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Coughlin files his paperwork with the elections board

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 24, 2013

Former state Sen. Kevin Coughlin filed his paperwork today with the Summit County elections board to run for Stow Municipal Court clerk.

Coughlin took this step a day after the elections board asked the Summit County prosecutor to look into Coughlin's failure to file a designation of treasurer form with the board for the clerk race.

The board voted last week to deny Coughlin ballot access to run as a nonpartison for clerk, a decision Coughlin has said he will appeal in the Ohio Supreme Court. Coughlin is continuing to campaign in anticipation of getting on the ballot.

Coughlin filed a designation of treasurer form with the board about 9:30 a.m., changing the office he was seeking from state senator to Stow Municipal Court clerk. His treasurer is Robert J. Kollar of Medina.

Board officials say Coughlin could still potentially have problems because he was campaigning without filing the required paperwork for a local race. Coughlin's state committee is listed as inactive on the Secretary of State's website.

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