchen has voted in a Democratic primary, held elective office as a Democrat, or held a position on the Democratic Party central committee at any time after filing his declaration of independent candidacy and nominating petition on May 6.

As a result, the court found that Monroe failed to demonstrate his entitlement to the writ of prohibition.

Candidate Kitchen faces another political challenge in his race against John McNally, who has the endorsement of the Mahoning County Democratic Party.

Lyndsey Hughes, the Director of Downtown Events and Special Projects for the City of Youngstown, has accused Kitchen of repeated sexual harassment that allegedly began in 2011 and continued as recently as June of this year.

The city has hired a private security firm to investigate the allegations.

Kitchen is on leave from his job as Mayor Chuck Sammarone's Chief of Staff as he continues his political campaign.

Kitchen has said he has no intention of dropping out of the race for mayor.

Stay connected with wfmj.com and 21 News for the latest on this developing story.

 

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