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INFAMOUS CRIME: State Senate Candidate’s Fate To Be Decided

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A panel of state officials will decide whether Tony Bisignano may run for the Iowa Senate on Friday.

Bisignano is seeking the democratic nomination for a Des Moines area seat.

His opponent, Ned Chiodo, is challenging Bisignano saying he can’t legally run for office because of a recent OWI conviction.

Chiodo says the Iowa constitution bars anyone convicted of an “infamous crime” from holding office. He argues that Bisignano’s OWI falls under that category.

The decision is expected around 9 a.m. at the Secretary of State’s office.


    • Ishmale Whale

      Better be careful Rebecca. Politics aside, a misdemeanor is NOT a felony. It is stated as a misdemeanor, and if that is the charge, any document that asks if one has been convicted of a felony, and the person states NO, that is a correct answer. The only misdemeanor charge that actually acts as a felony is for domestic violence, and that is considered a felony that removes voting and 2nd amendment rights, and I believe that to even be wrong. Unless the crime explicitly states in the charge that is is a felony, it is not one.
      A speeding ticket or loud music on ones property is a misdemeanor. What if those charges removed ones voting rights?

      • Mike Cee

        “A speeding ticket or loud music on ones property is a misdemeanor. What if those charges removed ones voting rights?”

        Then only intelligent people would be allowed to vote. Not such a bad idea.

  • Mike Cee

    Bisignano is a low life drunk who didn’t bother to learn the first time. It’s clear he has neither the scruples or self discipline to represent anything.

    Go to Iowa Courts Online, take a look at Anthony Bisignano’s record and look at the past issues with alcohol. The lack of irresponsibility that he has shown isn’t anything new for him, and he’s exactly the type of politician we don’t need.

  • Rebecca Hergert

    That I can recall. He had a weapon in the trunk of his car at the State Capital. This was way back. I didn’t care for that!!
    He don’t need to carry a weapon on State property/grounds!!Why does he need a gun there??

    • Ishmale Whale

      Rebecca Hergert, transporting a firearm, unloaded, locked in the trunk is the proper legal way to transport it for those who do not have permits to carry. It is out of access of people inside the passenger compartment. It is also the safest place to secure one when entering a “weapon free zone”, as very few burglars who break into vehicles seldom break into the trunk. When I go to the post office, a school, or a federal building, mine is locked and hidden “somewhere” in my vehicle and it never enters a restricted building.

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