Greenville attorney Dan Goggin announced that he will run as an independent candidate in the state’s attorney’s race in Fayette County this fall.
Goggin announced early Tuesday morning that he would run as an independent instead of challenging a ruling made by a county electoral board.
That electoral board made up of County Clerk & Recorder Terri D. Braun, Circuit Clerk Marsha Wodtka and County Treasurer Rose Hoover ruled last Tuesday that the Googin should not be allowed a ballot spot because of an error in the nomination paperwork filed on his behalf by the Fayette County Republican Central Committee.
In a short press release issued Tuesday morning, Goggin alleged that the decision by the ‘Democrat controlled electoral board’ was ‘disenfranchising the voters of Fayette County’ by not allowing him to appear on the ballot as a Republican candidate.
Goggin’s placement on the ballot as a Republican candidate was challenged by the current state’s attorney, Democrat Stephen Friedel. Friedel is seeking a third term in office.