Statement From Attorney Chris Trebilcock on Behalf of Maureen Stapleton Regarding Recount for the 4th District House Seat

Aug 30, 2010, 15:30 ET from Chris Trebilcock

DETROIT, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to Mary Sheffield's request for a recount in the State House 4th District Democratic primary race, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone Attorney Chris Trebilcock issued the following statement today on behalf of his client, August 3, Democratic Primary Winner Maureen Stapleton:

"State election law sets forth eight basic requirements a losing candidate must follow before the state will incur the costs of conducting a recount.  Ms. Sheffield had 22 days after the election to learn those laws and follow them.  She did not," Trebilcock said.  "Why should the county and state incur the costs of a recount when the rules were ignored?"

An entrepreneur and longtime public administrator, Stapleton topped the field of 13 candidates in the August 3, Democratic primary by securing 2,073 votes. Sheffield on August 25 sought a recount for the race, but the count was halted last Thursday after Trebilcock filed an objection with the State Board of Canvassers saying that Sheffield did not properly file her request as set forth by state law.

SOURCE Chris Trebilcock