Transgender candidate for state office challenged over birth name

The candidacy of a transgender woman running for state office in Ohio is being challenged after the biological male failed to disclose the name the candidate was given at birth.

Arienne Childrey, a 41-year-old biological male identifying as female, is a native of St. Marys and the sole Democrat hopeful seeking to represent Ohio’s 84th House District, according to a report.

However, Childrey’s run for office became mired after Mercer County Republican Party Chair Robert Hibner called on the Mercer County Board of Elections to deny Childrey’s campaign petition, citing a name violation.

Hibner accused Childrey of violating an Ohio statute that requires all individuals seeking political office to list all names if they legally changed their name within five years, according to the report.

Enacted in 1995,
Read more…

Please follow and like us: