Ohio Election Commission dismisses complaint against Johnson

Columbus, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio Elections Commission has dismissed a newspaper’s claim that Congressman Bill Johnson’s campaign wrongfully used an image of its masthead in campaign advertisements.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, which filed the complaint, the commission dismissed the complaint because the section of Ohio law that deals with false campaign statements is being challenged in the courts. And because of that, it is not being enforced.

During a campaign stop in the valley on Nov. 3, Johnson told WKBN that his campaign removed the ad once it learned of the complaint.

Johnson, who represents the 6th District, won re-election against Jennifer Garrison.

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