LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Pulaski County judge has affirmed the residency of a northeast Arkansas candidate running for the state House of Representatives.
A lawsuit filed against Wes Wagner alleged that he didn't live in the district he wished to represent. But a judge on Wednesday ruled that Wagner has lived in Manila for the past year, making him eligible to run for the House seat being vacated by his mother, Rep. Charolette Wagner.
Wes Wagner, a Democrat, is running unopposed in the November election.
A lawsuit filed by a Mississippi County resident claims that Wes Wagner listed undeveloped farmland as his home address and doesn't really live in District 54.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://is.gd/3CtW4I ) that after a nine-hour hearing Wednesday, Judge Wendell Griffen found that Wagner satisfied the residency requirement.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com
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