UPDATE: Brown Refutes Vogt Claims

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  As the campaign to win the Republican nomination for Indiana Senate District 15 heats up one candidate in the race is crying foul.


Candidate Liz Brown held a press conference Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., on the Allen County Courthouse lawn, claiming there's a political flyer from one of her opponents, Darren Vogt that challenges her status as a licensed civil and domestic mediator.

“I have been very forthright about my background as a licensed attorney, mother of seven, a former City Council member, and more recently, a licensed and practicing mediator.

“I am registered as a domestic and civil mediator in Indiana and Ohio. Since December 2012, after opening my own mediation practice, and after being listed on Allen County's List of Mediators, I have mediated domestic cases here in Allen County,” said Brown.


According to Brown's campaign, she's accused of never mediating a case. Something that she says is not true.  


Meanwhile, we spoke with candidate Darren Vogt, “I say that she is a civil mediator, not arguing that point whatsoever, she is registered with the state’s website, but when go and look at the website, there are zero cases that she has mediated before the court.”


Here is a link to the Indiana state website that Vogt says shows she's has not mediated any cases in front of the state.

In response to the comments, Brown said, “… Allen County has one of the longest running mediation systems.  They've been doing this Mediation Day that I've participated in, and he should know that.  Mediators do this quasi pro bono service.  For someone aspiring to go down to the state house one would think he would know that.  One of the Allen County Court expenses is to pay for this mediation process.”

Liz Brown will be on Fort Wayne's Morning News Monday morning at 8:38 a.m. to talk about this issue.  Darren Vogt has agreed to join Fort Wayne's Morning News Monday morning at 8:08 a.m.