Jon Heavey files lawsuit to overturn decision keeping him off May ballot

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dr. Jon Heavey, the Rocky River physician attempting to run for governor, filed a¬†lawsuit Tuesday night with the Ohio Supreme Court challenging the secretary of state’s decision to keep him off the ballot.

Heavey, a Democrat, surprised political observers by announcing his candidacy with just days before the filing Feb. 7 filing deadline. But the secretary of state’s office ruled Heavey did not have the requisite 1,000 signatures to appear on the May ballot.

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