Former Grafton Twp. supervisor loses GOP nod for trustee

Updated 3/3/2017 9:43 AM

Write-in candidate Matthew Cooper won a Republican nomination for Grafton Township trustee in Tuesday's primary election, beating out former supervisor Linda Moore.

Moore, who also ran as a write-in candidate, received 64 votes to Cooper's 164, according to unofficial vote totals.


Cooper's name will appear on the April 4 ballot among the three other GOP nominees for trustee: Sean Cratty, Thomas Welch and incumbent Daniel Ziller Jr. No Democratic candidates have filed to run in the consolidated election.

First elected as supervisor in 2009, Moore served for one 4-year term, which was full of controversy. Township trustees estimated hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent on legal fees for lawsuits between Moore and both the four trustees and the road commissioner. During her tenure, the township also had trouble paying its bills due to a shortage of funds.

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