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Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:08 PM

3 leaving office after infighting in Democratic Party

Next week will see the results of a battle between factions of the Franklin County Democratic Party that included a failed takeover attempt and revenge exacted on three incumbent Democratic officeholders who opposed Andrew J. Ginther’s bid for Columbus mayor.

“I don’t recall an instance where the party didn’t endorse an incumbent, let alone three,” said outgoing Recorder Terry “T.J.” Brown, who, along with Sheriff Zach Scott and Commissioner Paula Brooks, lost his March Democratic primary and, at the end of 2016, his job.

The fight within the fight featured the sheriff vs. Commissioner John O’Grady, son of a former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. And it got personal. Very personal.

“John O’Grady picked a fight with me because he’s a bully,” Scott said. “He’s just a back-stabber.”

Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/12/31/infighting-changed-offices.html

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