A public information request by Wilmer Public Citizen reveals that mayoral candidate Teresa Bain submitted erroneous documents and could be disqualified, leaving only incumbent Don Hudson and "media sensation" Brian Sliter to run for Mayor of Wilmer in the May 10 election.
Readers will note that the section of the application containing notarized signature and sworn statement lists "Council Member" as the position sought by candidate Teresa Bain. Click here to view the full size document. Readers may also note certain handwriting inconsistencies in this section as compared to the top and signature sections of the document.
Sources familiar with City Administrator Thom Lauer's handwriting said the erroneous information appeared to be in his hand. Readers may recall that Mr. Lauer is the son-in-law of former council member Teresa Bain whose appointment as city administrator was the subject of a recent grand jury investigation.
Dallas County elections department stated the mistaken information wouldn't automatically eliminate Ms. Bain as a candidate. A court action may be necessary to remove Ms. Bain from the May 10 ballot. However, the issue of inconsistent handwriting and the sworn statement contents was not addressed by sources at the election department. Election officials were not advised at the time of the inquiry that the document was made available for publication.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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