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Were Representative's rights violated?

June 4, 2007

Albany - A state representative says his civil rights were violated when he was denied the opportunity to work on the Civil Rights Museum. Representative Winfred Dukes says his construction company, Dukes, Edwards and Dukes, placed a bid with Albany Tomorrow on an expansion project at the Albany Civil Rights Museum.

He says he placed the lowest bid but wasn't selected for the project and wasn't given a reason as to why he wasn't selected. "It undermines the confidence that people have when they come to Albany to bid on a project. We can bid, we can work, we can do everything right, be the low bidder and we still are not participating," said Dukes.

He wants the county to enact an ordinance that will require any project using public money to select the lowest qualified bidder. Greg McCormack, Interim CEO of ATI, says he did not feel like Dukes offered the best bid, and that's why it was not selected.

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