FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 13, 2013
Secretary of State Husted Appoints Anthony J. Wobler and Carla S. Tooman to The Putnam County Board of Elections
COLUMBUS –Secretary of State Jon Husted today appointed Anthony J. Wobler and Carla S. Tooman as members of the Putnam County Board of Elections. Mr. Wobler and Ms. Tooman will complete the unexpired terms of Ann Dillinger and Martin Kuhlman. Ms. Dillinger and Mr. Kuhlman were recently removed from the board by Secretary Husted after being found to have violated Ohio’s open meetings laws on multiple counts by the Putnam County Court of Common Pleas.
State law requires bipartisan representation on each of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections. Each board is made up of two Republican members and two Democratic members, all of whom must be qualified electors in the counties for which they serve. The Secretary of State makes appointments to boards of elections based on the recommendations of the executive committees of the respective county political parties.
Both Mr. Wobler and Ms. Tooman were recommended by the Putnam County Democratic Party.
For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2239.