A Republican state lawmaker has filed an elections complaint against Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, her gubernatorial campaign and her husband, alleging the mishandling of a 3 million loan.
Representative Mike Duffey's complaint filed with the Ohio Elections Commission questions a loan repayment check from Taylor's campaign to Taylor's husband, Donzell, an Akron-area builder and developer. Taylor initially reported making the loan herself, as required by law. Duffey alleges if Taylor's husband is the source of the loan, the money represents an illegal campaign contribution. He says that also would mean her earlier campaign statements were false. Taylor's campaign spokesperson says the loan and repayment were legal. He calls the complaint an attempt by a supporter of rival Republican Mike DeWine to distract from DeWine's record.