To the Editor:
Dear Judge Gutmann, As the chairman of the Miami County Democratic Party, I invite you to join our Party. It has become apparent that you are no longer welcome in the Republican Party. You know as well as I do that what they are accusing you of has been standard operating procedures of the Bud O’Brien’s Miami County Republican Party. Now that you’re on the outs with the three wise men we will accept you with open arms.
Now that I have made my offered to the Honorable Judge Gutman. I have just one question. How can Robert Huffman Jr. represent the law firm of Lopez, Severt & Pratt? The claim is that Judge Gutmann engaged in campaigning for a county judicial candidate. Maybe she did, maybe she didn’t, not for me to judge. But I have a real issue with Mr. Huffman representing anybody in an election matter. Robert Huffman Jr. is an election official! He sits on the Miami County Board of Elections as one of two Republican members on that four-person board. How can he now do his duty as an impartial member of the board of elections? May not be illegal, but ethically it is a stretch in my opinion. Let me add that the other Republican member of the Miami County Board of Election is Mr. Lopez. Yes that’s right, folks, the same firm that is filing the complaint against Judge Guttmann. How can Mr. Lopez do his job on the board of elections impartially? Should someone call the secretary of state and ask for the removal of Mr. Huffman and Mr. Lopez from the board of elections? The same grounds that they are asking for the removal of Judge Gutmann applies to their job on the board of elections.
Now who is calling the kettle black, gentlemen?
This brings a whole new meaning to the old phrase “being in bed with each other.” This is all about a very few and I mean a very few running the show here in Miami County. Now you know who the three wise men are.
Chairman Miami County Democratic Party