Hamilton County will be getting a new sheriff.
Charmaine McGuffey defeated Jim Neil in the democratic primary, garnering nearly 70% of the votes unofficially.
McGuffey will face Republican Bruce Hoffbauer in the general election in November.
Neil ruffled feathers in the democratic party in 2016 when he showed up in uniform at a Donald Trump rally. The relationship between Neil and party leadership has been rocky since.
Neil and McGuffey have known each other for decades as they went to the same high school and both attended the University of Cincinnati. Neil named McGuffey the first female major in the history of the sheriff's office and demoted her in 2017 after he said an internal investigation found she created a hostile work environment.
McGuffey is suing Neil and the county claiming Neil demoted her from her position as major of the Hamilton County Jail and Court Services because she is a woman and a lesbian.
You can find all the election results here.
At The Time Charmaine sued (2017) but elections were coming (2020) and besides any lawsuit the amazing thing is she creamed that anti gay that man. Three days ago there were a lot of celebrations on Hamilton County. The amazing part is that Neil knew Charmaine since they went to school together. Maybe he was hurt that another girl could get her and he could not. The point Im making is he knew her as a person and her qualifications but made his decission on a low down bias against what she was not the person she is and her accomplishments. This is clearly the way things were not just in a county in Cincinatti but in every state. But the LGBQ community decided to make that an ugly sin and decided to elinate it, fight it and where there is someone getting fire or demoted for being LGBT there would be a court coming behind to interpret the law and fairnesss. This also teaches that this kind of humuiliating bias against LGBT it is stil alive just like Coronavirus is. But we fight it.