Last updated 1:01PM ET
October 17, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Evans will remain on ballot
(WOUB) - Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has denied a protest which would have kept State Representative Clyde Evans off the primary election ballot.

The ruling was announced Tuesday.

It was needed to break a tie by the Jackson County Board of Elections.

Evans is a Republican but by mistake filed to run as an independent.

Later, he withdrew the filing and resubmitted to run as a GOP candidate....but Jaime Stevison of Jackson protested.

The denial of the protest by Brunner - a Democrat - puts Evans on the ballot as the second Republican candidate.

The other one is Daryl Petrie of Jackson, a write-in.

Shane Meldick of Oak Hill is the Democrat in the race.
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