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Clerk rejects mayoral application
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Jo Clifton
Three potential City Council candidates recently filed campaign treasurer designations with the Austin city clerk but only two of them will apparently make it onto the ballot. Esala Wueschner has designated himself campaign treasurer for a District 3 race; Melonie House-Dixon chose Seth Fowler as her campaign treasurer to run against Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison in District 1; and Shawn Jamal designated himself as his own treasurer to run for mayor. According to the city clerk’s website, one minute later Jamal attempted to file an application for a place on the ballot on Aug. 15. The website indicates that he filed an “ineligible ballot application.” According to a city spokesperson, “Mr. Jamal was declared ineligible for a place on the ballot for mayor because the information provided on the application for a place on the ballot indicates that he is not registered to vote in the territory he is seeking to represent.” Jamal did not respond to the Austin Monitor’s request for comment.
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