John Enright ended his candidacy for Pinal County Supervisor in Arizona after an anonymous letter alerted election officials that Sheila Nassar, Enright’s former live-in girlfriend until she died in 2007, had her absentee ballot filed out and mailed since her death.
Enright did not address the allegations specifically in his withdrawal statement, but he did proclaim himself innocent of any wrongdoing.
“I do not know who is responsible for this, and at this time, it is difficult to respond to what are now assumptions, assertions and innuendos,” Enright said in the video. “But what I can say is I look forward to learning more about these allegations. If they are indeed formal allegations, I will defend myself. I very much look forward to clearing my name.”
While Enright gives a convincing denial, how his ex-girlfriend’s absentee ballot kept turning up completed and back with election’s officials is going to need some explaining. Here is Enright with his current wife.