FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Another residency issue emerges involving a local candidate.
Just days before the election, a candidate for State House is being charged with living out of his district. A caller to WOWO confirmed he filed a complaint with the Allen County Election Board.
The complaints alleged that Fred Haigh, the Democratic candidate for Indiana's 84th House District lives in Coldwater, Michigan, but is renting a home in Fort Wayne.
The caller says he's repeatedly visited that residence, but no one was home. The home was empty with no furniture. That prompted a review of property records, records that he says show he purchased the Michigan home in 2008. He says that home is claimed as principal residence exemption in Michigan.
Haigh, who is challenging Republican Bob Morris for the house seat, did not return calls to WOWO News.
Earlier this week, complaints emerged that law partners of attorney Jack Morris, used the firm office as their legal address. Election law requires voters to register with their permanent home address.
Morris is the candidate for Indiana's 15th District House seat. One of the partners in question is a registered Republican.