Kovach says he was acting personally and not as a council member when he accepted consulting fees to aid Sherman in his mayoral campaign.
He contends the mass email was to alert residents to a possible violation of the Open Meeting Act “in the interests of transparency in government” and had nothing to do with the mayor's race.
Bryant said he hopes to have a legal opinion about the complaints ready by Monday, when the election commission meets at 2 p.m. at city hall, 201 W Gray St.
The commission is charged with looking into complaints filed against candidates, as well as examining contribution and expenditure reports filed by candidates.
Rosenthal won a third three-year term Tuesday, defeating Sherman and candidate David Kempf. She has denied violating the Open Meeting Act and said the accusation was “politics … there's nothing to it.”