2/12/16 – 12:11 A.M.
Update – 5:06 P.M.
The gloves have officially come off in the Hancock County Commissioners race. In his closing statements during Wednesday night’s candidate forum, challenger John Harrington accused incumbent Brian Robertson of using false premises in listing a woman by the name of Felicia Biggs as a 51 percent owner of Manufacturing Business Development Solutions. Harrington asked if it was a ruse to gain contracts and tax breaks.
Since then the candidates have taken their case to social media. Robertson responded in an email to supporters; calling the accusations “falsehoods and political posturing.” He then questioned Harrington’s record as a Realtor. According to the email, Harrington lists himself as a realtor although his name was not listed on a roster of licensed Realtors in Hancock County.
Robertson also questioned Harrington’s commitment to those he represents on Findlay City Council, after Harrington called a recent committee meeting a “waste of time.”
The Robertson campaign reached out to WFIN Friday afternoon and provided details about Felicia Biggs. A statement from the campaign said, “I indicated to (Courier reporter) Denise Grant that she (Biggs) was a former partner. The email goes on to say that Harrington posted another post on his Facebook page that confirms Robertson’s business has not moved out of Findlay.
The website for MBDS lists locations in Findlay and Upper Sandusky.
Robertson’s campaign promised to respond further later today.Read More →