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Sheriff candidate remains on ballot, needs votes

A sheriff candidate is still going on with his run (Source: WALB) A sheriff candidate is still going on with his run (Source: WALB)
Zachary's name is still on the ballot (Source: WALB) Zachary's name is still on the ballot (Source: WALB)
Others are deciding if he's qualified to run (Source: WALB) Others are deciding if he's qualified to run (Source: WALB)
Maurice King (Source: WALB) Maurice King (Source: WALB)
Kenneth Zachary (Source: WALB) Kenneth Zachary (Source: WALB)
CALHOUN CO., GA (WALB) -

A disqualified candidate for sheriff in Calhoun County Sheriff is asking Georgia's highest to decide whether he's qualified to run.

Kenneth Zachary's name is still on the ballot, and he's encouraging people to vote for him.

Superior Court Judge Gary McCorvey reversed a lower court ruling and said Zachary isn't qualified because of criminal convictions years ago.

"So our position is that it is stayed. Mr. Zachary's name is on the ballot and all next week people can go and vote for Mr. Zachary," said attorney Maurice King.

Zachary's lawyer says the crimes weren't serious enough to reach the moral turpitude standard.

"The allegations that has been made has not been proven yet against me and I just want a fair chance as any other citizen would have and let the people decide. Let the people's voice count," said Zachary.

Zachary is awaiting a ruling from the State Supreme Court.

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