Questions surround Frenchko candidacy
As a Trumbull County resident for years, I became interested in local politics.
Because of all of the recent publicity concerning Trumbull County commissioner candidate Niki Frenchko, I decided to do some research on my own regarding her background pertaining to her many controversies.
I was amazed by what I discovered. Niki maintains two residences, one in Warren for her business, and one in Mentor so she can send her daughter to Mentor schools. How could she qualify for voting in Trumbull County when she has claimed to the Mentor school district that she resides in Mentor with her boyfriend?
I also checked, and Mentor is a non-open enrollment school district that requires primary residency. On Sept. 8, the Trumbull County Board of Elections validated her elector status for Trumbull County voting purposes. The board did, however, point out that any problem with Niki Frenchko’s residency would be with Mentor School District. Niki stated in the hearing that she splits her time between her two residences.
On Sept. 17, it was reported that Thomas Cool and Atty. Rick Brunner filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court challenging the decision by the Trumbull County Board of Elections.