Modern has been all over the story about Marc Kvamme’s failure to meet the constitutional qualifications to serve in his current cabinet post (i.e. resident of Ohio) as Director of Development and the lack of a response from Attorney General Mike DeWine on the issue.

Here’s a quick update:

I just finished talking to someone who confirmed that the Controlling Board has started to remove Kvamme’s name from spending requests going through the board because they aren’t sure he is legally qualified to serve in his position and to sign the documents. Gongwer appears to verify this information.

If you’ve been following Modern’s coverage then none of this should come as a surprise to you.

But I’m also hearing that the advice to make these changes came from AG Mike DeWine’s office. Which is kind of surprising.

So the controlling board doesn’t think Kvamme is qualified to serve. And the Attorney General doesn’t think he’s qualified to serve. Does anyone think he is?

It’s starting to look like the answer, as we’ve been saying all along, is absolutely not.

 
  • Annekarima

    “Check” Modern.

  • Annekarima

    “Check” Modern.

  • Victoria_ullmann

    I hope you also noticed that Dewine did not decide this until after the Dispatch printed a letter from me last week explaining my efforts to discover this and bring it to people’s attention. If he is doing this why has he not fulfilled his actual obligation and filed a quo warranto?
    I am sure Mike Dewine recognizes my name as do others in the AG’s office.

  • Anonymous

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Even though Kasich says he is qualified, a little thing called the Ohio Constitution has gotten in the way. How much has Kvamme been compensated for travel expenses? Have we seen any documents?

  • Anonymous

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Even though Kasich says he is qualified, a little thing called the Ohio Constitution has gotten in the way. How much has Kvamme been compensated for travel expenses? Have we seen any documents?

  • Coleman

    I think Kvamme was the only staff member being compensated at their proper value: $1

  • Anonymous

    You are correct (on multiple levels.)

  • JLaw53

    I did get passed around for 1/2 hour last Friday trying to find SOMEONE who could answer those not-so-tricky expense account questions–like where does he stay while in OH? Who pays for that place? Who’s paying for the car to drive him to and fro? I finally got a ‘message’ from some assistant saying “He hasn’t filed any expense reports yet” and “he’s eligible for reimbursement just like any other employee” and then he rattled off some 8 billion word/letter web page for me to verify the statute. Meant to check into that today. Darn WORK got in the way…interestingly–they asked “who are you with?” (sic–is that what you get from a private school education? ending with prepositions? BRING ON MY PUBLIC EDUCATION, PLEASE! ). I asked if I would get different answers if I was “with” someone? “Ummm…no…hrumph, hrumph…” I wonder if Kasich thinks this is helping groom him for a presidential run…my dog is smarter…

  • Ohio Lover

    Kvamme’s appt still hasn’t been approved by the Senate. How long can they sit on it before having to take action? Will it fall to them to lower the boom?

  • Anonymous

    Whether they approve it or not, if it’s unconstitutional, it doesn’t matter.

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