Steiner cleared to run for school board
by Joshua Sharpe
March 26, 2014 11:50 AM | 6915 views | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CANTON—The Cherokee Board of Elections ruled Wednesday morning that school board member Rick Steiner is legally eligible to seek his third term in office.

Acworth resident Dean Sheridan and Steiner’s attorney Joe Marion argued in a hearing before the board, which decided unanimously in Steiner’s favor.

Steiner was candid that he had owed back taxes to the state of Georgia and the Internal Revenue Service. But Steiner said the state taxes had been paid off for some time, and he had been making payments for years on the federal taxes, which he owed after a poor tax preparer erred on his returns and he was audited.

Sheridan filed a challenge March 14 with the county, alleging that Steiner’s bid was against state law, because of the back taxes.

During the hearing, Sheridan presented alleged county tax liens that the board couldn’t verify and Steiner said he had no knowledge of. The code section cited in Sheridan’s challenge was also revealed to be nonexistent.

The state Constitution allows those who owe taxes but are making payments to run for office.

Steiner said following the hearing he was anxious to continue his campaign and return to the school board to keep “helping the kids.”

Steiner is facing challenger Robert Strozier in the Republican primary May 20.

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Andy Bayler
March 27, 2014
Sensationalized non-issue, manufactured outrage, backed up by nonexistent "facts" will be a tactic we should all be aware of coming from Dean Sheridan. After all, Dean is an active member of the Cherokee County Republican Party, Grassroots Conservatives of Cherokee and Tea Party Patriots.
March 30, 2014
Sheridan is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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