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Governor, Statewide Democrats Call on Attorney General Dann to Resign
Columbus, Ohio – Governor Ted Strickland, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Lt. Governor Lee Fisher, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, Treasurer Richard Cordray, House Minority Leader Joyce Beatty, Senate Minority Leader Ray Miller and Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern called for Attorney General Marc Dann’s resignation last night.
The text of a letter sent to Attorney General Marc Dann last night, Sunday, May 4, 2008, follows:
Sunday May 4, 2008
Attorney General Marc Dann
State of Ohio
Rhodes State Office Tower 30 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Dear Attorney General Dann,
We write to you tonight to ask that you resign your position as Attorney General of the State of Ohio. We believe that your actions have irreparably harmed your ability to effectively serve the people of our great state.
The work of the Office of the Attorney General matters more, and is far more important, than any one person. In many, many cases it is all that stands between the people and the powerful. Sadly, we no longer have even the most remote hope that you can continue to effectively serve as Attorney General and that is why we are asking for your resignation.
We also want to make you aware that if you do not choose to resign, Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives will immediately introduce a resolution seeking your impeachment.
We sincerely hope that this action will not be necessary and that you will act in the best interest of the people of Ohio by tendering your resignation Monday morning.
Ted Strickland, Governor
Lee Fisher, Lt. Governor
Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator
Jennifer Brunner Secretary of State
Richard Cordray, Treasurer
Ray Miller, Minority Leader
Joyce Beatty, House Minority Leader
Chris Redfern, Chairman, Ohio Democratic Party
See also The Columbus Dispatch.