COLUMBUS – A staffer on John Kasich‘s campaign, who was arrested in November for allegedly choking and punching a woman, has been fired.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Blake Waggoner started working for the campaign in November as a deputy digital director.
Waggoner, 30, was charged with simple assault domestic violence. He pleaded not guilty the next day in court, according to records.
Wagoner then enrolled in a diversion in December, a program for offenders to have charges dismissed if they complete their requirements, like community service.
On Saturday, the Cincinnati Enquirer questioned Kasich’s campaign about Waggoner’s arrest. He was fired shortly after.
Beth Hansen, Kasich campaign manager, gave the following statement:
Obviously, this kind of behavior is abhorrent and completely unacceptable. We were unaware of the incident concerning Blake, and he is no longer an employee of the campaign.