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Wed Jan 10, 2024, 03:13 AM Jan 2024

A Second Trans Woman's Ohio Campaign Is Challenged For Not Disclosing Dead Name

A second transgender woman’s candidacy for the Ohio House of Representatives was challenged because she didn’t disclose her birth name, or “dead name,” on her campaign petition.

Arienne Childrey is the only Democratic candidate vying for a seat in Ohio’s rural 84th House District, according to NBC News. But after Childrey filed her campaign petition last week, Mercer County Republican Party Chair Robert Hibner asked the county’s board of elections to reject it, claiming that the petition violated a state law that requires candidates to provide their birth name.

Under the 1995 law, which is rarely enforced, candidates for political office who have changed their name within the last five years are required to list their former name on both their statement of candidacy and the nominating petition, with an exemption only for those who changed their name because of marriage.

In a statement from Childrey, she said she was unaware that she would need to include her legal name on her campaign petition documents, pointing out that the provision is not included in the candidate guide issued by the Ohio seçretary of state’s office or any other paperwork or forms.


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A Second Trans Woman's Ohio Campaign Is Challenged For Not Disclosing Dead Name (Original Post) RandySF Jan 2024 OP
Thank you for the explanation .. stopdiggin Jan 2024 #1


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1. Thank you for the explanation ..
Wed Jan 10, 2024, 03:22 AM
Jan 2024

As I came here with precisely that question (now answered) in mind.

Looks like it would be incumbent on the state to update some candidate and filing materials?

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