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Dougherty Co. man continues battle to get on the ballot

A Dougherty County man continued a five month long battle to put his name back on the ballot in a state house race. (Source: WALB) A Dougherty County man continued a five month long battle to put his name back on the ballot in a state house race. (Source: WALB)
James Williams (left) Attorney Maurice King (right) (Source: WALB) James Williams (left) Attorney Maurice King (right) (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

A Dougherty County man continued a five month long battle to put his name back on the ballot in a state house race.

On Thursday, a superior court judge in Atlanta will hear James Williams' appeal of an administrative decision that disqualified him in District 151.

Williams was the only Democrat to qualify for the primary election, but he was kicked out when a redistricting error was discovered and the Secretary of State ruled he doesn't live in the district.

"You should not have public officials deciding who wins or loses when it comes to election. It appears to us now that public officials are somewhat cavalier," said James Williams' Attorney Maurice King.

Kenneth Zachary plans to run as an independent against Republican incumbent Gerald Greene, but he said that he'll drop out if Williams is re-instated.

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