January 18th, 2018, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni supporter Lynda Vescio filed lawsuits against both Brianna Westbrook and Gene Scharer in an attempt to force both democratic candidates from off the special election ballot. In the hopes of clearing the field for Hiral Tipirneni. Brianna Westbrook spoke with AZ Family News 3 Reporter Dennis Welch regarding the lawsuit while she was at work Friday, January 19th.
Jan. 22, 2018, Lynda Vescio dropped charges after it was found Brianna Westbrook indeed had enough qualifying signatures to remain on the ballot. Unfortunately, that was after the Westbrook campaign was forced to pay $6,500 in legal fees.
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