The Republican challenger for state House District 9 was convicted of assault in the late 1990s, according to a Democratic campaign manager and court records.
Supporters of Uriah Ward, the lone Democrat running in the House District 9 race, released information about Ashley Bleau, one of two Republicans running for the District 9 seat.
“After reviewing Mr. Bleau’s lengthy criminal record, and realizing the severity of the charges — including felony assault with a deadly weapon, possession of illegal drugs, driving under the influence, and repeated speeding tickets and driving with a revoked license — the campaign feels it has a duty to ensure that the citizens of the district have all the information necessary to best evaluate who will represent them in the General Assembly,” Alicia Speedy, Ward’s campaign manager, said.
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