The Weilbacher for Judge Committee received a letter from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last week informing the campaign that the gun raffle they have been using to fundraise for the Auglaize County Municipal Court Judge candidate David Weilbacher is illegal. The letter calls for the committee to cease all raffles immediately.
“We researched it, saw that other campaigns had done it in the past, so we went ahead with it.”
“After reading the guidelines we really thought we were OK. It was just an error in understanding,”
The following was on Weilbacher’s web site, but is no longer on the site-
The raffle immediatly stopped the campaign after receiving the Attorney General’s letter.
Yesterday on the Weilbacher for Judge Committee Facebook page, a portion of a new issue the candidate says that he is now facing.
It is falsely circulating that the Ohio Supreme Court previously disbarred me from the practice of law. I assure you nothing could be further from the truth. Accompanying this post is a screenshot from the Ohio Supreme Court’s webpage. As you can see, I have had no disciplinary history, administrative sanctions or suspensions. You do not have to take my word for it.