Five candidates removed from
Atlanta Public Library April ballot
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[January 10, 2019]
In a short meeting of the Logan County Electoral Board on Wednesday
morning States Attorney Brad Hauge, Circuit Court Clerk Mary Kelley
and County Clerk Theresa Moore issued orders removing five names
from the ballot for the Atlanta Public Library Board in the upcoming
April 2 election. The audience in the Logan County first floor
courtroom was a small group of interested and concerned citizens
George Menken, also an Atlanta Public Library Board candidate
brought a complaint to then States Attorney Jonathan Wright last
week objecting to the candidacies of six who were running for the
library board. He claimed they all failed to file the required
statement of economic interest with the County Clerk's Office in the
required time period, between December 17th and 27th, 2018. One of
the candidates, Julie Tabor, removed her candidacy prior to the
electoral board meeting.
The five names removed from the ballot included Library Board
President Randy Brooks, along with candidates Robert Letterle, James
Welchel, Karen Horn and Marjory Dyer.
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There are five vacancies on the Atlanta Public Library Board and
five qualified candidates remaining on the ballot to fill those
vacancies. After issuing the orders to remove the candidate names,
the electoral board adjourned.
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In other news from Atlanta, a short meeting was held at the Atlanta City Hall on
Tuesday afternoon to answer an objection to two of the candidates on the ballot
for Atlanta City Council in the upcoming April 2 election. The objection stated
that these two candidates, Linda Evans and Dale Colaw, had also failed to file
the required statement of economic interest with the County Clerk's Office in
the required time period.
The meeting was officiated by Atlanta Mayor Fred Finchum, City Clerk Kenny
Martin, most senior council member Billie Cheek, and City Attorney Michael
Fleshman. A short period of discussion took place, and the meeting ended with
the order to remove the two names from the April 2 ballot.