Update: Angelina County will put new candidates on Democratic primary ticket

Update: Angelina County will put new candidates on Democratic primary ticket
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 7:22am

The Angelina County Democratic Party says it has determined it can name alternate candidates for the November general election.

According to Angelina County Democratic Party Chairman Jim Wark, under Texas election laws, the party can place candidates for both sheriff and Precinct 3 constable on the ballot for the fall election.

Wark has not yet announced who the candidates will be. He has several weeks to make a decision.

Original report:

Angelina County Democratic Party chairman Jim Wark tells KETK that he's looking into the legality of putting a replacement candidate on the Democratic ticket for both the Precinct 3 constable and sheriff.

This comes after Angelina County Democratic candidate for sheriff Jim Hodges and Precinct 3 constable candidate William Wade were disqualified for voting in the GOP primary.

Wark says he does not have anyone in mind for either position at this time, but that he has several weeks to make a decision once he finds out if it's legal for him to put new candidates on the ticket after the primary election.

Democratic Party candidates are checking into the legality of that move.

 

First update:

The Angelina County Democratic party disqualified two candidates from the general election. This means Republican candidate Greg Sanches is the new sheriff-elect of Angelina County.

Democratic candidate for sheriff Jim Hodges was disqualified because he voted in the Republican primary.

Texas laws do not allow candidates in one party to vote in another party's election that year.

Hodges was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

A candidate for Precinct 3 Constable, William Wade, was also disqualified for voting in the Republican primary.

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