Former Republican State Representative Randy Law is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to allow him to run as an independent candidate for Warren mayor and do so in a hurry.

Law filed a complaint with the court asking that it overturn a decision by the Trumbull County Board of Elections denying him a spot on the November Ballot.

The board ruled last week that as the former Trumbull County Republican Party Chairman and former GOP member of the Ohio House of Representatives, that he did not qualify as an independent.

Calling the board's decision "purely political," Law says in his complaint that he resigned his spot on the Trumbull County Central Committee in April, adding that he currently holds no other position with the Republican Party.

Since the election is 77 days away and ballots must be printed, Law is asking the justices to make an expedited decision in his case.