Kenneth Zachary is continuing his campaign for Calhoun County Sheriff. (Source:WALB)
Zachary says he is still eligible to receive votes. (Source:WALB)
Kenneth Zachary, Calhoun County Sheriff Candidate (Source:WALB)
Maurice King, Zachary's Attorney (Source:WALB)
Ken Hodges, Josh Hilton's Attorney (Source:WALB)
CALHOUN CO., GA (WALB) -
A candidate for Calhoun County Sheriff is still campaigning though his opponent insists he's been disqualified.
Kenneth Zachary claims he's still eligible to receive votes.
His lawyer says a Superior Court judge's ruling disqualifying Zachary because of previous criminal convictions can't take effect until the Georgia Supreme Court hears a full appeal. The lawyer for Sheriff Josh Hilton says that's not true and a high court ruling on Tuesday put Zachary out of the race.
"Judge McCorvey's order is in effect and Kenneth Zachary has been disqualified because of his numerous convictions and he will not be the Sheriff of Calhoun County,” said Ken Hodges, Sheriff Josh Hilton’s Attorney.
"I understand the opposing attorney has stated that this is an injunction case, but this is not an injunction case,” said Maurice King, Zachary’s Attorney.
"I'm on the ballot and I am gone be on the ballot until we hear anything further from the Supreme Court,” said Kenneth Zachary, Calhoun County Sheriff Candidate.
Zachary's lawyer says they are prepared to contest the election results if necessary.