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Floresville: Miller ineligible to run




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August 20, 2012, 9:01pm
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Controversy already has attached itself to the upcoming Floresville municipal election, as a candidate has been told by City Secretary Margaret Aranda -- who also serves as the city's election judge -- that he is ineligible to run.

Floresville businessman Jim Miller, who filed Aug. 13 to run for city council Place 1, was told after the filing deadline had passed that he is prevented from seeking elected office in Floresville because of his voter registration status. Miller registered to vote in the city earlier this year.

"It's disappointing," Miller said. "I believe that the truth and the law will prevail."

Miller further stated that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled on a number of occasions that voter registration is not conclusive evidence of eligibility.

For more, read the Aug. 29 print version of the Wilson County News.
 


Your Opinions and Comments
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 26, 2012 1:07pm
 
 
true resident, when I referred to dumb Floresville voters I didn't specifically have you in mind. Until you made your most recent post I didn't. It takes a really low IQ ... Read More Read More
 
 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
August 25, 2012 4:43pm
 
 
True Resident; you still don't get it. If legal fees have to be paid, you can thank the city secretary for that. Jim was defending himself against the city. The city ... Read More Read More
 
 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
August 25, 2012 8:06am
 
 
True resident, how do u blame this on Mr Miller? If the city secretary didn't listen to her boyfriend and try to get Jim off the ballot, this never would have happened. ... Read More Read More
 
 
true resident of floresville  
floresville  
August 25, 2012 1:37am
 
 
Mr Miller does it again... costing the residents of floresville more attorney fees for his own personal agenda. Reimburse the city the thousands of dollars you have wasted.... ... Read More Read More
 
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 23, 2012 12:31pm
 
 
It is certainly time for the citizens of Floresville, if they love their town, to fish or cut bait. This race has taken on almost the same parameters as the national presidential ... Read More Read More
 
 
Holly  
Floresville  
August 23, 2012 10:22am
 
 
Jim, what a wonderful plan you have for the future of the city. I can almost guarantee you, that not one of the council has even thought of any of these issues that face ... Read More Read More
 
 
Joann Juhasz  
Floresville, TX  
August 22, 2012 10:37pm
 
 
Ralph,
They are not racist. The Mayor and all but two City Councilmen are equally dismissive, sometimes bordering on rudeness to anyone who has the audacity not to agree ... Read More Read More
 
 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
August 22, 2012 2:55pm
 
 
 
 
Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
August 22, 2012 2:46pm
 
 
This afternoon my attorney filed a Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus with the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio.

Essentially, this petition argues that the ... Read More Read More
 
 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
August 22, 2012 11:31am
 
 
Mr. Miller, so have you been cleared to run? Did the mayor give his girlfriend city secretary permission to contact you based on the results of Mr. Gibbs' investigation? ... Read More Read More
 

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