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UPDATE: Roberts Allowed To Remain On District 81 Ballot

Both House Republican candidates react to the ruling.


A residency challenge in the has failed, allowing Carla Roberts to remain on the ballot.

Roberts' opponent, fellow Republican Chris Boedecker, by arguing .

A ruling issued on Friday, July 6, by the Office of State Administrative Hearings,  ruled that Roberts is a legal resident, and thus allowed to seek the seat.

“In open court, Mr. Boedeker admitted to hiring a private investigator, sending people by my house, snooping through details of my personal life and even getting into my water bills," Roberts said. "He ignored the law, ignored the facts, and acted like a schoolyard bully.

"Mr Boedeker owes the people of this district, my family, and especially my daughter, an apology for refusing to campaign on the issues and instead trying to bully and intimidate a female candidate with his unsettling and bizarre behavior.”

"Although I disagree with the judge's ruling, I am happy for the voters to make this decision," Boedecker said. "I believe they will chose the candidate who has made ethics reform a top priority - the only candidate to sign the bipartisan pledge to support ethics reform - over one whose own residence leads to questions about her real sincerity and motivations in running for this office."

The court order described Roberts’ testimony as “credible,”  and “…proved, by a preponderance of the evidence, that she resides in House District 81 and has resided in the district since before November 6, 2011.

Boedecker charged that, as of June 1, 2012, Roberts declared a homestead exemption for 2832 Hawthorne Drive, which is just outside of the district's new boundaries. He asserted Roberts has failed to make her Rose Ridge address her permanent home for at least one year before the election.

Both Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat incumbent Democrat in November.

Mike Hassinger July 11, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Well, you ARE getting personal, but no more personal than the opponent who hired a private investigator, sent people by her house, tried to subpoena her 14-year-old daughter and snooped through her water bills! I think what you're misunderstanding is the timing. Dr. Roberts moved in September of 2011. She didn't file a homestead exemption in 2012, and when the County notified her that she was no longer eligible for an exemption on her old house, she cancelled it. She's paid all her property taxes for 2011 and will pay all her property taxes for 2012 when they're due. The court order is posted on this site. I don't know what other information would answer your question.
Eric H July 11, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Sorry I wasn't trying to get personal just trying to provide scenarios that would justify it. I haven't found the court order, but your last response answered my question: she moved in September 2011 so she would get the 2011 exemption and has pulled the exemption on the out of district property for 2012. Thank you and sorry it took so much back and forth.
JKB July 18, 2012 at 01:39 PM
*Boedeker
don Gabacho August 01, 2012 at 08:25 PM
What's your problem? Doesn't her experience tell you what a certain cast of Republicans will do even other Republicans? “In open court, Mr. Boedeker admitted to hiring a private investigator, sending people by my house, snooping through details of my personal life and even getting into my water bills," Roberts said. "He ignored the law, ignored the facts, and acted like a schoolyard bully." Don't tell us, having to witness still that cast of Republicans posting here, you can't know what "bullying" must mean?
don Gabacho August 01, 2012 at 08:27 PM
"Sorry I wasn't trying to get personal..." But you did.

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