Party runoff winner wins battle to be on ballot

August 11, 2018 GMT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A candidate for a judgeship in Alabama has won a legal round in her battle to be on the ballot.

Al.com reports that Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick ruled Friday against disqualifying Pamela Cousins from the ballot for district judge in Jefferson County.

Cousins filed a complaint after learning that she was disqualified because she had not filed a Statement of Economic Interests with the Ethics Commission.

Her complaint says she filed the required Statement of Economic Interests with the Democratic Party and the state Supreme Court when she qualified to run for the judgeship, and that she was certified as a candidate in the primary and the runoff, which she won.

Hardwick ruled Cousins made a good faith effort and should not be disqualified from the general election ballot.


Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews