A Democrat is in search of a seat within the Pennsylvania Home once more this 12 months after being bounced from final 12 months’s particular election for not utilizing his rest room sufficient.
A decide had dominated in 2017 that Frederick Ramirez did not spend sufficient time at his dwelling within the 197th District inside Philadelphia County as a result of information confirmed he was billed for under 95 gallons of water between March 2016 and January 2017 — or lower than two flushes a month, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
A Republican Celebration lawyer described Ramirez as “a candidate who cavalierly dismisses the regulation of this commonwealth to the detriment of the voters in an effort to advance his personal pursuits,” the newspaper reported.
Ramirez, the CEO of Pan-American Psychological Well being Companies, listed the identical dwelling on his paperwork this 12 months to run for a similar Home seat. However this time, the Democrat’s lawyer insists, Ramirez will not be disqualified as a result of he’ll have higher authorized illustration, the newspaper reported.
“Dr. Ramirez not solely lives within the 197th Legislative District, however he additionally offers desperately wanted psychological well being companies to that group,” lawyer Gregory Harvey stated. “We anticipate no issue in establishing conclusively that his authorized domicile is within the district.”
Ramirez beforehand acknowledged that he spent three or 4 days per week elsewhere: both at his girlfriend’s condominium in Bucks County, Pa., or at his daughter’s condominium, the report stated.
Regardless of final 12 months’s “rest room” debacle, one other Democrat gained the election, in a district the place 85 % of voters are reportedly registered as Democrats.
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