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Mathis barred from running for mayor

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Former Albany Commissioner Henry Lee Mathis issued a statement Monday, saying that he cannot run for mayor of Albany. He says that the state has not restored his political rights after he was released from prison.

In 2005, a federal jury took less than 90 minutes to conclude that the government had made its case against Albany City Commissioner Henry Mathis, for accepting money from business owners to provide favorable influence on their behalf.

Here is Mathis' statement:

I regrettably announce that because the board of Pardon and Parole has not granted my request for restoration of my political and civil rights, I am ineligible to qualify and run for mayor. I want to thank all of the people who encouraged me, supported my efforts and pledged their financial support for my potential mayoral candidacy. I was informed last year by the board that I should apply in June of 2015 for which I did. I have met the requirements of the Pardon and Parole Section 1 Restoration of Civil and Political Rights which states that 1. You must have completed all sentences within 2 years prior to applying. 2. You must have lived  to a law-abiding life during the two (2) years prior to applying. It has been 4 years after completion of the requirements. I will remain steadfast in my love for my hometown. This announcement will allow any other potential candidate to enter the race.

Sincerely,

Henry Mathis
 

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