AP: Two OH Democrats leave party over Washington appointment
Mayor, commissioner leave party over Washington appointment
The Associated Press
1/21/03 8:51 PM
Two northwest Ohio elected officials have switched their political parties in protest of a congressional Democratic leader's appointment, The Lima News reported Wednesday.
John Bergman, who will run for a third term as an Auglaize County commissioner in November, said he changed from a Democrat to a Republican because he thinks House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California is too liberal.
Van Wert Mayor Stephen Gehres announced earlier this month that he would leave the Democratic Party to become a Republican because he was dissatisfied with the choice of Pelosi.