By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com)
Oakland County conservative leader Matt Maddock tells WMP he may sue the Oakland County Republican Party after an ongoing dispute with Oakland GOP Chair Theresa Mungioli.
Maddock contends Mungioli and her allies have stacked the deck of the Oakland GOP's Executive Committee, appointing members in violation of state law...
"The lawsuit is concerning the Oakland GOP Executive Committee members and the Oakland bylaws, they do not follow state law," Maddock tells WMP.
"Every two years, each county has a county-only convention to elect executive committee members. State party has no direct jurisdiction over this process because there are no delegates elected to go to state party, it's county business only," Maddock said.
"County executive committees are compiled by adding an equal amount of precinct delegates to the number of Republican elected officials and nominees for COUNTY and STATE offices-Countywide officials, County Commissioners and State Representatives as well as State Senators, nobody else," Maddock continued.
"The Oakland GOP, in violation of state law, added in congressional nominees and statewide office holders like Secretary of State, university boards... This means we have between 8-16 illegal members on our executive committee that must be removed. It's a mess. (Oakland County GOP Chair Theresa) Mungioli told us to sue. They refuse to negotiate outside of court," Maddock said.
The potential lawsuit is just another chapter in a heated battle that has been going on in Oakland for the last 2 years between Maddock and Mungioli and their allies...__________________________________________________________________
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com